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Is night sweats and weight gain symptoms of menopause?

I m 60 yrs old and had a hysto. when I was 35. Didn t start having any menopausal symptoms still I was 50 all my life I ve been between 100 - 125 lbs. Now I have what my GYN Dr. says is symptomatic menopause with night sweats. Since I finished with going through actual menopause I ve increasingly been gaining weight and have no idea why. I don t eat very much during the day and what I do eat isn t fattening type foods. I have an injury to the thoraicasic portion of my back and have a medical pain pump for it. Because of this I can t do a lot of actual exercise, but I m still active. My current weight is approx. 200 lbs and I just can t seem to lose any of it. What can you suggest? I would appreciate any assistance as this weight prevents me from doing a lot of the things I love and has caused a slight loss of breath when doing things. Please Help
Tue, 13 Aug 2019
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Hello,

Having night sweats, mood changes and some amount of weight gain is normally seen with menopause. You need to increase your exercise to keep your body fit and well-toned.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Rakhi Tayal, OBGYN
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