Menopause Weight Gain

Weight gain is one of the most common side effects of menopause. During this transition, women gain approximately 1,5 kg per year, particularly around the abdomen, resulting in an average of 10 kg by the time menopause is reached. Next to the declining oestrogen levels, age-related loss of muscle tissue and lifestyle factors play an important role. Therefore, lifestyle changes such as a healthy diet, limiting alcohol and regular physical activity are important in maintaining a healthy weight.

Dr. med. Karsten Ostermann M.A.

Weight gain during the menopause can have different causes that reinforce each other. To maintain a healthy weight during the menopause, it can be important to identify and treat the causal factors.

Dr. Karsten Ostermann

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