Menopause Weight Gain Solutions with DiscovHER Health

Menopause Weight Gain | DiscovHER Health | Complex GYN and Sexual Health Specialist serving Washington D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. Virtual and In-person appointments available!

Your Trusted Menopause Care Partner in DC, Maryland, and Virginia

Embarking on the menopausal journey often brings about challenges, and one common concern is weight gain. DiscovHER Health is your dedicated partner, offering personalized care for women in DC, Maryland, and Virginia. Navigate menopause confidently with our compassionate support and expert guidance.

Understanding Menopause Weight Gain

As women age, maintaining a consistent weight becomes more challenging, typically starting a few years before menopause during perimenopause. The average rate of weight gain is around 1.5 pounds per year throughout the 50s. While menopause weight gain is prevalent, proactive measures can minimize its impact through healthy lifestyle choices.

Causes of Menopause Weight Gain

Menopausal hormonal changes often lead to increased abdominal fat, influenced by aging, lifestyle, and genetics. The decline in muscle mass and slowed metabolism contributes to weight gain, emphasizing the importance of an active lifestyle.

Recognizing Health Risks

Beyond cosmetic concerns, menopause weight gain poses health risks, including:

Respiratory issues

Cardiovascular diseases

Type 2 diabetes

Elevated risk of specific cancers

Proven Strategies for Preventing Weight Gain

Take control of your health by implementing these practical tips:

  1. Move More: Embrace regular aerobic exercises and strength training to boost metabolism and maintain a healthy weight.
  2. Self-Care: Engage in enjoyable activities like gardening or yoga, promoting physical activity and quality sleep.
  3. Eat Mindfully: Adjust your calorie intake with age, focusing on a plant-based diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts, soy, and fish. Limit added sugars and alcohol.
  4. Seek Support: Surround yourself with a supportive community to sustain motivation and commitment to a healthy lifestyle.

Hormone Therapy Consideration

Explore hormone therapy, primarily addressing hot flashes but also assisting in abdominal fat redistribution. Improved sleep from hormone therapy can contribute to overall well-being and facilitate healthier lifestyle choices.

Many clients also benefit from medications to assist with weight loss in addition to hormone therapy.

Embrace Change with DiscovHER Health

Menopause is a natural phase of life. Embrace the changes, commit to a healthy lifestyle, and embark on a journey to a happier, healthier you with DiscovHER Health. Partner with us for expert menopause care tailored to your unique needs.

Click the button below to book a consultation and take the first step toward a balanced and vibrant menopausal journey.

About Us

Jenna Perkins is a board certified Women’s Health and Gender Related Nurse Practitioner with extensive knowledge and experience in Urogynecology, Pelvic Pain, Sexual Health, and complex Gynecology. She is founder of DiscovHER Health, Northern Virginia’s premier destination for women’s healthcare and expertly curated products.

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Where are we located?

We are located in Alexandria, Virginia and serve patients from all over the Mid-Atlantic including Washington DC, Alexandria, Baltimore, and Chevy Chase

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