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How to Prevent Weight Gain During Menopause

Menopause is the life-change that many women tend to dread because of many reasons including hot flashes, mood swings, poor sleep, irritability and of course, gaining unwanted weight. However, what many women don't know is that there's something they can do to help ease this transition.

The number of people considered obese in the US has been on the rise for years. The spike in numbers has resulted in a billion-dollar industry for weight loss. All of these companies seem to have the latest & greatest cure to "lose weight instantly" or a new fad diet that promises weight loss like you've never seen. There's a reason why so many of these companies exist: when we aren't successful with one method, we tirelessly seek the newest thing.

What if obesity & losing weight wasn't just affected by what you eat or how much you workout? Something many people don't consider is how or hormones affect our metabolism & weight.

How Unbalanced Hormones Can Lead To Obesity

Several hormones can play a role in affecting body weight: Leptin, Insulin, Estrogen, Progesterone and Testosterone.

These hormones play a dramatic role in metabolism & body fat distribution. To make this make sense, let's think about how the human body works for a second. Our body takes in food, then digests it and supplies the body with what it needs.

When your body is running smoothly, it knows when it is hungry and when you've had enough...but how? Your bodily functions that are related to hunger are influenced by chemical messengers that are made in response to messages from the brain. These chemical messengers are defined as hormones!

Leptin Controls Your Appetite

This hormone is produced by fat cells and released into our bloodstream. Leptin also reduces your appetite by influencing specific triggers in the brain to reduce your urge to eat. In addition, leptin also controls how the body manages fat and how it stores fat. Since leptin is produced by fat cells, the levels of the hormone tend be higher in obese people than in people of normal weight. When leptin is signaling properly in the body, it is thought to mediate important metabolic effects.

Insulin Controls How Your Body Stores Fat

Insulin is a hormone that the pancreas produces. It regulates blood sugar levels & determines how the body stores glucose & fat. Insulin resistance happens when the body's cells become resistant to insulin. To make up for it the body creates more insulin, eventually, your blood sugar levels will rise. In a person who is obese, these insulin signals are lost & tissues cannot control glucose levels. This normally leads to the development of type II diabetes & metabolic syndrome.

Unbalanced Sex Hormones Can Lead to Weight Gain

Estrogens are known as the female sex hormones and testosterone as the male sex hormone. The balance of these hormones play a huge role in how our fat is distributed. Fat tissue is actually a hormone-producing organ. Changes in sex hormone levels also change the fat distribution.

What Are the Symptoms of Unbalanced Hormones?

As we age, hormones begin to decline in the body as early as your late 20's to early 30's. As hormones decline, women start to experience unwanted symptoms that are often associated with the normal signs of aging. These symptoms of menopause often begin very subtly and overtime become more and more prominent.

Do these symptoms of menopause or andropause sound like you or your partner?

  • Hot flashes or night sweats

  • Poor Sleep

  • Gaining weight regardless of exercise or diet

  • Moodiness

  • Depression or anxiety

  • Lack of Libido

How To Get Your Hormones Back on Track

Talking to a hormone specialist about having your hormone levels checked is the first step on this journey! A simple blood test will determine your current hormone levels and what's needed to restore the balance.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

If you're ready to get to the root cause of obesity & weight gain, bioidentical hormone optimization could be a great place to start. Regulating these hormones can have a dramatic effect not only on your weight, but how you feel!

Most Patients report amazing benefits of the bioidentical hormone therapy in as little as their first two weeks including:

  • Reduced hot flashes and night sweats

  • Amazing sleep quality

  • Fat reduction and increased muscle

  • Better Mental Clarity and Memory

  • Increased Libido and Sensation

  • Better Mood and Sense of Wellbeing

Take the first step by contacting a hormone specialist to see if bioidentical hormone optimization may be the answer you've been looking for.

Call: 888-681-6521

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Brett Markowitz, CEO of Age Rejuvenation


Brett Markowitz founded AgeRejuvenation to provide a solid structure of weight loss, nutrition, anti-aging, and hormone balance solutions for his beloved patients. His goal is to help permanently change the patient’s everyday wellness habits so each individual can live a healthier and happier life.


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