Maintaining a healthy weight can be a challenge for people of all ages. But the older you get, the more difficult it can be. That’s because as we age, hormone levels in the body begin to decline. Without the right levels of hormones, many women and men as well find that they can’t seem to lose weight no matter how hard they try. Sometimes the only thing that will allow you to lose weight is by supplementing your hormone loss with new hormones.
Hormones and weight gain are closely related. If your hormones are not balanced, you can gain weight. But bioidentical hormone replacement therapy may be the answer.
What Are Bioidentical Hormones?
Bioidentical hormones are plant-based hormone supplements with the exact same molecular structure as those that come from the human body, and they have the same effect on our body as the ones we naturally produce.
To lose the weight gain that is often associated with aging, increasing hormone levels can give you the kick-start you need to make your diet more effective. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can help boost your metabolism so you’ll burn more body fat as fuel and lose weight. In addition to their weight-loss benefits, bioidentical hormones can also help to increase memory and attention, decrease anxiety and help you get a better night’s sleep.
Bioidentical Hormones and Weight Loss
Women who use bioidentical hormone replacement therapy typically experience fewer problems with weight gain and redistribution of body fat. Estrogen enables leptin, which is a protein hormone that helps control the way the body stores fat. Leptin helps make you feel full, so you eat less and you increase the rate at which you burn calories. Testosterone helps maintain lean muscle mass, and it can also help boost energy levels so you can be more active. Many women who supplement the hormones estrogen and testosterone are less likely to experience weight gain and metabolic issues.
Bioidentical hormones and weight are closely related. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy may be exactly what your body needs to help you lose weight. When added to good fitness and nutrition, weight loss will come naturally.
To learn more about bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, contact us for more information or to schedule a consultation. Doctors Best Wellness Center is located in Weston, Florida, serving residents of Fort Lauderdale, Weston, Pembroke Pines and surrounding areas in Florida.