How Hormones Affect Weight Loss
Having a problem with losing weight? Do you consider hormone therapy? Losing weight can be tough – diet plans, exercising, resisting cravings, etc.
While this process is not easy for anyone, those with a hormonal imbalance may find it much more difficult to lose stubborn fat that seems never to leave, no matter how hard you try.
Many people fail to realize that a wide variety of health conditions can lead to hormonal imbalances that can throw off everything from the body’s ability to burn fat to decreased libido and mood.
Hormonal deficiencies are likely candidates for many people struggling to lose weight, especially those over the age of 30.
Hormones that Affect Weight Loss Testosterone
Many people commonly associate testosterone with men, but women need this hormone, too – just in smaller quantities. There are a lot of things that can cause low testosterone levels, such as obesity and alcoholism, but the most common cause is age.
Levels begin to wane for both men and women in their late twenties to early thirties, and by the time we’re fifty, levels are about half of what they once were at their peak. Testosterone has a variety of functions in the body ranging from regulating body mass to our metabolism.
It is responsible for building and maintaining muscle mass and skin tone, regulating energy levels and metabolism, as well as maintaining high libido and sexual health. When levels are low, visible changes can be seen as the fat starts to accumulate over muscle mass and skin begins to sag.
It has been said that testosterone gives us the “pep in our step” and helps to keep us youthful and strong.
Cortisol is produced by the adrenal glands and is also referred to as the stress or “fight or flight” hormone. Obviously, our ancestors needed this to survive. If faced with danger or imminent death, cortisol levels and adrenaline would rise. This caused all energy to be diverted to the heart, lungs, and muscles in order to fight for survival or flee for one’s life.
However, in our modern society, stress is everywhere – and it wreaks havoc on our health. Diets high in sugar combined with elevated levels of daily stress can cause Cortisol levels to be thrown off.
Prolonged stress and high levels of cortisol can cause high blood pressure, elevated glucose levels, increased belly fat, and even muscle loss. If we don’t know how to manage our stress levels the adrenal glands will produce less and less cortisol which causes a myriad of negative effects throughout the body.
Insulin is a vital hormone produced by the pancreas that helps the body break down sugar. As the body takes in more and more sugars and fats, the body’s own cells begin to become resistant to Insulin. This makes it nearly impossible for the cells to utilize the hormone to help them regulate levels of sugar.
Higher insulin levels signal the body to store more fat, especially around the abdominal area. This particular fat (also called visceral fat) is hazardous to health and can cause fatty liver disease and increased inflammation levels. This can lead to many serious diseases, including cardiovascular disease, cancer, and diabetes.
The two biggest causes of insulin resistance are eating a diet high in processed foods and sugars along with not getting enough exercise. A poor diet not only leads to obesity but also creates imbalances in nearly every system in the body.
Hormone Imbalance Treatment
While many factors can lead to a hormonal imbalance, it is important to remember that natural and proven methods can help anyone gain a healthier hormonal balance and improve their health.
The Best Hormone Therapy for Hormonal Deficiencies
You deserve to enjoy an active and healthy lifestyle at any age! But unfortunately, as women age, their critical hormones drop, negatively impacting their ability to enjoy life.
Hormone replacement therapy, or HRT, is the key to getting back what time and nature take away. Hormone Logics has been successfully treating patients with age-related hormone loss with our unique hormone replacement therapies for women for many years.
Medical research has shown that testosterone replacement and/or HGH replacement therapy are extremely effective ways to treat age-related hormone decline. Hormone Logics’ HRT treatments for men and women have been proven to offer individuals between the ages of 35 and 65 a greatly improved quality of life.
Our medical director is Mazyar Rouhani, MD. Dr. Rouhani has long been a medical innovator. He is a co-founder of Symptify, an online symptom checker to better educate patients about their conditions.
Recently, Dr. Rouhani has focused his endeavors on improving patients’ health using IV fluid hydration. Using his medical expertise combined with his passion for optimizing each individual’s health and vitality, Dr. Rouhani combines his knowledge and expertise to provide an integrated approach to antiaging medicine to help his patients look and feel their best.
“After my regular doctor suspected my lack of interest in sex was due to a hormone imbalance, I was pleased to find Hormone Logics, and Dr. Rouhani and his staff literally changed my life. Everything is so much better now. I look great, I feel great, and I am happy to say that my sex life has never been better. Take it from me, ladies; you deserve this!”
Betty H., Delray Beach, FL
Our providers understand how hormonal imbalances affect weight loss and overall health in general. We use a science-based, holistic approach to your health and treat you as an individual so you can look and feel your best.
If you are struggling with weight issues, we can give you answers and offer solutions so that you are able to restore your health and live a vibrantly youthful life again & also would like to learn a little bit more about the many life-changing benefits of hormone therapies, please contact us today by calling (561) 640-3333.