Hormone replacement therapy — can it help me lose weight?
As we head into the new year, many of us will consider what we want our future to look like. Will we travel more? Will we spend less time on social media and more time with our friends and family? Will we make better choices about diet and exercise?
When it comes to the latter — diet and exercise — much of that goal is wrapped up in our want to look and feel better, which typically hinges on our ability to lose weight.
As we age, losing weight reliably becomes increasingly difficult. What we’re looking for is results, so when there are proven techniques and treatments out there that can help support our weight loss goals, it is nothing short of exciting.
Hormone replacement therapy, also known as HRT, promotes a variety of health benefits to both men and women. Some of these benefits include loss of muscle tone, loss of bone density, overcoming sleep disorders, decreasing stress, and prevention of hair loss.
HRT can also address many of the uncomfortable symptoms associated with perimenopause and menopause, like hot flashes, and vaginal discomfort, and more.
But one major benefit of hormone replacement therapy has flown under the radar since its appearance in the 1960s: its ability to help people lose weight.
Why is weight loss so difficult as we age?
As we age, our hormones can become out of balance, the result of which will affect our overall health.
In women, this means a decline in estrogen and other hormones. Estrogen plays an essential role in a woman’s reproductive system, as well as the production of insulin, metabolism, and weight. What’s more, a decrease in estrogen not only makes losing weight difficult, this type of hormonal imbalance often promotes weight gain.
Just as it is with women, men often experience hormonal imbalances as they age.
A loss of testosterone hormones will typically lead to hair loss, decreased energy and libido, a decrease in libido, erectile dysfunction, and an increase in belly fat. Bringing hormonal balance back to the male body can help increase their ability to focus, reclaim their loss of libido, and to lose the unwanted weight gain that has become so difficult to control.
How hormone replacement therapy helps people lose weight
So, what can someone do when their body is not only making weight loss difficult, but their hormones are telling their body to hold on to excess weight?
This is precisely where hormone replacement therapy can be the solution that they’re looking for.
Hormone replacement therapy, in many cases, has been shown to both counter the factors that cause people to gain weight, as well as assist in the body’s ability to lose weight. Recent studies show that women struggling to lose belly fat — a common result of menopause-related hormone imbalance — saw positive outcomes thanks to hormone replacement therapy.
Similarly, men who experienced weight gain associated with an imbalance in their testosterone levels saw positive outcomes when undergoing testosterone therapy in conjunction with a healthy diet and regular exercise.
How can I learn more about HRT for weight loss?
The quickest and easiest way to learn more about how hormone replacement therapy can help you lose weight is to book an appointment with the HRT specialists at 10X Health System. Our team specializes in helping our clients discover what’s really happening in their bodies so they can finally understand their health and take control of their wellness.
Once you’ve undergone comprehensive blood and genetic testing — a process that sets us apart from our competitors — we’ll review your results to analyze 64 unique biomarkers that are essential to your well-being, as well as look for what might be slight mutations in your body’s ability to repair damage, release toxins, and produce energy.
By bringing balance back to your body, essentially refreshing your hormone levels, many clients report feeling a level of energy and refreshment that they haven’t experienced in years, if ever!
To experience this for yourself, you need to secure your appointment. Contact 10X Health System TODAY to secure your consultation and take control of your health!