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What can I do about menopausal weight gain?

What can I do about menopausal weight gain?

Tough problem: The short answer is caloric restriction and regular aerobic exercise, but it is easier said than done. You may wish to form an alliance with other women in the same boat and form a support group to reinforce the tough choices. ...Read more

Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

The absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more


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Should I expect weight gain and early menopause with a partial hysterectomy? I am 35 years old.

Its possible: Menopause has been shown to start around 2 years earlier than average (49 instead of 51) in woman with a hysterectomy. So, you still have plenty of time before that is an issue. The weight gain is more of a myth. If you eat healthy and exercise regularly you will significantly reduce any risk (hysterectomy related or not) of weight gain. ...Read more

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10 days ago, I started taking phyto soya pills, twice a day, 17.5 mg each, for menopause mainly hot flashes. I noticed a weight gain, is it to blame?

10 days ago, I started taking phyto soya pills, twice a day, 17.5 mg each, for menopause mainly hot flashes. I noticed a weight gain, is it to blame?

Perimenopause: Weight changes during the menopausal transition anf menopause are very common complaints. Central obesity is prevalent and can lead you to heart disease. Caloric intake, excercise and hormonal variations will lead to your weight change issues. ...Read more

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Why am I gaining weight during menopause? I'm actually eating even more healthily than I was before I started going through menopause, but I've gained at least 15 pounds. What's up with the weight gain, and how can I prevent it? .

Why am I gaining weight during menopause? I'm actually eating even more healthily than I was before I started going through menopause, but I've gained at least 15 pounds. What's up with the weight gain, and how can I prevent it? .

This: This is a very common complaint amongst women going through menopause. Most women gain between 5-20 pounds during menopause. This has to do with the change in the estrogen/progesterone production, and the slowdown of metabolism. It sounds like you are doing everything right, but are still having a problem. Be sure that your thyroid level has been checked and is normal, as hypothyroidism can cause weight gain and is a common occurrence. Seeing a nutritionist can be helpful as well, as they can make recommendations of eating patterns that can boost metabolism. ...Read more

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I've not experienced the symptom as my friends except weight gain. Is this normal? I've think been in menopause almost 4 years. I have gain considerable weight, but that may be a combination of menopause, stopping smoking, and medications. My friends,

I've not experienced the symptom as my friends except weight gain. Is this normal? I've think been in menopause almost 4 years. I have gain considerable weight, but that may be a combination of menopause, stopping smoking, and medications. My friends,

Not sure of the?: You should resubmit in a shorter form. Weight gain is common after both menopause and stopping smoking (congrats!) but is usually 5-10 lbs. If you have gained considerable weight, this is not healthy for you, and diet and exercise should be the starting point. Many medications that cause weight gain may have alternatives that have less of that. Talk to your doctor about that and about weight loss. ...Read more

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Do hormones prescribed for menopause symptoms cause weight gain?

Do hormones prescribed for menopause symptoms cause weight gain?

They shouldn't: Hormones, in general, are weight neutral. If you notice increased appetite on hormones, this may lead to weight gain, as you would be more likely to feed your appetite. Also, sometimes people have water weight gain on hormones, but this is not the norm. ...Read more

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Weight gain so I have changed my diet, cut out soda and fatty foods and I am still gaining weight. Mostly just in the waist. Any ideas?

Weight gain so I have changed my diet, cut out soda and fatty foods and I am still gaining weight. Mostly just in the waist. Any ideas?

Hello.: Hello. If you have not seen your physician in a while, recommend that you be evaluated to determine if there is any medical reason to explain your weight gain. Sometimes people make the mistake of cutting down on their calories too drastically, this can paradoxically slow down the metabolic rate (and lead to more weight gain). If you aren't already doing it; recommend aerobic activity as well as weight lifting to enhance muscle mass. ...Read more

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Does cymbalta (duloxetine) 6o mg cause weight gain? I have been taking it ten years, but have also gone through menopause. Would a lower dose help me to lose?

Does cymbalta (duloxetine) 6o mg cause weight gain? I have been taking it ten years, but have also gone through menopause. Would a lower dose help me to lose?

Probably too risky: B"sd
weight gain is a complex thing: with cymbalta (duloxetine) "patients had a small weight loss early in treatment, returned to baseline weight in succeeding weeks, and had a mean weight increase of 2.1 kg. After 52 weeks of treatment."
Cymbalta 60 mg is effective for major depressive disorder - lowering or stopping would invite severe relapse. Entrust yourself to an accomplished psychiatrist. ...Read more

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I am 47, entered menopause at 42. No period in 4 years. No weight gain and my skin isn't sagging, despite these being hallmark side effects. Why?

I am 47, entered menopause at 42. No period in 4 years. No weight gain and my skin isn't sagging, despite these being hallmark side effects. Why?

No Medical condition: Perhaps you have a mistaken belief about what menopause is. I have never heard that sagging skin or weight gain are hallmarks of menopause. They are not in my book. In life one does not have every symptom of conditions. I believe you are just fine. ...Read more

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Can I safely take succinic acid to help with menopausal symptoms, especially weight gain? I take a multi-vitamin and cranberry supplement daily.

Can I safely take succinic acid to help with menopausal symptoms, especially weight gain? I take a multi-vitamin and cranberry supplement daily.

Safe but not proven: I know of no evidence that succinic acid helps with weight gain related to menopause. It is a component of amberen, which claims to have studies showing it helps hot flashes, headaches & anxiety, but even they don't claim their studies show it helps weight loss. I am skeptical about it helping but it seems safe to try (though I am concerned it contains msg). See comment:. ...Read more

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Severe lower right quad. Pain. Have complex ovarian cyst. Have gained 4 inches in waist and hips in a month but no weight gain. Could it be from cyst?

Severe lower right quad. Pain. Have complex ovarian cyst. Have gained 4 inches in waist and hips in a month but no weight gain. Could it be from cyst?

Maybe: Ovarian cysts can get large. They can cause pain, and also predispose to ovarian torsion, which cuts off the blood supply to the ovary, causes severe pain, and requires emergent medical attention. There are other causes of severe right lower quadrant pain that have nothing to do with the ovaries, like appendicitis. Please seek medical attention ASAP. ...Read more

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My waist got bigger after daily prednizone for 18mo. No real weight gain. Also hyetal hernia. In danger? Also bad hypo thyroid. Bmi 28, sedentary due to bac

My waist got bigger after daily prednizone for 18mo. No real weight gain. Also hyetal hernia. In danger? Also bad hypo thyroid. Bmi 28, sedentary due to bac

Sounds like: You need an endocrinologist to help you sort out your thyroid issues. Consider also water aerobics - great exercise, and easy on the back and joints. ...Read more

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Hyperthyroidism and weight gain, can a low TSH level cause weight gain? And how would menopause effect TSH level?

Hyperthyroidism and weight gain, can a low TSH level cause weight gain? And how would menopause effect TSH level?

No: Rarely hyperthyroidism manifested by a low TSH and elevated thyroid hormones can cause increased hunger leading to weight gain. Most hyperthyroids lose (muscle) weight. Menopause has no effect on TSH levels, but as we age hypothyroidism with increased TSH becomes more likely. 20% of women on medicare have elevated TSH and have frank or subclinical hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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What might cause dry itchy dark patch, itchy breast, itchy rash on back waist area, sudden weight gain, feeling full, daily headaches. And more.

What might cause dry itchy dark patch, itchy breast, itchy rash on back waist area, sudden weight gain, feeling full, daily headaches. And more.

See a physician ASAP: I realize that you are suffering, but you are not giving me enough details to give you specific advice. Itchy rashes can be associated with some weight gain if there is some swelling. However, daily headache, feeling lightheaded are not part of it. Also, collapse and pain, and more are too broad terms that need to be evaluated in more detail. Start by seeing your primary care physician asap! ...Read more

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Age 55-menopause @ age 44-vaginal pain (not dry, no sex)-tired-breast enlargement-galactorhea-weight gain-normal thyroid test...??????

Menopause: Please make an appointment to see your Gynecologist.
Once your history and physical exam has been done decisions will be made for your best care! ...Read more

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Girlfriend feels more tired than normal this week and not fitting in jeans due to weight gain in thighs and waist, took plan-b last month, pregnant?

Girlfriend feels more tired than normal this week and not fitting in jeans due to weight gain in thighs and waist, took plan-b last month, pregnant?

Take the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more

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Can weight gain affect your vision?

Can weight gain affect your vision?

Not really: Weight gain might be a bad thing for your heart and blood vessels, but the eyes are isolated from basic bodily weight and will function well despite weight gain. ...Read more

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Can u recommend weight gain pills please?

None: There are no pills to help gain weight. If someone wishes to gain muscle mass to aid in participation in some sports that benefit from this (rugby, football, etc) then a supervised weight training regimen, with a normal diet high in low fat sources of protein is the typical pathway. ...Read more

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Which pills actually cause real weight gain?

The list is to long: To write. Please let us know if there are specific medications you are interested in. The question needs to be narrowed in order to provide you with an answer. Clarify and re-ask. ...Read more

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What's the normal weight gain for older adults?

Normal isn't good: The average american gains 1-2% of body weight each year. Not a good average. 70% of us are overweight. Shoot for maintain weight if you are at a healthy weight. If not work on weight loss. You don't have to gain weight each year. Watch what you eat and learn to cook delicious veg meals as well. It takes lifestyle changes. ...Read more

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How to know if I have a good diet for weight gain?

Healthy & effective.: Eat healthy high calorie foods. Eat 6 meals/day. Work on strength training to build large muscle groups. Workout w heavier weights w fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hrs/night. Hydrate well w water. Foods to help w healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, Avocados, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil, > ...Read more

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Could 2.5 mg of zypreza cause a lot of weight gain?

What's a lot?: Antipsychotics, especially the atypicals of which zyprexa (olanzapine) is an example, are associated w/metabolic side effects, including weight gain, high sugar (diabetes even), and high cholesterol, in addition to more common motor side effects. Talk to your doc about options as some are associated w/less weight gain than others. Of course, you 1st need a drug that takes care of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Can the medications I'm on be the cause of my weight gain?

Yes: Some medications such a birthcontrol pills, certain anti-depressants can cause weight gain. Certain pain medications can also cause weight gain. Prednisone which is an anti inflammatory medication also causes weight gain. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to avoid weight gain over the holidays?

What are the best ways to avoid weight gain over the holidays?

Eat slow: Try taking small spoonfulls, savor each, rinse mouth with a sip of water. Talk to those you are eating with. Small spoonfulls. Take smaller portions, maybe use a salad plate instead. Limit desert to half servicing and no seconds. ...Read more

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I have acid problem but I want to weight gain, what should I do?

I have acid problem but I want to weight gain, what should I do?

Try Aloecure: Try drinking two ounces of aloecure or liquid aloe drink twice daily to help control acid. Avoid coffee, tomatoes, alcohol, spicy foods. Eat starchy vegetables such as brown rice, yams, lima beans, peas, potatoes, corn as well as non acid fruits like bananas, apples, pears, avocados and healthy oils like olive oil. ...Read more

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What's a good way to address my emotions after drastic weight gain?

Diet/exercise/therap: You need to learn to eat properly with low calorie/low carb diet, and get into exercise programme. And you may benefit from therapy as a group or alone to motivate yourself and help with underlying emotional and psychological problems associated with it
consult a nutritionist/therapist. ...Read more

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Iam taking practin tab for weight gain, please tell it s gud for health?

Iam taking practin tab for weight gain, please tell it s gud for health?

It depends: Practin or cyproheptadine is actually is an antihistamine that has a side effect of weight gain and is used in patients with Anorexia Nervosa. It really depends on why you are taking ir for weight gain. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Rothman
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Weight Gain (Definition)

Weight gain is an increase in body weight. This can be a result of increases to muscle mass, increases in body fat, or increases in body fluids like water. Occasionally, weight gain can be a symptom of ...Read more