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Many of our patients come to us with questions and even misconceptions regarding Bioidentical Hormone Optimization Therapy (or BHOT, as we call it). Dr. Matthew McAuliffe and our team strive to provide accurate, evidence based, and up-to-date information to our patients so that they can make informed decisions regarding their hormones and overall wellness. And, if you don’t see an answer you wish you did, send us a message and we will be happy to help!
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In every study shown to date, bio-identical hormone therapy is consistently shown to result in the decrease of visceral fat and an increase in lean body mass. However, in both men and women, during the early initiation phase of bio-identical hormone therapy, we often see a slight increase in weight (approximately 3-5lbs).
What happens in the short run sometimes is that when you introduce hormones to those who have been deprived for some time, the hormones mimic another hormone and result in the body temporarily increasing retention of water weight. This is almost always the case as long as nothing else has been done to change diet or physical activity levels. The body will, in time, recognize the water overload and readjust its retention, resulting in the normalizing of weight.
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