Our reproductive health goes through various stages in life, starting from puberty with the onset of menstruation, through the reproductive years marked by regular cycles and fertility, to perimenopause in the late 30s and early 40s, culminating in menopause. Understanding how these stages can affect our weight is crucial for managing reproductive health and seeking appropriate care.
In this episode, we have the privilege of having Dr. Becky Lin, a distinguished gynecologist specializing in menopause, weight loss, and women's sexual health, who will shed light on perimenopause and the relationship of weight gain and menopause.
Menopause brings a noticeable decline in hormones like estrogen and insulin, affecting our bodies in various ways. Weight gain is a common concern, as lower estrogen levels can lead to abdominal fat accumulation and increased insulin resistance, making weight management challenging. Dr. Becky Lin will explore the factors behind menopausal weight gain and offer valuable insights for effective weight management, including how hormonal changes impact both weight and women's sexual health during this phase.