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Does Hormone Replacement Help Lose Weight

Does Hormone Replacement Help Lose Weight is a common question by our patients who travel across Kent and London to see us.

Hormone Replacement Therapy – What Results Can I Expect?

Hormone Replacement Therapy can be a game-changer for many women who are dealing with menopausal symptoms, including but not limited to hot flushes and night sweats, brain fog, fatigue, and, you guessed it, weight gain. it is quite normal to carry a little extra weight as we get older, particularly around the middle. this is especially true as we become older. if you have noticed that you have put on some extra weight, you may have started to reduce the number of calories you eat in order to help shifting it, or you may have purchased underwear that forms your body. during the menopause, we often experience a loss of confidence due to unwelcome changes, and weight gain simply makes that situation worse.

Does Hormone Replacement Help With Weight Loss?

Even while gaining weight is likely, this does not necessarily mean that it has to happen. Yes, gaining weight is another indicator of the hormonal changes that are occurring in your body; however, Hormone Replacement treatment or Bio-identical Hormone Replacement therapy can assist you in either maintaining your ideal weight or returning to it once it has been lost. We can increase the suppleness of the skin and avoid an increase in fat accumulation by regulating the levels of the hormone oestrogen. You will not only feel better mentally, but you will also sleep better and keep your appetite normal.

How Does HRT Differ from BHRT?

The term “bioidentical hormone replacement therapy” (or “BHRT”) refers to a treatment in which the hormone supplement that you take is designed to be an exact replica of the hormone that your body naturally produces. It is 100% natural and derived from plants. In contrast to synthetic hormones, which are typically derived from the urine of a female horse, our body recognises it as its own and responds to it in a far more favourable manner to its presence. BHRT can be provided by a variety of delivery methods; the hormones can be synthesised by a pharmacy to take the shape of a cream, lozenges, or pills, and then delivered to patients.

Because bioidentical hormone prescriptions are tailored to each individual patient, it is vital for a practitioner to first evaluate a patient’s medical history as well as the symptoms they are experiencing before ordering a blood test for the patient. They will then be able to diagnose a patient, formulate a treatment plan for that patient, monitor the patient’s progress, and conduct regular follow-up tests.

What Are The Causes Of Menopause Related Weight Gain?

The change in hormone levels that occurs with menopause causes women to gain weight because the body is prompted to store extra fat as the reproductive years come to an end. Your body will look to additional sources of oestrogen production when your ovaries generate less of the hormone, and extra fat cells will effectively become the body’s safety net at this point. Because of this decrease in oestrogen, you may find that your belly instead of your thighs and bottom become the primary storage area for excess fat. In addition, the way that these hormonal shifts make you feel, which is most of the time tense, agitated, and nervous, causes your levels of the stress hormone cortisol to skyrocket. This, in turn, raises the likelihood that you will accumulate even more fat around your abdominal region.

The quality of your sleep may also be impacted by hormone shifts, which have been shown to have an additional impact on the symptoms of menopause as well as that dreaded belly fat. You are also far more prone to make inferior food choices and overeat as a result of lower levels of the appetite suppressant leptin and higher levels of the appetite stimulant ghrelin.

Other Non HRT Options To Consider


The power of movement lies in the fact that it not only assists in the reduction of extra body fat but also improves one’s state of mind. It is advised that most healthy adults spend at least 2 hours per week participating in moderate aerobic activity. In addition, consider engaging in strength training or weight resistance exercises because doing so will assist in the building of your muscle mass and will boost your metabolism.


When you are in your fifties, it is recommended that you reduce the number of calories you consume each day by 200. Focus on eating a diet that is high in meat and plant-based proteins such as lentils, avocados, and beans, as well as healthy fats, fresh fruit, and green leafy vegetables that are rich in minerals. This will help to keep menopausal symptoms and belly fat at bay. Consider lowering or eliminating your consumption of processed carbohydrates and sugars as another option.

Finding a balance that works for you can be difficult, especially when you are learning to live with all of the changes that menopause brings, so it may be helpful to work with a nutritionist to learn exactly how to overcome poor eating habits and embrace a more nutritious lifestyle through your diet.

So in summary, does hormone replacement help lose weight? Yes, however you should use it in conjunction with diet and exercise.

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Summary of Weight Loss Using HRT

Procedure Time

1 Hour Consultation, blood tests.

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Not Applicable

Duration Of Results

Dependent upon the individual and results of blood tests


£300 for initial consultation.

Additional appointments £150.

Blood tests are charged depending up on the tests undertaken.

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