What Causes Weight Gain During Menopause?

It’s this simple. Women who are going through menopause are experiencing a decline in their estrogen production, and estrogen is responsible for regulating a woman’s weight and metabolism. Therefore, when her estrogen experiences a dip, she could experience weight gain.

While weight gain is common for women throughout her life around her thighs and hips, once she begins menopause, she may experience weight gain around her abdomen and mid-section. Under these circumstances, the fat is building up around the organs and in the abdomen and referred to as visceral fat. Women who have visceral fat could experience dangerous medical conditions including:

  • Diabetes
  • Some Cancers
  • Heart Disease
  • Stroke

Solutions for Menopausal Weight Gain

The first recourse for managing menopausal weight gain, even if it’s related to imbalances with estrogen, is staying active and eating well. Maintaining a healthy diet means avoiding foods that are processed, eating a wide variety of fruits and vegetables daily, drinking plenty of water, avoiding soda and alcoholic beverages, and including lean proteins and whole grains.

Women can also introduce bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) as a means of balancing their estrogen levels and maintaining a healthy weight. In conjunction with a healthy exercise routine and meal plan, women can use this hormone therapy as an effective treatment for naturally treating their menopausal weight gain.

Hormone therapy with NuFemme Medical is a safe and powerful option that can help you get back control over your body.  Contact a NuFemme medical provider today to learn more about how the benefits of a customized hormone balancing plan that can help you safely and effectively manage weight gain and other menopause-related symptoms.