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Losing Weight In Perimenopause
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
I'm 42 and may be experiencing perimenopause symptoms: weight gain, clammy skin/hot flashes, and a significant ⬆️ in migraines. Ideas to help symptoms?
Constantly tired, no energy or sex drive, unexplained weight gain, facial acne, could these be symptoms of perimenopause?
Possibly: There are many things that this could represent. A complete workup by your primary MD would be the first best step. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Peri-menopause is: When you start noticing something is a little "off", (usually with your periods) or maybe it seems like you're more irritable than usual. Everyone has different symptoms at different times so it's really hard to determine exactly when you started into the peri-menopause phase, but when you can start putting 2 or 3 or more of these symptoms together and they're hanging around for two or three month. ...Read more
Yes, possible: Yes, technically that is possible. There are some medical conditions (i.e. Turner's syndrome) where the female infant is born and has no eggs left. For most women that undergo premature menopause, no specific cause is found. You can have your doctor check a blood test called AMH (a marker of your egg reserve). Perimenopausal signs are hot flashes + night sweats with high FSH and low estrogen. ...Read more
Maybe but NO: I will repeat another answer: if you go to cardiology for heart problem and the dr. Recommends a heart drug, i doubt seriously you would suggest or ? Whether a tea brewed from the foxglove (digitalis) plant would be "ok" as a substitute for the drug ordered. The cardiologist would struggle with that ? Why is it that women want to bypass good modern medical therapy for hormones? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, kinda: I tend to lump things together so i say yes. Others like to split things apart as distinct and say no. Menopause (also known as climacteric) is actually the time after missing 12 of your previously monthly menses. We refer to the several years during which you might complain of hot flashes, cold sweats & irregular menses, as peri-menopause. But we often lump topgether the whole period of time. ...Read more
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