I am 40 years old and overweight. My gynaecologist has advised the removal of my uterus. Will this affect my weight?There are absolutely no reports linking the operation of hysterectomy with weight. During the perimenopausal years, a majority of females put on weight due to the interplay of various hormones. Even the reduction in the body basal metabolic rate becomes prominent at this age. It is very easy to blame external factors for weight gain. With a balanced diet and regular exercise, it can be kept under control. Always follow the doctor’s advice when in doubt. Taking a second opinion may help in clearing the confusion. The operation is absolutely safe if performed by a competent doctor.
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