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Bioidentical Hormones Weight Gain
A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more
Yes if unbalanced: The key to natural hormone replacement is balance. If balanced you should gain weight no more easily than you did when you were younger if you are eating a proper diet and exercising to maintain adequate muscle mass. Muscle mass controls your metabolic rate. Too much Estradiol or Progesterone can cause weight gain. Too much testosterone can boost appetite. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Kinda sorta maybe: But first, weight gain in whom? Men? Women? Low in testosterone ; estrogen? Or normal levels? Interesting question but too general. Estrogen is linked to water retention which can lead to weight gain. Testosterone can lead to muscle development which can result in weight gain. Not exactly sure what you're looking for. Can you give us some more details ; specifics so that we can answer your questio. ...Read more
What?: There are thousands of hormones and they generally are "in balance" unless you have a disease or an abusive life-style. Hormones can become "unbalanced" if you gain a lot of weight. The treatment is to lose the weight through diet and exercise to help your body regularize your hormones. The weight gain causes the imbalance, not the other way around. ...Read more
No: There have been many studies that have compared tamoxifen to placebo, demonstrating it's effectiveness treating breast cancer; none of these studies, to my knowledge, ever showed any difference between tamoxifen and placebo regarding weight gain. Nevertheless, as many as 10% of women on tamoxifen do report weight gain. This may be due to post-chemotherapy effects or menopause, as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stop taking it.: Natural hormone replacement is fraught with danger. There are very safe and proven estrogen replacement medications that are well-studied and whose proper dosing and side effects are well understood. That is not the case with herbal forms, which are not even guaranteed to do what they say. See your doc and consider plant based estrogen replacement first, not horse-derived. ...Read more
Weight gain due to poss. hormone imbalance. Would birth control balance hormones and poss. reduce weight?
Interactions: You can use a drug interaction checker whenever you have questions about drug-drug interactions or drug - food interactions. Here is one option (Drugs.Com): https://www.drugs.com/drug_interactions.php Your pharmacist is also an excellent source of information ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes!: But only if you lose weight in a safe fashion via healthy nutrition & regular exercise. What you want to do is to shed belly fat which is where testosterone is converted into estrogen, the female hormone. Less fat means less conversion which means more T. But rather than focus on T, focus on healthy lifestyle leading to healthy life. ...Read more
Spell check: Hi. Wow, read what you posted! I bet you can do a boat load better! That's like saying "since wheels are round, are wheels round?" only with much worse spelling! OK, yes, insulin is an anabolic hormone, and does promote weight gain. There is a new endo in SLO at Sierra Vista, Dr. Ashley Thorsell, and she's awesome. Go see her. And get your diabetes in control! Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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