Hormones and Weight Loss
Hormones can have a huge impact on weight management. Hormones and weight gain often go hand in hand. Low estrogen can make your body store more fat, causing your weight to go up faster. Low hormones also slow down your metabolism, making weight loss that much harder. Other health conditions such as hypothyroidism, which is a fairly common hormone disorder, can also cause unexpected weight gain due to low thyroid hormone levels.
Going through perimenopause and menopause can be a very difficult time, not only emotionally but also physically. Perimenopause and menopause are common times of hormone imbalance and low hormone levels, which is why you may be struggling with weight gain during this time of life. Hormone imbalances, especially in middle age, can seriously affect your body.
Hormones regulate many parts of your body, including metabolism, fat distribution, mood, and sleep. Even small hormone fluctuations can cause significant impacts not only on weight management, but your entire life. Common symptoms of hormone deficiency can include:
- Having changes in mood
- Feeling tired
- Gaining more weight around your waist
- Experiencing headaches or an upset stomach
- Having heavy or irregular periods
- Experiencing hot flashes
- Losing interest in sex
The good news is that we can help. We are a clinic just for women, and we understand the challenges of weight management due to hormones. Hormone replacement therapy can help increase your energy and boost your metabolism, which can help your body burn more fat.
Our weight loss program is based on an initial health assessment, which includes checking your current hormone levels to determine if your hormones may be making weight loss harder. Based on our findings, our healthcare providers can recommend a combination of weight loss treatments for you.
We want to help you get your balance back and find the weight management solutions that will work for you. Book an appointment with us today.
HRT May Help with Weight Loss
Since hormones can wreak so much havoc on the body, you might have a really hard time maintaining a healthy weight with hormone imbalances like low estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, and thyroid.
If our health assessment finds a hormonal imbalance, we may recommend HRT in addition to other treatments to aid in weight loss. HRT brings your hormones back into balance so your body can store fat properly instead of trapping it around your waist, and helps regulate your insulin more effectively so that you don’t gain weight as quickly. Treating underlying causes of weight gain like menopause or hypothyroidism can make your weight management program more effective.
Estrogen and Progesterone Replacement Therapy
Estrogen replacement therapy replaces the estrogen that your body has stopped producing. We use FDA-approved bioidentical estrogen to supplement your body’s natural hormone levels. Estrogen is responsible for regulating glucose and controlling where fat is stored on the body. Low estrogen can cause increased belly fat even if you don’t have weight gain anywhere else.
Progesterone replacement therapy replenishes your body’s progesterone supply. Progesterone works alongside estrogen to regulate many systems of the body. Symptoms of low progesterone can include urinary tract infections, vaginal infections, hot flashes and breast tenderness.
Testosterone Replacement Therapy
Many women don’t realize that our bodies also produce testosterone. Testosterone helps maintain and repair lean muscle mass, which can impact the amount of fat our body burns. It also impacts your mood, energy, and libido. After age 30, our production of testosterone decreases, which is where testosterone replacement therapy can help.
Unexplained weight gain, even though you haven’t made any particular changes in your diet or lifestyle, could be a result of a thyroid deficiency. A thyroid deficiency can slow down your metabolism and give you less energy for exercising. Thyroid treatments restore your proper thyroid levels to help you reverse this weight gain.
As well as helping you meet your weight loss goals, HRT can help you to really feel like yourself again. Beyond the benefits of improved metabolism and weight loss, you’ll find that HRT helps brings back your balance in so many ways, such as better sleep, sex life, and overall wellness.
Combining HRT with Other Weight Loss Therapies
We have a holistic approach to women’s health, which not only address weight management but health conditions like hormonal imbalances. Our customized weight management treatment plans combine options tailored to you and your health history.
We have multiple solutions to help you reach your weight loss goals. These include lipotropic and B12 injections, diet plans, weight loss medication, and lifestyle change to help you get the weight loss results you need.
Find Balance Again with HerKare
We’re here for you to find answers when it comes to hormones and weight loss. Whether you’re going through perimenopause or menopause, managing hypothyroidism, or experiencing other hormonal imbalances, you aren’t alone. Our team listens to you and helps you find the solutions that will put you back in control of your weight.
In our initial weight loss plan consultation, we’ll assess your hormone levels and find out what you need for healthy weight management. With HRT options to balance your estrogen, thyroid, or testosterone, you’ll be well on your way to feeling like yourself again.
Make an appointment now.