I took a long time coming to the idea of medical weight loss. It was my well educated and informed son who insisted I consult a doctor who understood the role of estrogen and testosterone in weight loss.
I have yet to join the “program” because I genuinely wanted to concentrate on getting my hormones straightened out.
I had my ovaries out over 2 decades ago. I never had hormone replacement due to the problems and risks associated with them at that time. I had few issues but did not notice the slow decline in my overall wellbeing, other than a steady weight gain which I attributed to my own lack of resolve, consistency, hunger, busy-ness, responsibilities and aging.
It took addressing my hormone imbalance with Dr Scinta, to realize how significant a role they play in everything from sleeplessness, pain, and foggy thinking, to desire and joy.
Genuinely, I tell every woman I meet to never settle for depression, frustration, weight gain, insomnia, a sense of malaise, a distancing from spouse, whatever they attribute to menopause, and really don’t give up on the joy of sex and how it impacts your self-esteem and the people who love you!
I am joyful again, rested, in virtually no pain and yes, I have finally after 3 rounds of treatment, begun to address my weight. I needed a great deal of emotional healing and am honoring that as I go forward.
I’ve lost only 15 pounds now and I am not miraculously shedding them at all. The hormones are not a magic bullet for weight loss. It requires consistency and wise choices, along with a hope I haven’t felt in ages.
Don’t acquiesce to menopause, natural or otherwise, and the waining of desire, passions, restful nights, the pain and the accompanied emotional roller coaster women seem to think is our lot in life.
Seek answers, research, but make an appointment and find out if treatments and balanced hormones can be your answer too.