4 Women’s Health Myths… #2
Written by Dr. Sean Medlin and Dr. Krystal Czegus / Updated on July 19, 2017 / 0 comments
Take a look at the #2 Myth that we are going to debunk for women’s health month:
2. All women gain weight during menopause – and few ever lose it.
It’s common for women to gain weight during the perimenopausal years – but this weight certainly doesn’t have to be a permanent weight gain – pounds which you will never be able to shed.
It’s important to remember that our bodies are biologically programmed to protect fertility. In the perimenopausal years as the ovaries decrease estrogen production, the body works to store more fat – fat cells can provide another source of estrogen. As ovarian function winds down, our adrenal glands start to produce small amounts of estrogen and other sex hormones. If our adrenals are compromised by chronic stress, more cortisol than we need may be produced affecting our delicate hormonal balance even more. It’s important to remember that our hormones are all interconnected –and explains why weight gain can be caused by imbalances in estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, insulin, cortisol, DHEA and hGH. These hormones work in symphony to regulate metabolism and weight.
Remember! The nervous system is in control of all your organs and in turn your hormonal output and regulation. Keep your nervous system working properly! Stay on track with your recommended care plan.
Yours in Health,
Team at CCC
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