Losing weight during the 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?
1046985 tn?1305117048 Yay, finally some good news. Hopefully I will have the same results after my surgery.
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 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 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 Even though my doctor told me not to worry, I am very worried...also now I am so scared, I know I will do something about my weight. Will losing weight help me to keep from getting uterine cancer becuase of the estrogen effect? Thanks for any insight you can give me...I just found out about this today and am still trying to digest it.
Avatar f tn Hi, It depends how much you are worrying about the situation, when you say you are close to the menopause, do you think you have you started to go through it already? I would also weigh up the pain causd by the cysts, how often you get the pain vs losing your hormones. Have they advised what kind of cysts they think they are? Will they give you regular ultrasounds to check them? Its quite a tricky one.
Avatar f tn I am arthritic and need to lose weight. How can I do this when I cannot move.
Avatar f tn t argue with your theory of the crunches, nor with the idea that losing more weight over all would not be the thing to do. At 5'5", 135 pounds sounds about right. I would have to disagree some about the belly fat and menopause though, while keeping in mind that everyone is different and what works for one, won't necessarily work for all.
Avatar f tn Does anyone else experience depression (characterized by irritability and lethargy) as well as weight gain. The more weight I gain, the more depressed I feel. Everyone gets on my nerves. I've gained almost 10 pounds and it has to stop. Any ideas of who to lose weight while in menopause. I'm trying 5HTP now - just started so not sure how it will do. The digestive problems are a pain as well - so so so tired of the gas!! ugh!!
Avatar f tn I am disgusted by how I look and although I lift weights and work out, the belly is hanging lower and looking worse, but I am not losing weight. I'd be thrilled with a half pound a week loss, if it were consistent, but I simply have hit a brick wall. Any help would be appreciated.
Avatar f tn I have had hot flashes, night sweats and a small bit of weight gain. Last month the hot flashes seemed to have stopped along with the night sweats. I am sleeping better and then just yesterday I notice I am having a little bit of bleeding. It feels like a period. Just very lite. I have called my dr and I am going to be seeing him next week. I have had a lot of stress, family stress going on in my life. Could this be all it is or does this happen sometimes. I am a bit concerned.
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.
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 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 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 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 Has anyone not gained any pounds at all during there whole pregnacy?? Just a bit concerned. I don't vomit I eat little snacks during the day and I feel great. But just not weight gained. So just wondering if it seems ok?
Avatar m tn I hear you loud and clear. Exercise is meant to build muscle which weighs more than fat so you may be getting rid of some fat but staying the same weight. Looks like you might to have to cut down on calorie intake and make different food choices, I know I had to after menopause. One possible side effect of Euthyrox is increased appetite another is weight loss so who know what effects it's having on you? The Mediterranean Diet has lots of good suggestions and recipes all over the www.
Avatar f tn Im 27 weeks and ive lost 7 pounds due to watching my carbohydrates
Avatar n tn No Im 32 weeks pregnant I lost weight at the first trimester and gained weight at the middle or my second trymester its normal that happens sometimes you will gain and lose weight during your pregnancy.
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?
805878 tn?1243615673 I am 17 weeks today and I am still 15pound lower than my prepregnancy weight. The initial weight loss was due to Hyperemesis Gravidarum (fancy name for extreme morning sickness). However I continued to loose weight after being put on medication which stopped the vomiting. They did some tests and my thyroid was overfunctioning. It turns out that it is an autoimmune problem for me called Graves Disease.
Avatar f tn You probably gained mostly water weight In the beginning and now are starting to lose it....its normal to lose weight during the first trimester and most women lose at least a few pounds, but others will gain more In the beginning and less later on! Just try to remember that the baby needs no more than 300calories a day and that's actually not until the 2nd and 3rd trimester, during the 1st you don't need any extra calories per day!!
Avatar f tn My friend was 235 and by the time she was done being pregnant, she weighed 175 and had so far, kept the weight off. I lost weight in the beginning of all my pregnancies.
10913038 tn?1424227711 So I am 29 weeks and I have been exercising, increasing my water intake and eating healthy. I have actually lost weight. Is it safe to lose weight during pregnancy? I feel great and I have lots of energy. I was not very overweight to begin with, maybe just a little for my height. I just want to make sure it's safe. I plan on asking my dr next week but thought I would ask u guys too.