As you get older, weight loss becomes much more difficult. The reason for this is a hormone imbalance that has affected the way that your body regulates your weight. As you age, your hormone levels naturally decline. Growth hormone production will decrease at age 30. In their 40s, women begin to lose estrogen. This is followed by a decrease in progesterone, DHEA, parathyroid hormone and calcitonin. When your body loses the right balance of hormones, it loses the ability to regulate the processes that lead to weight loss. The result is a slower metabolism, less energy for exercise and an increase in abdominal fat.
Estrogen Replacement Therapy Can Help
Estrogen has many different effects on weight and appetite. Too much estrogen can make you fat. And too little estrogen can make you fat. But estrogen replacement therapy for weight loss can help.
Estrogen replacement for weight loss can alleviate some of the symptoms that lead to overeating or eating the wrong things. Hot flashes disrupt sleep and make us tired and irritable. This leads to fatigue and food cravings that can be difficult to overcome. Fatigue can cause us to indulge in the temptation to eat high carbohydrate, high-fat foods that quickly pack on the pounds. That’s why it’s so important to get a good night’s sleep. Estrogen replacement therapy can help with alleviating the hot flashes that disrupt sleep, and sleep can break the cycle of fatigue and cravings.
When there is a lack of estrogen in the body, it can also lead to glucose intolerance, increased appetite and reduced metabolic rate. With estrogen replacement therapy, glucose intolerance is alleviated, making it easier for your body’s cells to burn glucose. This will help to decrease the appetite and increase the body’s metabolic rate.
If you’re a woman of a certain age, you may have wondered where your belly fat came from. You are still eating and exercising the same as you did before menopause, but suddenly you have a fat belly. Low estrogen also increases belly fat. But estrogen replacement therapy can help you to lose belly fat.
To learn more about estrogen replacement therapy for weight loss, 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.