Hysterectomy...

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My friend is getting this surgery  next week.   I have read about it and each responds to it differently I believe.  But she is getting nervous about gaining weight and no sex-drive since her ovaries are coming out too.  Is this true that everyone gains weight?  I told her yes, that if she sits all the time, eating unhealthy food it will happen.   

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    You're right that lack of movement will cause weight gain, but as for the myth that because you have a hysterectomy you gain weight is not true. My mom had a hysterectomy and maintained her petite figure, she never gained any weight after it. She was 5'3 and weighed 99 pounds. I have friends who also had hysterectomy's and never had a weight issue. So basically it's a myth, but sit around all day, eat junk food, drink diet coke or diet anything and watch the pounds add on.

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    Kelly, I can understand that you are concerned for your friend. But this isn't enough information.  I would think (hope) that she hasn't decided on this surgery in consultation with her doctor on a whim.  There are worse things in life than gaining weight and not having a sex drive--like cancer

    If the surgery is important to retain her health, she should have it.  But you are correct that she also need to maintain a healthy lifestyle.  

     

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    Hysterectomy or not...many of us gain weight as we get older. I have to say that menopause is certainly a factor with my friends and family. I've seen it over and over again. No matter how much exercise, how little food, or a combination of both, I talk with women all the time saying it doesn't help. No matter what they do or eat, they still gain weight going through menopause.

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      Yet, every body is different, I gained weight when I went on hrt, but then I decided to lose it all, and I did. Right smack dab in the middle of my worst perimenopause symptoms. It can be done, you just have to know how to do it. When the mind is more powerful than your body, and you're determined to change something within your diet, the body will adjust if it's done correctly. I'm living proof of that after losing over 30 pds, like I said during my worst phase. So don't buy into myths or legends or I can't do it because I'm in perimenopause or menopause those are all cop out excuses.

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    Thank-you for the responses!!!   All good points especially the one about LIFE.  Next time she 'moans', I'll tell her this is much better than having cancer due to the mass in your uterus.  I see this all the time many older woman do tend to gain weight--  I know my mom and her sisters did--- they are in their 70's now and have lost the weight by eating healthier and being active.  And then you see thinner older women.   I do believe we can lose weight mostly with food but it does take a lot motivation and dedication.

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    I just had my ovaries out and it wasnt until six months down the line I gained about a stone without changing anything but have managed to loose it by cutting back on things so it is possible not to put it on and keep it on.
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