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45, perimenopause, taking zestorectic (10/12.5mg). 5-7 mile walk/run 5 times a week.Ldl=42.Developed palpitations only when sitting. Zestorectic? Peri?
Hard to say: The best way to diagnose palpitations is to record them. Your doctor can prescribe a monitor that you can wear which will allow your heart rhythm to be recorded. The recorded rhythm during your symptoms will be very helpful in getting to the bottom of it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Common, but check: Unfortunately, our metabolism slows down after menopause, which can cause many of us to gain weight. But any sudden weight change (up or down) without a significant change in lifestyle can be a warning sign that there is something wrong, so best to see your primary care doc for a complete physical and to discuss. If all else is okay physically, your doc can help with a weight loss plan, too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Water balance: Exercise in hot weather will make you sweat more. This level of water loss/dehydration may give you a temporary weight loss, but this will go away after hydration. Probably best not to overfocus on day to day/hour to hour weight, and focus on the bigger picture of your overall health: exercise (strength, endurance, flexibility), diet, hydration, stress reduction, etc. ...Read more
Exercise: How much you exercise depends on your goal. If what you want is good conditioning then 30-60minutes a day of aerobic mixed in with 3 days a week of strength training is good. If you're training for distance biking, running or some other goal, then a training program specific to the goal is needed. If you're exercise beyond what you need for your goal, you could be said to be 'overexercising'. ...Read more
Regular cyclist (100km/wk),45yrs old.comfortably maintain 165 bpm for over 20-30 min.Max bpm 177.Resting pulse @ 72 -77.feel fine.Am I over exerting?
Yes: Ideally you would like to maintain your HR sustained for 20 min at 149 BPM. That is 85% of maximal predicted. You are unlikely to do harm but there is no advantage to maintaining at 165. ...Read more
Menopause after hysterectomy weight gain tired knee and ankle.Foot pain no estrogen pill what supplementes work best?
Why no estrogen?: Have you considered estrogen replacement therapy? Do you have any medical conditions like blood clotting disorders or breast cancer that prevent this? Supplements are hit and miss. No good data to say that any are terrific. Black cohash is one of the more well studied but even this does not do much better than placebo (fake medicine). Careful as not all supps are same. Seek out quality products. ...Read more
Early menapause at 38? Irregular periods, hair loss, zero sex drive, irritability, fatigue, weight gain, tender breasts. First period at age 11.
Perimenopause: Most women have a period before menopause that is a transitional time and can have some or all of your symptoms. When they begin before 40 it is considered early, but not necessarily abnormal to have this happen in your mid 30's. Ask your doctor for an exam to reassure yourself or to discover if anything is a problem. You may just be a bit avant garde. Best wishes. ...Read more
Quit smoking in march started eating better and walking track. Zero weight loss. 33yr old overweight female. Suggestions?
170lb, 5'1 female eating 1000cal a day doing 45min fast pace walk on treadmill 5days a wk. Rate of weight loss?
1-2 lbs per week: Based on your information, you burn about 1450 calories a day at rest and an additional 220 additional calories per workout. By eating 1,000 calories a day you should lose an average of 1 lb a week if you lead a sedentary lifestyle and up to 2 lbs a week if your lifestyle is very active. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sudden 60 day period, 34 years old, endometrium 1.7cm in thickness. Eating healthier + exercising + taking EstroSmart by Lorna Vanderhaeghe. Advice?
Obgyn evaluation: You will need to see an Obgyn. They may want to consider a sonohystogram or office hysteroscopy to see if a polyp is present. They may suggest oral contraceptives, Progesterone or a Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD to help with the bleeding. A complete evaluation is needed to determine the cause and treatment. ...Read more
24 with very irregular painful and heavy periods. Hot flashes. Painful intercourse. Low sex drive. Family history: premature menopause & endometriosis
Too young: Menopause prior to age 40 is considered to be premature so you are too young for a normal menopause but there is no way to be too young for premature menopause. To know whether this is what you are experiencing you need to know what caused it in your family members and you need to be seen for a full history, exam, and appropriate testing. Hope this helps. ...Read more
All things in moder: all things in moderation. in general the american college of cardiology recommend 60 minutes of get-your-heart-rate-up exercise 5 days/wk if you're in shape - 90 minutes if you're not. that being said - "extreme" athleticism might be bad for you and shorten your life. (100 mile marathon runs, climbing mount everest) ...Read more
Late (or missed) period after lap bend surgery exercise like aerobic swimming. What is going on? Is the menstrual cycle different after surgery?
Stress, hormone chg: Surgery of any kind is a huge stress for your body and can disrupt normal regulatory cycles. You are also (likely) losing large amounts of weight, and this can dsirupt normal cycling as well. It may be several months - or longer until normal cycles resume. Ur gynecologist can do hormone measurements and a sonogram to ensure nothing worrisome going on. ...Read more
44y F Balding crown, fatigue, unexplainable weight gain (30+lbs). Eating right, walking 4 miles 5 days a week. Thyroid test normal. Any ideas?
Endocrinologist: See the Endocrinologist for evaluation soon. The weight gain without explanation is of concern. Also the other 2 require investigation. Should get full work-up including bloodwork , and any follow-up testing. Possible that it is menopause rearing its ugly head. Better to get the expert evaluation. Good Luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: All you're doing is dehydrating yourself. there is nothing that helps "Spot burning" or "Spot reductions" such as neoprene around the abdomen to reduce obesity around the belly. All they do is dehydrate you faster, and you need fluid in your body to maintain fat reduction. You can't burn fat if you are dehydrated. ...Read more
Can lhermittes sign be from excessive exercise? Ex.Stair running, sit ups, weight lifting, sprints, etc?
Lhermitte phenomenon: Is a transient sensory symptom described as an electric shock radiating down the spine or into the limbs w/ flexion (forward movement) of the neck, but can occur with the least movement of the head or neck. Most frequently encountered in ms, can also be seen with other lesions of the cervical cord ( tumors, cervical disc herniation, myelopathy and following trauma). ...Read more