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Renew Youth: Alcohol’s Effect on Menopausal Weight Gain

Weight gain is a leading concern of many menopausal women worldwide. Menopausal weight gain begins around the stomach, hips, and thighs, for seemingly no reason. However, the underlying causation is hormonal changes. During menopause, periods are halted by the same hormone which also controls metabolism, leaving a woman more susceptible to weight gain. There are numerous other factors that can add to this, including alcohol, and about Renew Youth seeks to educate women about these.

Blood glucose and insulin work together to balance each other out. However, when alcohol is consumed, insulin levels spike, allowing the body to store more blood glucose than necessary. Essentially, alcohol is a poison because it interrupts the normal metabolic processes occurring in your body. As the consumed alcohol passes through the liver, it becomes transformed into acetate, which is burned by the body for energy, in place of body fats. However, this is not the only way in which alcohol consumption can lead to rapid weight gain; alcohol is full of calories, equivalent to those found in junk foods.

Health experts recommend a limit for women who drink: a maximum of seven drinks per any week. Drinking in moderation as well as consuming low-calorie drinks will decrease risks for menopausal weight gain. However, for those women in need of outside help, Renew Youth offers four options:

Renew Youth offers hormone replacement for hormones which directly impact weight gain and fat metabolism (estrogen, progesterone, cortisol, testosterone, and thyroid). HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) is a hormone that presents a viable option because it directs your body to burn fat only, not muscle. Secretagogues are peptide hormones, which directs your pituitary to create natural growth hormones, instead of having weight gain. The last option is injecting nutrients to stabilize your weight, and metabolic processes.

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