Studies consistently show that estrogen use is not associated with weight gain. The estrogen ring (you are probably referring to Estring, although there are other estrogen ring products) should not be a factor causing weight gain. More common contributing factors are age and lifestyle, unfortunately. As we grow older, we need to be more active to burn the same number of calories.
Dr. Barb DePree, M.D., has been a gynecologist and women’s health provider for almost 30 years and a menopause care specialist for the past ten.