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How Can Post Menopausal Women Can Lose Weight
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Eat less be active: Eat less and be more active. You need to know what your intake of calories are since calories in and calories out does matter. I recommend a visit to a dietician for a full evaluation of your eating habits. Both what you eat and how much you eat as well as a more active lifestyle are important factors that need to be addressed. Best of health to you ...Read more
Varies a lot!: Gender and genetics are important variables. As are eating and exercise habits. Ultimately, a male will go from a juvenile weight, of say 90 lbs to an adult weight of say, 180 lbs. Over the course of pubertal growth. The normal male range at 20 years is 120-220 lbs, female 100-210lbs (3rd to 97th percentiles). ...Read more
Balance hormones: There is a balance between the hormones from your thyroid (free T4 and t3), adrenal gland (cortisol) and your sex hormones (estrogen: e1, e2, e3, progesterone, testosterone). I would check all of your hormone levels and replace those which are low with bio-identical hormones. You will be able to loose weight easier when you are in balance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nutrition & exercise: No easy answer. Women w/PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) lose weight same way everyone else does: eat healthy foods & exercise regularly. Of course, see your Family Doc to make sure you don't also have hypothyroidism or some other condition. Metformin, used to treat diabetes, is often prescribed to those w/PCOS. Because it can upset your stomach, some people lose weight while taking metformin. ...Read more
Will i gain weight after a hysterectomy? I know there will be hormone issues after my hysterectomy. Does this mean i will gain weight? How can I prevent weight gain during recovery?
That : That is a good question. Women have different responses to the hormonal changes after hysterectomy. As always, any exercise program you can start once your doctor clears you will help. Some women can consistently walk a mile every day, some prefer to go to a gym. Find a nutritional program that is right for you. While in the hospital, you could ask for a nutritional consult to get advice. Ask your doctor whether you will need hormone replacement after surgery as this can affect weight gain and loss. Many women do not have weight gain after surgery but it is good that you are planning ahead for your health. ...Read more
Growth spurt coming?: Pre teen usually put on weight before growing taller. You may want to discuss you child's condition with your pediatrician. For diet suggestion you can serve smaller portions, substitute healthy snacks such as fruits and vegetables. Discontinue soda and excess fruit juices. Reduce time spent in front of the computer, tv , games etc. Increase physical exercise to an hour 3-5 times a week. ...Read more
Weight Gain: The Institutes of Medicine say that a woman with a normal BMI before pregnancy is recommended to gain 25-35 pounds during pregnancy. Many physicains believe that the weight gain targets are too high, however. It is always best to discuss personal targets with the individual doctor taking care of the patient. ...Read more
Complex to Measure: Also very variable person to person & type ex. Living creatures including the human body are the most complex engineering known to mankind. That is why there is so much marketing of nonsense "simple" answers & most medical treatments are mostly only about symptoms, do not cure anything & commonly further complicate disease processes. So simple question but very complex/expensive to measure&answer. ...Read more
ADHS (vasopressin): Adhs (vasopressin) resets adrenals which helps body not to store weight around belly. By research it was found with adhs (vasopressin) female lost 6-8 pounds per month and male 10-12 pounds per month. The other meds that work is to use chromium to help pancreas and fat metabolism, and try to detox will help to loose water weight due to toxins. The best program is control-it by biotics or first line therapy by metagenics. ...Read more
Eat less, exercise:): Breast area has some fatty tissue. Therefore, losing weight by eating less and exercising more can result in losing some breast weight. Decrease fat and salt in the diet. Exercise by walking, lifting weights; wear a good sports bra. Start today by reading this http://www.Cdc.Gov/healthywei. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No easily !: To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables ; 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol ; junk carbohydrates. Get in a good mix of aerobic ; weight lifting exercises. ...Read more
Not needed; no help: It is well known what works for weight loss. On your healthtap home page, just type in "lose weight" in the "ask a doctor" box, and many answered questions will be listed (there's great information in those answers). Hcg (and many other advertised magic potions) isn't needed and won't help, but will cost you money. What is known to work really does work: eat fewer calories than you use each day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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