If you have stubborn love handles or extra fat on the thighs and hips that you can’t seem to shift despite diet and exercise, your hormones may be to blame. Hormones regulate a number of important functions in the body including growth, reproduction, and metabolism. Therefore knowing how hormones can affect your weight, may make all the difference to the success of your weight loss efforts.
Hormones and weight
Excess abdominal fat can often be traced to a hormone imbalance. Hormones regulate a number of functions that impact weight loss; these include fat-burning, appetite control, and cravings. They also impact where fat is stored on your body. If your hormones are out of balance, it can easily thwart your weight loss efforts, regardless of how diligent you are with your diet.
What’s the answer?
Hormone replacement is recommended for men and women with weight problems due to declining hormones, or hormone imbalance. Men often experience a decline in testosterone after the age of 30, and the problem worsens by the time they reach their 60’s. Most women experience a fall in hormone levels in their 40’s, and it accelerates by the time they get to menopause.
Hormone Replacement Therapy
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is designed to get hormone levels back on track. At Serenity Med Spa, San Francisco, CA, they offer a customized program to reset hormone levels. Components of the program include HRT, nutritional supplements that supply vital nutrients, dietary adjustments to assist weight loss, and necessary lifestyle changes.
You can contact Serenity Med Spa to learn more about how hormones can affect your weight (click here). Call them at (415) 781-9200 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Lisa Kang, or Dr. David Kang. They will develop a hormone replacement program that is just right for you.