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Transsexual HRT and Obesity

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    Would being obese be grounds for being denied HRT?
     
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    Idk that's a good question I've personally never heard that happen before
     
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    I would just like to know if I need to lose weight before I even ask to see an endo or therapist specializing in gender issues.
     
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    I'd just look into it call and ask doctors as I've said I haven't heard that I've known bigger people who transitioned so I'm not sure there would be
     
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    I don’t believe so for HRT. The NHS asks (though I don’t know if it’s a solid rule) for a BMI of 25 (I believe) for SRS. That said, it may benefit you to be more towards average because HRT does affect weight.
     
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    As far as just being overweight, no, but the consequences of being overweight may. For example, if because you are overweight, you have liver or kidney issues, then it will affect you taking certain HRT, or a certain amount of HRT, or possibly preventing you from being prescribed HRT.
     
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    in the same situation as you, i highly suggest to lose weight now just for 1 thing and 1 thing alone, HRT makes harder to lose weight. besides the different distribution of new fat in the body.
    Ask your doctor for other areas where it would affect you but my doctor highly suggested me to lose weight before try them.
     
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    Yeah that is what I've read. I would like to get my BMI under 30 before I start.
     
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    I've heard of one person who was denied for being overweight.
     
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    Yeah, me too. One of the people I know was told that if they got below 30 BMI that they would have no problem proscribing it but until then no dice.
     
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    I had a bmi of about 35 when I started hrt, so I don't think it would hold you back too much. Your doctor s will be able to give you more information, but unless your seriously overweight I don't see it being a problem.
     
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