Posts Tagged ‘transition’
Menopause is an inevitable milestone in every woman’s life. Also referred to as “change of life”, menopause has been the cause of much anxiety; taking a bad rap for the symptoms associated with the transition. Doctor Tracey Nicholas is a practicing obstetrician and gynecologist who conducts menopause counseling and treatment. She explains the need to look at the “change of life” as ONE part of the aging process.
“Menopause occurs at time when the aging process is going on so there are other factors that are going to influence it that is just one aspect of aging that’s going on . It is the one that everyone says is the problem, right. Anything that happens to you during that time it is said “oh she’s going
through menopause” but that is not the real honest truth of what’s going on.”
People used to think that fat helped protect against hot flashes because it contains hormones that can be converted into estrogen, Dr. Rebecca C. Thurston of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and her colleagues note in their report. But recent research has shown that women with higher body mass indexes and more body fat may actually suffer more hot flashes, they add.
"Gains in body fat are common over the course of midlife and the menopausal transition, which is probably no news to anybody," Thurston noted in an interview.