Hormone Replacement Therapy and Weight Loss

Hormone Replacement Therapy and Weight Loss

If you are struggling to lose weight in your late 30s and beyond, even with diet and regular exercise, hormone replacement therapy may be the key to getting you to your ideal weight.

One of the most common issues men and women face in their late 30s, 40s, 50s and later years is increased weight, particularly abdominal fat. Even those who have had a lifetime habit of physical fitness or sports activity find themselves struggling with a spare tire for the first time. We often hear from both men and women about their frustration with doing “everything right” – eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly – but seeing no weight loss.

That additional abdominal fat is too important to ignore or excuse. Weight gain is a major risk factor for a variety of diseases, including diabetes and cardiovascular disease; heart disease is the number one killer of postmenopausal women, and this risk is increased by excess weight. Fat in the abdomen for post-menopausal women increases the chances of developing a metabolic disease as well.

Professor Susan Davis from the Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, says: “… there is no doubt that the new spare tire many women complain of after menopause is real, not a consequence of any changes they have made. Rather, this is the body’s response to the fall in estrogen at menopause: a shift of fat storage from the hips to the waist.”

Hormones are a vital component of regulating your metabolism. When they are balanced you get the optimum results from nutrition and fitness programs. When they are imbalanced you experience difficulty losing weight and tend to gain weight around the middle. Along with aging, changes in hormone levels are dependent on lifestyle choices. For example, when men become less active they often experience a decline in the production of testosterone. Testosterone is known to boost metabolism and has the benefit of helping lower fat levels. When testosterone is balanced ideal weight is easier to achieve.

Hormone Replacement Therapy and Weight Loss

Hormone Replacement Therapy and Weight Loss
For years many doctors believed that estrogen therapy was a cause of weight gain for women, but current research shows that is not the case; in fact, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can help both men and women lose the unwanted belly fat that they struggle with before, during and after menopause and andropause. By optimizing your hormones, your body responds as it did in your twenties, building more lean muscle and metabolizing fat stores, providing you with increased energy.

Patients who find it next to impossible to lose weight through diet and exercise before going on Hormone Replacement Therapy report not only feeling much better physically but experiencing an increase in muscle definition and a decrease in overall weight gain and fat storage around the midsection. By building more lean muscle and reducing overall weight, you reduce your risks of developing heart disease, diabetes, metabolic issues, joint problems, and a variety of cancers linked to obesity in adults.

If you are struggling to lose weight in your late 30s and beyond, hormone replacement therapy may be the key to getting you to your ideal weight. Dr. Harry Collins works closely with each patient at Savannah Age Management Medicine to customize a precision-designed treatment plan to help them achieve the goals they wish to achieve from Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) using bioidentical hormones rather than synthetic hormones. He also offers physician-supervised weight loss options, including HCG, for those patients who feel they need to lose weight at an accelerated rate over what HRT provides naturally. For more information on how we can help you achieve your goals, please contact us for a free consultation on hormone replacement therapy and weight loss.

Harry Collins

Doctor Harry Collins is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, a Life Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and a member of the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association. Dr. Collins received his certification in Age Management Medicine with the nationally renowned Cenegenics Medical Institute. Cenegenics' certification in Age Management Medicine is jointly sponsored by Cenegenics Education and Research Foundation (CERF) and the Foundation for Care Management in Las Vegas, Nevada. CERF and the Foundation for Care Management are accredited with honors by seven sponsoring organizations including the American Medical Association and American Board of Medical Specialties.

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