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Can HRT patches make you put on weight?
Many women believe that taking HRT will make them put on weight, but there’s no evidence to support this claim. You may gain some weight during the menopause, but this often happens regardless of whether you take HRT. Exercising regularly and eating a healthy diet should help you to lose any unwanted weight.
Will estrogen patches make you gain weight?
The transdermal skin (the patch, spray or gel) route is not subject to the initial first pass through the liver. In general, there is NOT weight gain with menopausal estrogen therapy. In fact, women on estrogen post-hysterectomy tend to be leaner than women not on estrogen.
Do you lose weight on HRT?
Many women actually find that they lose weight by using HRT as it shifts the metabolism back into a pre-menopausal metabolic state. Progesterone can sometimes cause fluid retention which can mimic weight gain, but there are alterations that can be made to the regime to minimise this impact.
Which HRT patch does not cause weight gain?
Dr Newson says “Many women are concerned that they will put on weight when they begin taking HRT. However, having oestrogen through the skin as a gel or patch with micronised progesterone does not usually lead to weight gain.
How can I avoid weight gain during hormone therapy?
How to manage weight gain
- avoiding processed foods.
- eating lots of fruits and vegetables each day.
- staying hydrated by drinking lots of water.
- avoiding soda, juice, and alcohol.
- including whole grains and lean proteins along with healthful plant-based fats.
Does estrogen patch help with weight loss?
Yes, HRT can help prevent and reverse weight gain by regulating women’s estrogen levels. Estrogen plays a major role in metabolism, body weight, muscle mass, and insulin production. Falling estrogen levels can interfere with these factors to cause weight gain and difficulty with losing weight.
Do Evorel patches cause weight gain?
Weight gain is listed as one of the more common Evorel Sequi side effects (affecting between 1 in 10 and 1 in 100 people who use the HRT patches).
Can a lack of estrogen cause weight gain?
Sex hormones, such as estrogen, influence the amount of fat in the body. Estrogen regulates glucose and lipid metabolism. If your estrogen levels are low, it can result in weight gain. Research suggests that this may be why women approaching menopause are likely to become overweight.
Does hormone replacement therapy (HRT) cause weight gain?
Hormone replacement therapy boosts the levels of hormones lost during menopause. There is no evidence that HRT leads to weight gain or weight loss. Women typically undergo menopause between the ages of 45 and 55.
Why is it important to know the HRT facts?
It is really important to get to grip with the HRT facts. All types of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) contain an oestrogen hormone. Taking HRT replaces the oestrogen that your ovaries no longer make after the menopause. Even low levels of HRT can have benefits in your body and improve your symptoms of the menopause.
What is hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for menopause?
All types of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) contain an oestrogen hormone. Taking HRT replaces the oestrogen that your ovaries no longer make after the menopause. Even low levels of HRT can have benefits in your body and improve your symptoms of the menopause. READ MORE What is the difference between perimenopause and menopause? Is HRT safe?
How does HRT affect your exercise routine?
Often, women find that HRT helps them to maintain a healthy weight easier. One reason for this is that it replenishes oestrogen levels which can help to relieve weakened bones and sore joints, which would normally be barriers to taking regular exercise. If exercising hurts you feel less inclined to do it!