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Menopause and Weight Gain

Menopause and Weight Gain

Menopause and Weight Gain
by Dr. Edward Eckert

Since menopause started, how many times have you complained about your weight gain? Well, today, we are addressing this question. 

In general, a concomitant condition is when two conditions occur together, but one does not cause the other. That is what happens here. However, we will discuss how the two are interrelated. 

When talking about weight gain, age matters

In our western culture, adults gain weight throughout the forties and fifties. This is a direct result of less activity and high sugar consumption, carbohydrates, and the lowered consumption of protein. And this occurs in men and women. 

During menopause, a woman experiences loss of sleep, increased anxiety, depression, and mood swings. This may contribute to eating more “comfort food” which would increase fat deposition. Loss of progesterone and testosterone reduces muscle and bone mass and increases the percentage of body fat. This reduction of the metabolic rate due to less muscle and bone increases fat deposition. 

Almost everything changes during menopause 

When a person experiences signs of unwanted aging, many women have body image issues that make them feel down and out. The reduction of intimacy feeds into his loop and encourages eating foods that are not as nutritious but taste good. 

As we age, there are those with a genetic predisposition for diabetes and pre-diabetes. As the insulin level rises and the cells become resistant, blood sugar elevation occurs, and hypoglycemic episodes increase. This is a physiologic response to the insulin level rising and pushing sugar into the cells. When the cell cannot retain the sugars any longer, they burst and die. This cycle repeats itself over and over. The result is hunger and cravings that try to elevate blood sugars. We can easily measure this condition’s status with a fasting insulin level, along with a hemoglobin 1AC and fasting blood sugar level. 

The Solution 

Management of these conditions is focused on first balancing the hormones and eliminating the contributing factors. We then begin to modify the nutritional status of the patient to help reduce carbohydrates and sugars and increase quality protein. 

We have an arsenal of great medications and supplements to assist us in this process. Call for a free pre-consult or click on register and complete the registration form for a new patient. We will contact you to begin the process for you to live a healthier life. 


Any mention of specific names for organizations, institutions, medications, treatments, or individuals does not constitute an endorsement from either party unless otherwise specified. This blog should not be construed as medical advice. 

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