Menopause - What on earth is going on here?
Written on the 17 October 2014 by Dr Jamie Burt
Most women have been prepared for the hot flushes and mood swings which often accompany menopause but there are a whole lot of other changes which occur around this time which you might not be aware of or understand.
Menopausal women and those approaching menopause commonly witness weight gain particularly around the abdomen.This is believed to relate to the decline in oestrogen levels occurring at the time of menopause.
The exact reason why weight gain ( particularly around the abdomen) occurs as oestrogen levels decline has not been identified.
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is not thought to be a cause of weight gain although this is a common misconception. Research studies suggest women taking HRT experience less weight gain and may retain more muscle mass.
What can I do about all this?
Author:Dr Jamie Burt
About: Dr Jamie Burt was born and educated in Melbourne, attending the University of Melbourne and graduating with MBBS in 1998. He is a member of the Senior Medical Staff at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne, and was Head of Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute until 2004. Known for his respectful, informative, and caring approach, Jamie has been caring for women with breast reduction concerns for over 15 years. During this time, one moment stands out as defining what he aims to achieve with The Breast Reduction Clinic.Connect via:LinkedIn