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Vegetarian With Menopause Weight Gain In The Waist
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
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
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?
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
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
Menopause has set in I am 57 athlete, natural is not working, which HRT should I use, NO weight gain.
HRT replacement: "True" menopause is defined as that time when ovarian estrogen production ceases. Today's "evidence based" literature, as opposed to the Womens' Health Study of 2002, agrees with estrogen replacement if started within "5 years of menopause". Packs of low dose oral contraceptives taken w/o the placebo pills supply a low but effective hormonal supplement. Ask your gyn provider for recommendation. ...Read more
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
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:
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
Age 55-menopause @ age 44-vaginal pain (not dry, no sex)-tired-breast enlargement-galactorhea-weight gain-normal thyroid test...??????
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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