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Sudden weiht gain after 45 going trough menopause?
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Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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