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Doctor insights on: Losing Weight In Perimenopause

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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)

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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At what age does perimenopause start?

At what age does perimenopause start?

Everyone different: Average age 45+/-, signaled by irregular periods. Early perimenopause cycles different by 7 days or more, late perimenopause(pm) starts with no period more than 60 days. Starts and stops. Most symptoms(sx) in late pm, but symptoms like night sweats and hot flashes and sleep disturbance in days before eriod can start when periods still regular. ...Read more

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What is a perimenopause length usually?

Varies widely: Average would be about 8 years. Some patients however, never have the first symptom of menopause during the entire transition. So it may be hard to really pinpoint the onset of this timeframe. Subtly things like mood changes, headaches, pre-cycle bloating, night sweats, hot flashes, may all be indicative of this change. Cycle shortening to 26 days or shorter is also very characteristic. ...Read more

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When does perimenopause generally begin?

Late 40s/ early 50s: The average age of menopause, defined as the very last period, is 51 though it can vary anywhere from 45 to 55. Perimenopause generally refers to the 2 to 3 years around the time of the last menstrual period when the periods may become irregular and hormone swings may be more dramatic. Sxs vary from none to extreme hot flashes, breast tenderness, pms, menstrual migraines and mood changes. ...Read more

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How can I help my gf through perimenopause?

Suggest hormones: There is still very good evidence that all women barring the few with absolute contraindications to hormone replacement therapy, will benefit significantly from hrt. Too numerous to mention here are the benefits of hrt. Minimal risks in most patients. The biggest negative for the patient would be the cosmetic changes. Ten years of skin wrinkling, acne and hair loss in the first 1-2 years. ...Read more

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What is perimenopause a what age can start?

It's premenopause: It usually starts @45-50 with missing or irregular periods. Ovulation stops & fsh & estrogen fluctuate until the ovaries no longer respond to fsh. Periods stop & when there are no periods for 1 year that's menopause. ...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


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