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I had a partial hysterectomy last year, and since then I have gained almost 25 pounds. I am still very active as I was prior to the hysterectomy. I get hot more often than not, but don’t feel it is a true hot flash. I am not sure if the weight gain is from lack of hormones, but would appreciate any suggestions.

It is possible you are in menopause. You should see your physician and have your hormone levels and thyroid tested.

Please see Dr. Karen Cooper’s tips regarding weight loss for women - she has some great tips for midlife women.

All My Best,
Speaking of Women's Health Nurse

March 29, 2014 at 5:47am