Convinced her hormones were off balance she went to her family doctor hopeful for answers. She left his office in tears after being told “to simply accept these changes as part of aging”. For her it wasn’t just the impact the unwanted weight had on her self-esteem, she was also worried about the impact on her overall health. Menopause had hit hard, and she found herself gaining weight differently and rapidly, mostly on the hips and tummy. Most days she didn’t feel at her best and struggled with mood swings and irritability. At 50 lbs overweight she worried that if she “accepted it as part of aging” where would it end…. diabetes…high blood pressure and a purse full of medications.
Question: Is It Aging or Hormones…or is it both?
As a women’s health expert, I would say it’s a natural transition as our chemistry changes with each decade…however we don’t have to sit back, give up and do nothing to take control back of our new body. Embrace this last chapter with grace and persistence. Remember the four pillars to create that foundation of support our body desires: nutrition, exercise, stress management and hormone balance. Implementing all four will allow us to age with dignity.
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