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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Dr. Andrew Rynne

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What are the menopause symptoms?

Thank you, I am 48 soon to be 49. I believe I am starting menapause. I all of a sudden noticed I am gaining weight at a rapid rate. I have gained 18 lbs. since November (last week of). However, I also have been consistant in drinking a protein shake every am. It is raw and organic I drink 1 scoop with coconut milk and 1 serving of blueberries and hemp and chia seeds. Do you think this is the reason for the weight gain, or hormones or menapause? Can you offer a solution. I weigh 230lb. Should I be eating 1600 calories? and how often, 3x/day or 6x/day. I've read conflicting articles.

Mon, 5 May 2014
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Inmenaupose you may gain weight, due to hormonal imbalance. you may stop protein drink for some time and increase your physical activity. have regular morning walk. go to gym for work out.
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