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IHi i have factor v. On 10mg of coumadin (warfarin). Going thru menopause. Cannot gain weight. Healthy appetite. But weight loss concern.I?

IHi  i have factor v. On 10mg of coumadin (warfarin). Going thru menopause. Cannot gain weight.  Healthy appetite. But weight loss concern.I?

Weight loss: unexplained weight loss should always be investigated, and never ignored. If this is happening to you, you should see your doctor for further evaluation. Have you had a colonoscopy in the last five years? Even with a factor V deficiency, everyone should have colon screening at age 50. See your doctor to look into this. Do not delay. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Marvin Ott
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Is it normal to have trouble losing weight when going through menopause due to imbalanced hormones?

Is it normal to have trouble losing weight when going through menopause due to imbalanced hormones?

Not normal but...: Not unusual. Menopause is 'the change' and it may require more than just a change in menstrual cycles. Other hormones, especially thyroid and adrenal can change as you go through the mental, emotional and spiritual transition from being a woman who can bear beings, if she chooses, and god is willing, to a woman who has to learn to bear wisdom. Mother nature is at work to support your transition. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight during menopause?

How can I lose weight during menopause?

Diet and exercise: The answer is the same regardless of time in life: what you eat and what you do. But your body has changed after menopause, and with age, metabolism slows. So even eating fewer calories does not lead to as much weight losses when younger. Exercise is critical to increasing metabolism, but you have to respect the inevitable loss of flexibility and muscle mass. Start low, go slow , do cardio too! ...Read more

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How might you lose weight when you hit menopause?

Caloric restriction: And exercise assuming you have no abnormal medcial conditions like undiagnosed hypothyroidism, as we all get older our metabolism slows. ...Read more

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What is the best way to lose weight during menopause?

What is the best way to lose weight during menopause?

Paleo lifestyle: My favorite nutrition guidelines are from the paleo lifestyle. Paleo diets are based on a meat and vegetable diet. No grains and no sugars. This is not extreme. This is not a "diet" for a quick fix to weight loss. This helps your overall metabolism and will help with weight loss. I think this diet also provides improvements / protection for heart disease, diabetes and other chronic disease. ...Read more

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Can amberen help women going through menopause lose weight?

Can amberen help women going through menopause lose weight?

Amberen: There are much smarter ways to lose weight! 1: Make sure your diet is OK. Consider seeing a dietitian. 2: Exercise regularly. 3: Enjoy the next 50 years or so. Much more important! If you are going through menopause at age 33 you need to make an appointment to see a gynecologist as soon as you can. ...Read more

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50, f, do you sometimes lose weight after menopause naturally?

50, f, do you sometimes lose weight after menopause naturally?

Occasionally : Generally women tend to gain some weight. A weight loss especially if a women is dieting or exercising and losing weight that is normal. If a person starts to lose weight without trying at age 50, that needs to be looked at more carefully. Please make an appointment with your medical doctor and make sure that you consider a colonoscopy as a growth in the colon can also cause weight loss. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight with tyriod and also going through menopause?

How can I lose weight with tyriod and also going through menopause?

Eat less & exercise: The key to losing weight is a healthy long term diet. Sugars & simple carbs from grains esp. Cause weight gain. I like dr. Furhman's diet: http://www.Drfuhrman.Com/library/what-is-a-nutritarian-diet.Aspx dr. Weil has useful info: www.Huffingtonpost.Com/andrew-weil-md/carbohydrates-weight-loss_b_1937312.Html- see his "discuss that" link in his article. Exercise is also important! also see comment:. ...Read more

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How can you lose weight when you are on estrogen and are in menopause?

Low carbs, exercise : Wt gain is generally not related to menopause and estrogen therapy. It is a function of, among other things, a slowing of the metabolism as the years go by. Minimizing simple carbs. And daily cardio/wt. Training will be very successful. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause is defined as the absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more