Written by Benjamin Lee - Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Consultant - February 23, 2023
Why am I gaining weight so fast during menopause?
Menopause is a natural part of life for women that usually occurs in their fifties. It is the time when hormone production, mainly estrogen and progesterone, begins to decline. This can lead to a variety of symptoms such as hot flashes, mood swings, and changes in weight. Weight gain during menopause is very common, but the rate at which it happens can vary from woman to woman.
So why does menopause cause such rapid weight gain for some women? There are several possible explanations:
Fortunately there are strategies you can take to combat weight gain due to menopause:
For those women who find themselves already overweight during menopause, extra care should be taken as increasing bodyweight can lead to further medical issues like diabetes or joint pain due to increased pressure put on cartilage cells over time from extra weight . In these cases, consulting a doctor or nutritionist may be advisable if simply exercising and healthy eating aren't producing desired results as they'll be able to tailor advice specifically for each woman's unique situation .
BHRT Pro Center specializes in comprehensive hormone replacement therapies tailored specifically for each patient's health needs; allowing them regain control over their lives and become happier, healthier versions of themselves without worry about uncomfortable hormone side effects like excessive weight gain ! Book an appointment today so we can help you get back into balance!