Why we get fat and wrinkly at menopause

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Why we get fat and wrinkly at menopause - Maryon Stewart why we get fat and wrinkly at menopause Why we get fat and wrinkly at menopause carol 5

Carole Smillie has been in the news revealing how menopause has caused her to thicken around her middle and the skin on her chest to go wrinkly. She’s not the only one to struggle with the awful transformations that can occur at this life stage, but I’m sure she would be interested to know what underlies these changes in her body and how she can get back her waistline as well as decrease the depth of her wrinkles. Two key changes are happening in our body at the time of the menopause.  The level of the hormone oestrogen, which gives us our feminine characteristics, is falling as the ovaries stop functioning.   In addition, levels of important nutrients necessary for normal brain chemistry and hormone function are at an all-time low, making it hard for our immune system to serve us well. Plus, as our metabolic rate slows down, that’s the rate … Read More