Hormones and Weight Gain in Elmhurst, IL
For many years, physicians and researchers struggled to connect the dots between hormones and their role in weight loss. Women have long known that food cravings and sluggish metabolisms were very real problems that made it hard to lose weight, but convincing the medical world of their link to weight was difficult. Recent studies have linked hormones and weight gain, indicating that hormonal treatment for weight loss is a viable option.
Find out more about hormones and weight loss by calling (708) 435-2381 or contact Dr. Rita Oganwu online.
Hormonal Weight Gain
Most men and women won't realize their hormones are out of balance, but correcting problems within this system can help you lose weight. Hormones are chemical messengers in the body that are responsible for a long list of body functions including growth, sexual function, metabolism and weight.
To identify a hormonal imbalance, a provider can use several different tests including:
- Saliva test
- Blood test
- Urine test
Hormone level tests can indicate if the weight gain or inability to lose weight you are suffering from is hormonal. When a hormone imbalance is present, it can lead to weight gain. In men, a lack of testosterone can cause these issues, while for women the problem may stem from estrogen (oestrogen) imbalance. Thankfully, these hormonal imbalances and deficiency can be treated.
Hormones for Weight Loss
When weight gain is caused by a hormonal imbalance, the most common treatment is to correct that imbalance. This is done by replacing or balancing the hormones with hormone replacement therapy (HRT). One form of HRT is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), which utilizes hormones that are molecularly identical to what your body creates naturally.
Hormonal treatment for weight loss will vary depending on the individual receiving the treatment. For men, testosterone replacement therapy for weight loss may be the primary option. For women, estrogen (oestrogen) replacement therapy for weight loss may be a better choice.
Bioidentical hormones and weight loss have been linked. The right BHRT treatment plan can lead to:
- Weight loss
- Decreased fat
- Increased lean muscle
In addition to BHRT, other hormonal weight loss treatments exist such as human growth hormone for weight loss and the hCG diet. Not all providers offer or recommend each of these options.
Request Treatment Information Today
As with all weight loss treatments, hormones and weight loss work best when combined with healthy diet and exercise. Learn if hormonal treatment for weight loss is the right option for you today: call (708) 435-2381 or contact Dr. Rita Oganwu online.
Rita N. Oganwu MD, SC
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