Unexplained Weight Loss During Menopause. But hormonal changes alone dont necessarily cause menopause weight gain. Changes in body weight during and after menopause are associated with both lifestyle factors and ageing and the hormonal changes of menopause.
Testosterone works to build and maintain muscle mass amongst other things. Keeping the 7 hormones that most affect weight loss during menopause balanced will help you avoid those unwanted symptoms. Talk to a woman in menopause and youre likely to hear complaints about hot flashes and an inability to lose weight especially belly fat.
Losing this much weight can be a sign of malnutrition where a persons diet doesnt contain the right amount of nutrients.
Instead the weight gain is usually related to aging as well as lifestyle and genetic factors. But many doctors agree that a medical evaluation is called for if you lose more than 5 percent of your weight in six months to a year. If you do not watch over your calorie deficit you can cause to intake fewer calories that you are supposed to and by doing so to cause a loss of muscle mass and even a further decline in your metabolic rate 10 11. However during menopause low estrogen levels promote fat storage in the belly area as visceral fat.