Ask the Experts

Garden City Hospital is here to help. Now you can browse, search and view answers to frequently asked health questions. Have a personal health question you need answered? We can do that too! Simply submit your question and we will get it to the appropriate GCH health expert for an answer.

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Source: Chadi Haddad, D.O.,
Specialty: Obstetrics/Gynecology

Q

Even though my eating habits have not changed, I’ve gained weight recently. Is this linked to menopause?

A

It may be. The body’s metabolism changes during and after menopause. Everyone’s metabolism begins to slow during the early to mid-30s. This change occurs slowly, so it may take a while for the impact of eating habits to affect weight. It is important to make a sensible, nutritious diet and healthy behaviors, such as getting enough exercise, a goal for life. Evidence suggests eating a diet, which includes lean protein and is low in fat and carbohydrates, may help.