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Do women gain weight during ovulation?

Do women gain weight during ovulation?

No: No evidence that weight gain takes place during ovulation. Possible temporary increase of 1-2lbs due to water retention, that is lost later in the cycle. ...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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Do pre-menopausal women usually gain weight on tamoxifen?

Do pre-menopausal women usually gain weight on tamoxifen?

No: There have been many studies that have compared tamoxifen to placebo, demonstrating it's effectiveness treating breast cancer; none of these studies, to my knowledge, ever showed any difference between tamoxifen and placebo regarding weight gain. Nevertheless, as many as 10% of women on tamoxifen do report weight gain. This may be due to post-chemotherapy effects or menopause, as well. ...Read more

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Can you gain weight during ovulation?

Can you gain weight during ovulation?

Would not anticipate: A significant weight gain. Would anticipate that if you did gain weight it would likely be transient. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight during menopause?

How can I lose weight during menopause?

Diet and exercise: The answer is the same regardless of time in life: what you eat and what you do. But your body has changed after menopause, and with age, metabolism slows. So even eating fewer calories does not lead to as much weight losses when younger. Exercise is critical to increasing metabolism, but you have to respect the inevitable loss of flexibility and muscle mass. Start low, go slow , do cardio too! ...Read more

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What causes woman to gain weight after menapause?

What causes woman to gain weight after menapause?

Menopause: Regrettably it is diet and exercise. There are a few nurses or dietitians that can work with you on this. Please don't wait to long to get help and advice. ...Read more

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How to lose weight during menopause when you have hypothyroidism?

How to lose weight during menopause when you have hypothyroidism?

Balance hormones: There is a balance between the hormones from your thyroid (free T4 and t3), adrenal gland (cortisol) and your sex hormones (estrogen: e1, e2, e3, progesterone, testosterone). I would check all of your hormone levels and replace those which are low with bio-identical hormones. You will be able to loose weight easier when you are in balance. ...Read more

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Do women sometimes gain weight after breast augmentation?

Do women sometimes gain weight after breast augmentation?

Breast Implant Info: Initially you will retain some fluid and swelling from the surgery. Once this has subsided you should be close to your original weight unless your diet and exercise patterns change significantly. ...Read more

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Where would i gain weight during pms?

Where would i gain weight during pms?

Fluid Retention: Fluid weight can be distributed in many areas of the body. Women may experience swelling &/or pain of their breasts. They may also have abdominal bloating. Some women even find that their rings or their shoes may fit tightly. The body diures off the extra fluids. ...Read more

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Does weight gain happen during puberty?

Does weight gain happen during puberty?

Puberty: Yes but you are old enough to be getting out of puberty and you need to optimize your eating habits. Exercise would also be a good idea. ...Read more

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Do i need to gain weight during pregnancy?

Do i need to gain weight during pregnancy?

There are some : Situations in which a woman does not gain weight during pregnancy - especially if she has significant problems holding down food or she is morbidly obese. But please don't enter into a pregnancy with a plan not to gain weight. This would be unhealthy for you and your baby. ...Read more

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Can women lose weight when they stop breast feeding?

Can women lose weight when they stop breast feeding?

Confusing question: Many women use breast feeding as a natural way to loose weight. Eating a well balanced diet designed to meet the needs of mom and baby with calorie load based on pre-pregnancy weight can help weight come off. Before or after breast feeding, success at weight loss depends on feeding practices and activity. ...Read more

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Why we gain weight at menaupose?

Why we gain weight at menaupose?

Hormonal changes: During menopause, your body goes through some hormonal changes, specifically significant reduction of Progesterone and testosterone as well as dhea levels, estrogen will take a few years to go down, based on your body fat content. As a result of those hormonal changes, metabolism slows down and hence weight gain... ...Read more

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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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How do I gain energy to exercise during perimenopause?

How do I gain energy to exercise during perimenopause?

Back to basics: The symptoms of perimenopause such as night sweats, hot flashes, heavy bleeding, and mood change can make it hard to remember we need water, sleep, healthy diet with minimal simple carbs, exercise, and time to recharge and be grateful. Take time to make a plan. Every day drink 8 glasses of water, take vit d and mv, stretch and follow your plan. ...Read more

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Can you tell me, are women supposed to gain weight during pregnancy?

Can you tell me, are women supposed to gain weight during pregnancy?

Weight Gain: The Institutes of Medicine say that a woman with a normal BMI before pregnancy is recommended to gain 25-35 pounds during pregnancy. Many physicains believe that the weight gain targets are too high, however. It is always best to discuss personal targets with the individual doctor taking care of the patient. ...Read more

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How much weight should I gain during pregnancy?

How much weight should I gain during pregnancy?

Pregnancy weight gain: The general recommendation for weight gain during pregnancy ranges from 25 to 35 pounds. However, it is acceptable for underweight women to gain more and for overweight women to gain less. A well balanced diet with about 2200 to 2900 calories each day - depending on the weight of the woman - is the appropriate caloric intake for most pregnant women. ...Read more

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