HRT exists in many forms including tablets, patches, pessaries, and gels. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the choices available, but finding a suitable dose and delivery method of HRT can help you deal with your menopausal symptoms effectively and comfortably. Discussing the pros and cons of the different types of HRT available with your doctor is a good step. If you’re switching between continuous combined HRT, then you may be offered Femoston, which is a type of combined hormone replacement therapy that can help relieve the symptoms of menopause.
Combined HRT is a medication that contains oestrogen and progesterone. You can also get treatment that only contains one of these hormones. While making your decision, you may be thinking, ‘does progesterone cause weight gain’ and ‘does oestrogen cause weight gain’. The answer is no, increased levels of progesterone or oestrogen are not associated with increased weight gain.
Although your HRT of choice may list weight changes (increases or decreases) as a potential side effect, the likelihood of this happening is slim. You should speak to your doctor about the benefits and risks, as in most cases the type of HRT will not matter if you are worried about your weight.