New Year, New You.
Expert Insight: Menopausal Weight Loss for 2019.
Menopausal Weight Loss Resolution?
Happy New Year from all of us from T&C Compounding! With the New Year comes new resolutions. We want to work out, we want to eat right, we want to lose weight.
Why is it that many times this leads to frustration because we feel the scale does not move?
Does menopause make us fat? Fat seems to shift towards the midsection & the scale moves in the wrong direction even though your diet and exercise regimen has not changed. Sound familiar? Many women going through perimenopause and menopause struggle with their weight. If this describes you, do not think you are alone!
Town and Country specializes in compounding medications for Women’s needs.
*Northern New Jersey & NYC Area
What are the Risks?
Extra fat in the midsection increases the risk of chronic medical conditions in postmenopausal women. Problems often develop such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, certain cancers (including breast and uterine cancers), and heart disease, the number-one killer of women.
Women who have gained weight may also experience more severe hot flashes. There is also an emotional component related to weight gain in midlife that can affect a woman’s self-image, relationship with her partner, and even her sexual function.
Ask your provider about compounded medications to treat the symptoms of menopause. T&C compounding is your trusted compounding pharmacy and are happy to help you get the treatment you need.
Why…Why.. Why… Do We Gain Weight?
Aging is a big factor. Lifestyles change as we age. We lose muscle (therefore burn less fat) gain fat more easily, sit more, and have less physical activity as we age.
We can’t discount menopause as a factor. The loss of estrogen leads to a shift of fat to the midsection. During the menopause transition, night sweats, sleep disturbance, and problems with mood are common and may affect a woman’s ability to adhere to a healthy diet and regular exercise program.
Although estrogen used for management of menopause symptoms is not a weight-loss drug, it improves body composition by reducing abdominal fat.
“As if the hot flashes, mood swings, night sweats and sexual challenges weren’t enough, now you can add weight gain to the menopausal whammy.
That’s right. In case you hadn’t noticed (fat chance!), women tend to gain about 10 to 15 pounds on average—from 3 to 30 pounds is the typical range—during and after menopause. And because our entire metabolic mechanism is different now, that weight is blessedly hard to take off.” *
Town and Country Compounding are experts the most effective Hormone Therapy Treatments.
We Hear it All the Time, Stress Can Make Us Fat.
Flight or fight mode kicks in when we are under stress. This leads to the release of the hormone cortisol. When we have more cortisol in our system, we may crave bad food; high sugar and fatty foods. Crave control is one of our top sellers to help with those cravings you can’t seem to shake.
Get Your Stress Levels Measured – Find the Right Solution
If you would like to see your stress levels, you can do a saliva “four point” cortisol test. It is important to measure your levels 4 times throughout the day.
Adrenal Stress Profile (Saliva Testing Kit)
Recommended with chronic stress, fatigue, sleep disturbances, allergies and/or lowered immunity; indicator of adrenal imbalance. Tests adrenal hormones DHEA-S and diurnal cortisol (morning, noon, evening, nighttime).
Find Out How Hormones Could Be Affecting Weight Gain
Weight Management Profile (Saliva Testing Kit)
Identify Hormone Imbalances that affect weight control. Recommended for individuals that are experiencing unexpected weight gain during menopause/perimenopause.
What Can T&C Compounding Do to Help?
The New Jersey/NYC experts at T&C Compounding have the resources you need to get through menopausal symptoms like weight gain, hot flashes, night sweats, and more! Don’t let menopause diminish your quality of life, you deserve to live life to the fullest! Schedule a consultation with our experts & we’ll work directly with you and your provider to find what treatments fit your personal needs. Please read through some of our informational resources to educate yourself on what options you have to address your health issues.
Another Option for Losing Weight: HCG Diet Program
The Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) Diet Program has been believed to aide people living with obesity lose weight without losing lean mass. Studies have shown The HCG Diet Protocol has endured the test of time, yielding successful results for some over decades.*
A Prescription from your doctor is required, T&C Compounding is happy to work with your provider and can refer you to New Jersey/NYC that specialize in the utilization of HCG in weight loss.
Town & Country Compounding offers several hormone saliva testing kits and helps analyze results through a scheduled private consultation with the patient. The pharmacy can then get in contact with your physician and help find a treatment plan that fits your needs.
We can ship out to you just email or call the pharmacy.