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Will I become fat if I start hormone therapy for low progesterone levels ?

28 y/o im 5 2 , 198pounds i had regular periods, but my progesterone levels, are quite low, very low. during ovulation they were at 2.38, my Hbg levels are 11.7, Lipid panel came out very good in fact my cholesterols levels are very low, too!! I had lost ~50pounds w/in 2 years, could this be connected?? will i get fat i start a hormone therapy??
Tue, 10 Jan 2012
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Crash dieting is known to cause disturbance in the hormonal levels of the body.I think excessive dieting and exercise were mainly responsible for your weight loss.All the hormone therapies related to female sex hormones do have weight gain as a common side effect.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal
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