What Causes Weight Gain?
Women who are going through menopause experience a significant decline in their estrogen production, and according to research published in the journal, Hormone and Metabolic Research, estrogen is responsible for regulating a woman’s weight and metabolism. Therefore, when when estrogen levels drop, weight gain is possible.
While weight gain is common for women throughout their lives, especially around your thighs and hips, once menopause begins, you may experience weight gain around your abdomen and mid-section. This abdominal fat build-up around the organs is referred to as visceral fat. Women who have visceral fat could experience dangerous medical conditions including:
- Some Cancers
- Heart Disease
Solutions for Menopausal Weight Gain
The first course of action for managing menopausal weight gain 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 incorporating lean proteins and whole grains into your diet.
Women can also introduce Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) as a means of balancing their estrogen levels and maintaining a healthy weight. This therapy is most effective in conjunction with a healthy exercise routine and meal plan, all of which is tailored to each patient’s specific body and needs.
The NuFemme Solution
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.