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I am 48 years old and suddenly gaining weight around my midsection. My doctor mentioned “metabolic syndrome” and its health risks. What is that?

I am 48 years old and suddenly gaining weight around my midsection. My doctor mentioned “metabolic syndrome” and its health risks. What is that?

Question: I am 48 years old and suddenly gaining weight around my midsection. My doctor mentioned “metabolic syndrome” and its health risks. What is that?

Menopause Transition: Don't Miss This Important Preventative Health Opportunity

Menopause Transition: Don't Miss This Important Preventative Health Opportunity

Sometime between ages 45 and 55, for many women, gynecologic and related health issues begin to emerge. Menstrual cycles now seem different, mood swings and memory lapses appear, and sleep becomes more chaotic, coupled with warm flushes. And the weight! Why at the mid-section? These irritating acknowledgments belie a more ominous change. During this menopause transition, loosely referred to as “perimenopause,” events are unfolding that have an impact on a woman’s cardiovascular risk.

Impact Of Various Bariatric Procedures In Treating Diabetes In Menopause

Impact Of Various Bariatric Procedures In Treating Diabetes In Menopause

Weight control challenges many women entering menopause. For some, weight gain is only an assault on their personal image. For others, however, their abdominal obesity more so than their total weight gain significantly increases their risk for type 2 diabetes mellitus and heart disease. Diet and exercise have been the tools for managing weight gain in the past. While effective for some, a more aggressive approach involving bariatric surgery to limit intestinal absorption has been required for those whose body mass index (BMI) places them in the obese category.