Menopause is a term that describes the hormonal imbalances experienced by women entering their post-reproductive years. The early stages of menopause, oftentimes referred to as perimenopause, usually take place between the ages of 35 and 40. Although menopause symptoms vary greatly and affect each woman differently, weight gain is a common fear among women.
So what causes women to gain weight during menopause? According to an article recently published on TopNews.us, women are more likely to put on extra weight during menopause because of the hormonal changes taking place and their effect on the body, as a whole. When women are tired and moody, they tend to overeat – and this is why, they often gain weight. In addition, as women age, their bodies require fewer calories and store these excess calories as fat. Fat requires less calories than muscle – so if a woman in her 40’s continues eating as she did in her early 20’s, chances are she’ll start gaining more weight.
When it comes to menopause, weight gain is just another brick in the wall. Menopause can lead to a wide range of symptoms and present women with a multitude of health challenges, some life-threatening. It’s important for women to make their health a top priority, especially during and after menopause. Menopause has a pretty nasty reputation among women, but it doesn’t have to be a nightmare. The highly trained bioidentical hormone doctors at BodyLogicMD have already helped tens of thousands of women conquer weight gain and successfully mitigate symptoms of menopause, using a combination of bioidentical hormones and customized nutrition and fitness regimens.
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