Menopause Weight Loss | Royal Oak, MI

If you have gained weight during or after menopause, and haven’t been able to lose it with diet and exercise alone, it isn’t your fault. Menopause is accompanied by a rapid decline in a woman’s reproductive hormone levels, which play a key role in weight gain and body composition. As a result, menopause often leads to weight gain (especially around the abdomen) that seems almost impossible to lose.

Lower estrogen levels due to menopause decrease a woman’s metabolic rate – the rate at which their body converts stored energy into working energy. This results in lower use of calories which leads to increased body weight and a decrease in lean body mass while increasing fat mass. Additionally, lower estrogen production causes less fat breakdown, which results in further fat accumulation and additional weight gain. And, when estrogen and testosterone gets out of balance, the excess in androgens along with the decline in SHBG (sex hormone-binding globulin) levels increases the risk of obesity. Also, during menopause lower levels of leptin, which normally signal the brain to feel full, leads to hunger and eating more while burning less energy.

The good news is that Dr. Nishath Hakim at Prosperity Health in Royal Oak, MI offers safe and natural ways to rebalance hormonal deficiencies due to menopause. By creating a comprehensive weight loss plan that can be customized to each woman’s unique needs, you can finally lose weight and keep it off. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT), combined with lifestyle and nutrition adjustments, as well as the latest weight loss medications can be personalized for you to reverse menopause weight gain.

If you live in the greater Detroit or Royal Oak, MI area, schedule a comprehensive consultation with Dr. Nishath Hakim to see which menopause weight loss treatments are right for you – and take the first step to losing weight, regaining your health, preventing disease, and feeling your best!