Yes. We know that changes in hormones that begin in the early to mid-40s and progress through menopause can change a woman’s metabolism, mood, body composition and energy levels. All of this can affect weight negatively. Low estrogen and high FSH, which is common in menopause, have been proven to slow metabolism and increase insulin resistance. Low testosterone levels can impede maintaining lean muscle mass and lower energy levels. Low progesterone can cause anxiety, moodiness and sleeplessness. Taken together, all of these factors can result in the gradual weight gain women often battle in their 40s and 50s. Women sometimes resort to extreme dieting or have liposuction, but most won’t be able to maintain those gains without balanced hormones. If you are experiencing these issues, call today for your complimentary consultation with Dr. Paul E. Cox at Vital Living Healthcare, Atlanta’s hormone whisperer.
Paul E. Cox, M.D., MS
Vital Living Healthcare
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