Menopause

Updated 21 July 2014

Will I gain weight if I take HT?

Menopause is associated with weight gain because the metabolism slows down and there may be remodelling of body fat.

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Menopause is associated with weight gain because the metabolism slows down and there may be remodelling of body fat. Some formulations of HT unfortunately may increase appetite and contribute to redistribution of fat. This is particularly so with some oral preparations. However, it needs to be underlined that ageing, rather than HT, more significantly contributes to weight gain.

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