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Help losing weight during menopause

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Avatar n tn I pointed out to my GP that I was putting on weight, especially around my back, which I never had before, she just said well when you put on weight during the menopause, it distributes in different areas, and just left it at that. Since my doctors are reluctant to assist me I have turned to the internet to get all the info I need. I recently went to see a specialist at the gynae clinic she just said since you have put on weight, its the meno, and you just have to put up with it.
Avatar n tn I am 54 years old and having a difficult time losing weight. During the past 8-9 months, I have not been able to continue my typical exercise regimen due to knee pain and surgery. As a result, I have gained the nine pounds I lost and added 7 more.Approximately two weeks ago, I started to exercise again, managing to workout four days each week, although no change in weight. Any suggestions?
Avatar f tn This all will help you to get relief from these symptoms. Even you can go for some herbs like chaste berry. It helps to control weight during menopause.
Avatar m tn ) I hope I am as lucky as you are with the Ortho Tri-Cyclen continuing to help me lose weight. So far the extra weight I gained during the 2 years of my hormonal imbalance is slowing melting away, but I am definitely seeing a difference. With regulating my periods, protecting against pregnancy, helping me lose weight, and clearing up my acne and making my skin softer, Ortho Tri-Cyclen really seems like a miracle drug!
Avatar n tn The best weight loss diet I had to start for my new lifestyle healthy change. I know fresh is better but frozen is just as good and more convenient...
Avatar n tn Your Thyroid could be not working properly. I was losing my hair & gaining weight rapidly & found out that my Thyroid was to blame. That is why I take a synthetic hormone for my thyroid now. I've stopped gaining the weight but before we had discovered what was causing all of my problems I went from a healthy 150lbs to an unhealthy 360lbs in about 6months time. Now that we have me on the synthyroid.
1046985 tn?1305117048 My concern is that once I get my ovaries removed, (within the next few months hopefully) and I go through instant menopause, I will gain even more weight. Has anyone got any advice, or stories of hope. I have heard that ovarian problems can cause weight gain, and that its almost a given with menopause, aaargh..
Avatar f tn You sound like you are a pretty healthy weight already...just a little toning in that area. How awesome you have done with losing 25 pounds! You'll have to share some of your secrets!
Avatar m tn As you get older, you may notice that maintaining your usual weight becomes more difficult. The hormonal changes of menopause may make you more likely to gain weight around your abdomen, rather than your hips and thighs. Hormonal changes, genetic factors and lifestyle changes can contribute weigh gain. In addition, muscle mass naturally diminishes with age.
Avatar f tn About a month ago I just started feeling not hungry ( not like me at all)--I thought well as long as I felt well then I would let this work for me and it did--I was losing a bit more weight but I was only eating about 1000-1200 calories a day so I was losing about 2 pounds per week now.
Avatar f tn I am concerned about all the stories i have been hearing about weight gain during menopause which started for me a couple months ago. Mine was instant due to surgery. Another thing i have just started taking is Melatonin and the last few nights i have slept like a baby!!! It also helps with mood issues.(depression).Should i expect to gain weight also? I haven't yet but it seems like i am hungry ALL the time! just trying to eat more healthy foods.
Avatar f tn My dr is on my case every time I see her because I am not losing weight fast enough for her---and of course she does not believe me that I am seriously working on this. I was planning on having a tummy tuck and some serious liposuction this March, but my BMI is too high for the dr to feel comfortable doing the surgery. I had 5 c-sections, all done vertically, so the scar is horrific looking.
Avatar f tn I am arthritic and need to lose weight. How can I do this when I cannot move.
Avatar m tn Am I too old to lose weight? Please somebody help me . I am very depressed.I have been using Euthyrox 75 from the last 10 years.
Avatar f tn I lost 10 pounds In less than a month but i had problem getting food into my system because of all the queasiness but weight loss during the first trimester is normal as long as you make sure to drink your prenatal vitamins, that will help you a lot with all the nutrients you and your baby need during weight loss.
Avatar f tn I lost weight during my first pregnancy so I would say its normal :) dont worry.
Avatar n tn It sounds like since your mother is going through menopause that the two biggest answers would be a thyroid issue or another hormone imbalance. Hormones and your thyroid both effect your period and the hair loss is also a sign of both menopause and thyroid issues. My mother is going through menopause and has noticed that she is losing hair from her arms, legs, and pubic area. The doctor said thats normal for menopausal women but if your mother has other more severe symptoms I would go to the Dr.
Avatar n tn Eating too little can be as bad as eating too much. You might not be getting all the nutrients you need to produce the energy you need to burn off fat. It sounds like your metabolism of food is off. You might not be getting enough beneficial fats in your system. You're also not exercising enough -- if you're healthy and fit, why not exercise 5 days a week? Obviously, something is off.
Avatar n tn ve been fully checked out by your doctor? I do know that some women during menopause have weight gain and losing it is a bear. But this sounds extreme to me. And 15 hours at the gym and strict dieting, well, that in itself might not be healthy. I really would go back to the doctor to discuss these things. The thyroid is not involved your endocrinologist doesn't think?
Avatar n tn s keeping you from losing weight. By eating regular meals, you can better incorporate a mix of vegetables, protein, whole grains and healthy fats into your diet. Snacking, typically, ends up being fruit, candy bars, crackers, sandwiches, chips and all the things that aren't so good for you and tend to make you, either, gain or hold onto weight.
4715985 tn?1371582997 I havent actually puke so far during the pregnancy and ive gained my normal 5 lbs during my first three months. But in between week 12 and week 13 i lost 4lbs? Im pretty sure im eating as much as i did during the last couple of weeks. During my bad days of nausea i cant fit much but its getting better. Im just wondering if there would be a reason why i would lose weight in only a week? Im so scared that something bad will happen, is this normal?
Avatar f tn No it's normal at during your 1st trimester for your weight to be down and up.. Keep taking your prenatals and whatever you could keep down make it healthy.. I lost 13 lbs from my 1st and 2nd trimester.. If it gets worse your doctor will help you don't worry.
Avatar f tn Has anyone had luck losing menopause weight and also has anyone tried an herbal supplement called MACAFEM ? Thanks in advance!
5147790 tn?1364304489 t that hypothyroidism, insulin resistance or PCOS, all of which can cause weight gain and/or make losing next to impossible. Good luck and keep posting.
Avatar f tn I'm almost 19 weeks. I've lost quite a bit of weight during the pregnancy. Around 23 pounds actually. I'm starting to worry the baby will be malnourished. I'm trying to eat more but I get sick. Still haven't felt movement either.