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will progesterone help me lose weight

A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
26 years experience Holistic Medicine
Losing weight: To lose weight, get ur resting metabolism rate done(weight loss centers do this). This determines the total number of calories you need to lose 1-2lbs ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
53 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Blood clots: "Progesterone only" birth control usually is not associated with blood clotting, but being overweight and less active physically can predispose to clo ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracie Leonhardt
28 years experience Emergency Medicine
Weight loss: You should make sure you are eating a healthy balanced diet - do not eliminate lean proteins, healthy fats, and good carbohydrates. Have them check y ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
33 years experience Child Psychiatry
Within age range: menopause typically begins between ages 45-55 www.medicine.net You might try eliminating inflammatory foods from your diet(dairy, grains, and sugar. " ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
32 years experience Fertility Medicine
Carbs?: I presume you have pcos if your doctor has put you metformin. If so, consider a low carb diet such as atkins. Don't forget to exercise at the same ti ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thelma Jones
57 years experience Holistic Medicine
Endocrine consult: Endocrine consult appropriate here.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Progesterone: You need to ask your doctor why you are not being prescribed progesterone - I certainly don't understand why Microval and not progesterone. If your d ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Estrogen is not associated with weight loss. It is used to help control bleeding. Progesterone is what provides the contraception in all hormonal cont ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not usually: For most women, the weight changes seen with the progestin-only birth control pill (if that's what you are referring to) is minimal. Some women say th ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
19 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Progesterone increases your appetite as well as water retention, these 2 effects being associated with weight gain.
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