As women get to menopause, they are likely to add weight because of alteration of their hormone levels. Although menopause may have varying symptoms, the most common symptoms may include, bladder problems, sleeplessness, hot flashes, and vaginal dryness.Undergoing a treatment known as hormone replacement therapy can help relieve these symptoms. In this therapy, women are given progesterone and estrogen in form of vaginal creams, skin patches, or pills. Research has proved that the therapy is good for women since it prevents them from suffering from osteoporosis and also helps the women live longer.
This therapy is also ideal for women who have gone through a hysterectomy. Doctors, however, need to know that the women have undergone hysterectomy since progesterone is not administered to such women.For many years, both men and women have found hormone replacement a helpful therapy. The hormonal therapy can be given in two different ways. The therapy may include estrogen therapy and progesterone and estrogen therapy. In estrogen therapy the doctors prescribe a little dose of estrogen to relieve or prevent menopause symptoms. Estrogen-progesterone therapies entails giving women a dose that contain equal measures of estrogen and progesterone. For this therapy to be effective, it is important to administer the therapy at least some few weeks every month.
Although weight loss is cited as one of the major benefits of hormone therapy, most people do not appreciate how the therapy can help them lose weight. The level of hormones in women tends to reduce a few years before menopause begins.This leads to the woman having high cravings for sugary food. The other change that takes place during menopause is that the production of estrogen in the body decreases, and thus the body starts utilizing the stored estrogen. Similarly, testosterone level lowers causing a reduction in lean muscles. Lean muscle is essential in helping the body burn fat. As lean muscle decreases, there is a low burning of fat thus leads to an increase in weight.
Since women at menopause stage gain a lot of weight due to imbalances in their hormone, shedding this weight is not a piece of cake.Women can only shed this weight if they undergo a hormone replacement therapy. Women should consider the state of their body, and counsel of their therapies to enable them to choose the most ideal therapy between the two type of therapies mentioned earlier. Due to the high weight gain in menopause stage, many women are at risk of suffering from different cardiovascular diseases. Studies have proven that undertaking a hormonal replacement therapy is essential in helping women lose weight.