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Is weight gain normal during perimenopause and wil this weight come off?

Is weight gain normal during perimenopause and wil this weight come off?

Sometimes, yes: Weight gain is a factor of declining estrogen ovarian production, decreased thyroid hormone production and metabolism, and estrogen conversion of androstendione to estrone from peripheral fat storage. Caloric restriction, and exercise is tantamount to reducing weight gain during this transition to menopause. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Losing Weight is also known as Lose weight. 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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Which herbal supplements are considered the best to aid in weight loss during perimenopause?

Which herbal supplements are considered the best to aid in weight loss during perimenopause?

NONE!: They work to make money, but not to lose weight. You need to learn how to eat and exercise in a way that you can live with for the rest of your life. Don't put anything in your body that you don't know what it is, what it's going to do, or what harm it could cause. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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How do I gain energy to exercise during perimenopause?

How do I gain energy to exercise during perimenopause?

Back to basics: The symptoms of perimenopause such as night sweats, hot flashes, heavy bleeding, and mood change can make it hard to remember we need water, sleep, healthy diet with minimal simple carbs, exercise, and time to recharge and be grateful. Take time to make a plan. Every day drink 8 glasses of water, take vit d and mv, stretch and follow your plan. ...Read more

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Is getting dry during sex with my husband a sign of perimenopause?

Is getting dry during sex with my husband a sign of perimenopause?

Could be?: There are reasons for vaginal dryness. Adequate foreplay and arousal is important, however, hormonal stimulation is needed too. If concerned, your pcp, gynecologist or other provider can check hormone levels. What is your general health and what medicatons are you on. There are many preparations available for vaginal dryness to help aid you in pleasurable intercourse. ...Read more

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Can I gain energy to exercise during perimenopause?

Can I gain energy to exercise during perimenopause?

Exercise will help: Being active helps make people feel more energetic. When we're inactive our muscles get achy and fatigued. Sitting all day long has been shown to be bad for health even if you exercise. It's a good idea to move around every half hour or so by stretching, walking up stairs, using resistance bands, or other light exercise. This is true no matter what your age. ...Read more

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Is getting dry during sex another sign of perimenopause?

Yes: One of the earlier signs. As average estrogen levels diminish during perimenopause, both the vaginal tissues and bladder experience dramatic changes resulting in vaginal dryness and decreased bladder capacity, frequent "bladder infections, " burning on urination and the need to get up at night to urinate. These symptoms can be very distressing and need local estrogen (vaginal) therapy. ...Read more

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Why do I no longer have the urge for sex during perimenopause?

Sex and perimenopaus: Increased stress. Level and hormonal imbalance , which can be common at this time , can cause that. ...Read more

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Does the estrodial level go sky high during perimenopause and does it come down again?

Yes and no: Perimenopause really is ovarian dysfunction, the reason perimenopausal women are not as fertile. If ovulating, the Estradiol level elevates at midcycle and comes back down if pregnancy does not occur. In a normal cycle, ovulatory Estradiol levels run about 350 (variable though). In the early part of the cycle during menstruation Estradiol levels are usually less than 100. ...Read more

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Will taking thyroid medication during perimenopause help improve perimenopause symptoms?

Will taking thyroid medication during perimenopause help improve perimenopause symptoms?

If you: Take the correct amount of brand name T4 replacement to return your thyroid levels to normal, you will return your metabolic rate to normal -- and then your symptoms will be whatever they would have been if you didn't have a thyroid problem to begin with. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Lyons
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Perimenopause (Definition)

Year period of time when estrogen secretion begins to decline, periods become irregular, symptoms such as hot flashes may begin, along with mood swings and other changes. Talk ...Read more