Posted by: Sue | 2005/07/26

Weight gain with menopause?

I am 48, have recently stopped having periods, but have no other apparent symptoms of menopause. However, my appetite has shockingly increased , and I've gained almost 10kg in 4 months, while I've never had any weight problem before. Could this be linked in any way to menopause? If so, what can I do about it? Even if I tell myself to stop eating, my body keeps on telling me its hungry. I do feel a bit run down at the moment, but not too much, and I think its because we are very busy at work.

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The increased appetite is probably the reason for the weight gain and this is not usually related to menopause. The only way to do it is with a balanced diet and exercise program.

Best wishes

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