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Can Hormone Pellets Cause Weight Gain?

By: Marina Roloff, DNP, FNP-C


 Hormone therapy is gaining popularity in Yuma, AZ, and board-certified nurse practitioner Marina Roloff at Enhance Aesthetics & Wellness provides this innovative treatment. Many of her patients choose hormone therapy, typically administered through hormone pellets, to address various symptoms of hormonal imbalances. One question that frequently arises is whether these hormone pellets can cause weight gain. The answer can be multifaceted, and for clarity, it's best to consult a trusted healthcare professional. 

What does the research tell us about hormone pellets and weight gain? 

Marina frequently addresses the issue of weight gain with her patients. Her expertise informs us that hormone pellets, particularly those used in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), typically do not directly lead to weight gain, but this varies from patient to patient. Their primary function is to restore hormonal balance, which, when disrupted, can cause symptoms including:  

  • Weight gain 
  • Fatigue 
  • Mood swings 

How can hormone therapy impact your overall health? 

Testosterone treatment and other hormone therapies can yield numerous health benefits. These can include increased energy levels, mood improvement, better sleep quality, and enhanced sexual function. These improvements often indirectly support weight loss or management by encouraging increased physical activity and healthier eating patterns due to an improved mood. 

Are there any exceptions to consider with hormone therapy? 

While hormone therapy typically doesn't cause weight gain, every individual's response can vary. Some patients may experience water retention or increased appetite, which could lead to slight weight gain. However, Marina emphasizes that these effects are usually temporary and can be managed with lifestyle modifications or adjustments to the hormone therapy regimen. 

Find out more about hormone therapy in Yuma, AZ 

If you're considering hormone therapy in Yuma, AZ, scheduling a consultation with Marina Roloff at Enhance Aesthetics & Wellness can help you understand its potential effects, including any weight changes. Her extensive knowledge of BHRT and hormone pellets can guide you in your wellness journey. Remember, it's your body, and you deserve a tailored approach to your health. Contact Marina today to take the first step toward balanced health.

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