Menopause: More Kilos due to the medication?

More fat on the abdomen, with which many women struggle after Menopause, is associated with various health problems such as Diabetes and heart disease. A new study in the journal "Menopause" suggests that it, at least partially, drugs, debt could be: antidepressants, beta-blockers, and Insulin during the Transition into menopause can contribute to weight gain.

Many medicines for high blood pressure, Diabetes, depression and other mental problems could also trigger an increase in weight. During the Transition to menopause – at a time where many women are quite often overweight or obese – they are often prescribed. Researchers found that the intake was connected by at least one such drug, compared to women, this medication is not income, with a greater increase in BMI and waist circumference. With the increasing number of such drugs of effect increased. People with a at the beginning of higher weight were more prone to further weight gain due to taking a variety of medications.

The researchers had tracked the weight change in three years after you start taking antidepressants, Insulin, glucocorticoids, and beta-blockers in post-menopausal women.

As a response to the results of the study, the researchers recommend vigilance when prescribing these drugs to women after the Menopause. Dr. Stephanie Faubion, medical Director of the North American Menopause Society, said: "These drugs should be used with Caution and in the lowest doses necessary to achieve the desired results. In addition, life-style changes to reduce the adverse effects such as diet, physical activity and sleep quality and duration, should be highlighted."


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