Who wants more belly fat, hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia and irritability? That would be no one. But women going through menopause experience these symptoms, which can last for years, as their menstrual cycles end. As hormones shift, specifically, a decrease of estrogen, many women gain fat around their bellies and even notice muscle loss.
But there’s hope for relief from the increased belly fat and weight gain that comes along with menopause. A recent study of postmenopausal women, ages 50 to 80, found that those who took hormones had significantly lower levels of belly fat than women who did not take hormones.
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can affect weight loss in women
In addition to having less abdominal fat, the same study found that women undergoing HRT were almost one whole point lower on the body mass index (BMI) scale, and they had nearly 3 pounds less of fat mass.
In other research, estrogen has shown signs of controlling body weight. And yet, more evidence suggests estrogen hormone therapy increases a woman’s resting metabolic rate, which may help slow weight gain.
Still…watching what you eat and exercising go a long way in helping you manage your weight during and after HRT. Healthy habits can help reduce the other symptoms of menopause, so grab a friend and take a walk—just get moving!
Helping women through menopause with HRT and other therapies
There’s just no reason to let changing hormones rule your life. Particularly when expert, compassionate care is nearby. SynergenX provides HRT for women in Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, and Chicago, tailored exclusively to your needs. In addition to HRT, we can work with you to help you make lifestyle and nutritional adjustments to bring complete balance to your life. It’s time to feel re-energized, revitalized and healthy—it’s time to feel like YOU!
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