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Weight Gain Over 40

By Michael Minton

Do we naturally gain weight as we get older? For most people, unfortunately, the answer is yes, says Dr. Anju Mathur who runs the Angel Longevity Medical Center in Los Angeles. Here she talks about why this is the case, and what can be done to prevent it…

Metabolic rate tends to decrease as age increases, so if an individual eats the same amount of food every year, the body just makes the extra food into fat. At this rate an average person will gain about five pounds a year. That doesn’t seem like much, but over a period of ten years, it adds up to fifty pounds. It is an unfortunate fact that metabolism decreases, and the weight gain may be so slight over time that one tends to discount it. But unless one consumes less food as the years go by, the weight gain will continue.

The More You Eat, the More You Gain

The situation medically can be complex. There’s no one simple answer. But basically the problem stems from eating the same amount of calories needed for a younger body at a time when the body is aging and slowing down metabolic rate.

There are lots of different factors that go into it. There is something called leptin resistance, and there is something called insulin resistance. And then there is something called sub clinical hypothyroidism. Those three factors are very key in treating obesity in older people.

People between the ages of 40 and 70 years are most affected. Those are the years of weight gain. After the age of 70, a body starts to shrink – skin and bones get smaller and a body sort of shrivels. These things occur naturally, unless something is done about it. Fortunately, something can be done about it.

How to Handle Weight Gain

The first step is medical testing to find out what needs to be adjusted to speed up metabolism. Tests can be done to determine levels of leptin, levels of thyroid function and hormones and to determine insulin resistance. Different people have different needs. Once the testing is done, treatment can be done based on the tests. Insulin can be adjusted. Leptin can be replaced. Thyroid hormones can be enhanced.

Additionally, we treat obesity with the Slim and Trim protocol, based on the hCG Diet. HCG is a growth hormone that regulates metabolism, and helps a body burn fat. It can speed up metabolism. Together with a very low calorie diet, safe and rapid weight loss is assured.

These are the recommended treatments used at Angel Longevity Medical Center. Therapies are continued until the patient is satisfied and happy with the results. If you have a weight problem, whether it be a few extra pounds or a 100 extra pounds, Angel Longevity Medical Center can design a program for you that will work for the rest of your life.

You enjoy your life more when you feel better! Have the energy and vitality you had in your 20′s and 30′s. Find out more now – go to Angel Longevity Medical Center. Find out more about weight management

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