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 f tn The first thing you should do is get some simple blood tests to make sure you don't have a medical issue keeping you from losing. Those could include hypothyroidism, insulin resistance and PCOS (if you aren't past menopause). These conditions can cause weight gain and/or make losing almost impossible. The second thing you need to do is calculate the calories you actually need on a daily basis, then keep a food diary to see if you're staying within your calorie allotment.
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?
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 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 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 m tn I am now taking Ortho Tri-Cyclen and have actually begun to FINALLY start losing weight. My weight loss is not much yet, but I was wondering if taking these birth control pills is actually the reason for my weight loss? I know birth control pills are supposed to help with hormonal imbalances, so would taking them also enable me to finally start losing weight, despite the fact that so many women say birth control pills cause them to GAIN weight?
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.
Avatar f tn I am arthritic and need to lose weight. How can I do this when I cannot move.
Avatar f tn I completed normal menopause close to my 46th birthday and lost both ovaries at age 48 due to a large cyst and things my surgeon told me during my pre-surgery consult. I do not know what surgical menopause is like but I understand your motives. You are old enough, yes. I do not miss having periods or worrying about ovarian cancer. But my hair thinned a lot since menopause. Change in hormones is the likely cause and I do not trust HRT at my age. Other than that, I look and feel fine.
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 n tn I am sweating profusely when on the elliptical and believe me, I am giving my heart a strong 30 minute workout. Could there be a medical reason why I am not losing any weight or seeing any noticable difference with all of the effort I am putting forth?
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 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 Does anyone know of a program that will help with weight loss during menopause? Prior to menopause, I was able to lose weight if I stuck to a program, although during the last couple of years my weight has been immovable. Any suggestions?
Avatar m tn A 3-year study of healthy women nearing menopause found an average gain of 5 pounds during the 3 years. Hormonal changes and aging are both possible factors in this weight gain.
Avatar n tn am 61 through menopause had ovarian cysts bilat salpingo oophorectomy 11/09/10 have not gained weight but have had great difficulty losing even though i feel i was finished with menopause could this surgery started some other effect on other hormones trhat effect weight pituitary endocrine system or what could be going on here anything i can do dont want to decrease calories too much my metabolism will decrease further whats up just one more creepy part of getting old ive had probl
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.
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 In the beginning of my pregnancy I started to lose weight without try, ate all the normal stuff, now I am 30 weeks pregnant and only gained 4 pounds, but my baby is 2 Lbs more then she should be, and my doctors ask me was I try to lose weight. Have anyone ever went through weight loss during their pregnancy.
Avatar f tn I'm turning 33 on Saturday and haven't had my period for almost 4 months. My husband had a vasectomy & I am not pregnant. Losing a little weight, but seem to have a fee symptoms of early menopause. Is that even possible at my age? Other symptoms include: insomnia, occasional bleeding gums, hot flashes, etc. I started my period when I was in 5th grade, could I also be an early starter to menopause? Should I have my thyroid checked? Any other ideas?
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 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 talked to my midwife about weight loss during pregnancy or just not at an average weight.