- Q How do the hormonal changes of menopause affect weight gain?
Changes in hormone levels from menopause affect where women gain weight, usually in the stomach area as opposed to the hips or thighs. The hormonal changes affect only where you gain the weight, not why you gain extra weight. After menopause, weight gain... Full Answer
- Q How can I reverse weight gain after menopause?
Reversing weight gain or losing weight, after menopause, can be achieved. A combination of eating healthy foods and becoming more active will yield positive results. A healthy diet should include more fruits and vegetables and whole grains. Be sure you... Full Answer
- Q Can extra weight after menopause cause backaches?
Yes, extra weight can cause additional illnesses, including chronic back pain. If your body is carrying around more weight than the recommended weight for your height, you will be more tired with added joint or back pain. Just hold a 5 pound bag of flour... Full Answer
- Q Do women tend to gain more weight just before menopause or after?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyWomen in menopause don't have as much muscle in their bodies as they used to, which can lead to weight gain. Watch this Dr. Oz video to find out more about why women gain weight after menopause. Full Answer
- Q What is menopause?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyEssentially, menopause signals the end of the hormonal symphony that produces ovulation: Your ovaries run out of viable eggs, interrupting your cycle of hormones and monthly periods. It may take a while for your body to settle into a new hormone... Full Answer
- Q What kinds of emotions may I experience during menopause?
Menopause can bring negative feelings about getting older or disappointments in how one's life has turned out. Also, negative emotions or sad feelings can come from the reality of not being able to have children anymore. At this midlife stage, negative... Full Answer