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Gluten is tied to early menopause


Gluten allergy linked to earlier menopause

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Women with untreated celiac disease may hit menopause earlier, and have a higher risk of some pregnancy complications, than women without the disease, suggests a small study.

However, if women with celiac disease are diagnosed early, and follow a strict diet as treatment, the findings suggest they won’t go through menopause any earlier than disease-free women.

Celiac disease affects “the whole spectrum of the reproductive career of women,” said Dr. Shawky Badawy, the head of obstetrics and gynecology at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York.


Menopause weight gain: Is it inevitable?


Menopause weight gain: Stop the middle age spread

As I mentioned in an earlier post about taking care of yourself and not letting yourself go — I am sure you have noticed there are many women out there that once they hit premenopause they start to gain weight around the middle area. These are women who never really had issues before — Does it have to happen? I think there are some realities of aging that are just fact, but things like weight gain for no specific reason is usually hormone related and should be looked in to. We women do not have to settle for regular doctors who do not believe in exploring what used to be called ‘alternative’ medicine. There are a whole host of doctors out there that are approaching medicine with the whole mind & body taken into account. They are running tests looking at things that your family doctor didn’t even know to look for — adrenal glands, hormonal levels etc.

So if you see signs of menopause creeping up like the middle age spread, you don’t have to just say  — oh well, it’s part of getting older because in most cases — it doesn’t have to be that way.  And while this article talks about staying active and paying attention to nutrition — all important things — I also think talking to your doctor or asking some other women in your life about it are worthwhile as well. You don’t have to take getting older lying down, ya know.

As you get older, you may notice that maintaining your usual weight becomes more difficult. In fact, the most profound weight gain in a woman’s life tends to happen during the years leading up to menopause (perimenopause). Weight gain after menopause isn’t inevitable, however. You can reverse course by paying attention to healthy-eating habits and leading an active lifestyle.

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