Tackle your menopausal health and wellbeing worries with expert weight loss doctors at The Slimming Clinic

At The Slimming Clinic, we understand that the menopause can be a difficult and changing time and that it can cause a variety of life changing symptoms.

For a lot of patients that we see who are entering the menopause, they come to us because they have started seeing their weight increase and can’t seem to control it.

It is a common fact that a lot of women gain weight when they enter the menopause, and it is estimated that you can gain approximately 5lbs during this stage of your life.

However, if you are already carrying excess weight, you may find that you gain a lot more weight when you are going through the menopause.

We want to assure you that menopause weight gain doesn’t have to be an inevitability.

Whether you are perimenopausal, in the menopause or postmenopausal, The Slimming Clinic will show you a little more about how you can look after yourself and either lose, or prevent excess weight gain with some helpful weight loss and health tips.

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Why Does The Menopause Cause Weight Gain?

Menopause causes weight gain in so many women because of the drop in oestrogen levels.

Our fluctuating hormone levels can affect the way that our bodies are storing fat and the way our body manages food can also change during menopause, meaning we burn less calories than we did pre-menopause.

The weight we gain during menopause also doesn’t distribute across our bodies in the same way that it did before either.

Where pre-menopause, your weight would more-or-less evenly distribute across our whole body, when we enter the menopause, our weight tends to gather around the middle as visceral fat, and crucially, around our vital organs, which can prove to be dangerous.

Are you finding your weight creeping up in the perimenopause or menopause?

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Am I Menopausal, What Are The Symptoms?

There are a number of tell-tale symptoms of the menopause and the first is your periods stopping, or there being more time between periods.

When you are entering the menopause, or are perimenopausal, you may get some, or all, of these symptoms:

  • Hot flushes
  • Night sweats
  • Difficultly sleeping
  • Reduced libido
  • Problems with your memory or concentration
  • Headaches
  • Mood changes – anxiety or low mood
  • Heart palpitations
  • Joint pains, aches or stiffness
  • Reduced muscle mass
  • Recurring UTIs
  • Weight gain

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What Can You Do To ‘Beat’ The Menopause Weight Gain?

We know that menopausal weight gain can have negative impact on your health and can increase your risk of breathing issues, heart disease, stroke, certain cancers and type 2 diabetes.

Whilst there is no one-size-fits-all approach to maintaining a healthy weight in menopause and beyond, there are some simple ways that we can try and stay in good health and within our healthy BMI range.

If you, or anyone you know, is suffering with symptoms or menopause weight gain, get in touch with us at The Slimming Clinic.

Because our online weight loss programmes are delivered by doctors, we know how to look after your health and how to approach your weight loss, no matter what stage in life you are at.

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