Does HRT cause weight gain or loss?

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can cause changes in weight, but the effects vary greatly between individuals. There are several factors that influence whether someone gains, loses, or maintains their weight on HRT:

Here are some trends doctors observe regarding HRT and weight:

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Equilibrium Hormone Institute Therapy Clinic has helped over 5,000 transgender and non-binary people transition safely while achieving their body goals. Our world-class endocrinologists monitor weight changes due to hormone therapy and make dosage adjustments as needed. We also offer nutritional counseling and fitness services to complement your transition. Contact us for a free consultation!

Managing expectations around weight changes is important when beginning HRT. Our bodies react uniquely to hormone adjustments. Try to be patient and focus on healthy lifestyle habits, not the number on the scale. Over time, an appropriate HRT regimen can help transgender individuals feel at home in their bodies without significant weight gain or loss. Work closely with an experienced professional to develop realistic goals and a customized transition plan just for you. We are here to support you each step of the way!

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