What do hormones have to do with my weight?
Hormones are the key to maintaining a healthy weight, which is why We offer comprehensive hormone management for weight loss. Your hormones work to promote a healthy and well-functioning body. When key hormones are produced in insufficient quantities, that imbalance impacts your weight. You can even work out four to five times a week and notice that you are retaining fat in hard-to-lose areas. This is usually due to hormones that are not working optimally.
Hormones send the body chemical messages, produced in the endocrine glands, that control processes such as regulating metabolism and body weight. Hormonal imbalance means having too much or too little of certain hormones — and even small changes can cause serious effects.
For women, changes in estrogen levels affect weight, particularly around menopause. You gain weight, and weight is harder to lose. According to Medical News Today, this can lead to a dangerous buildup of visceral fat, which is linked to serious conditions such as diabetes, stroke, heart disease and some cancers. Healthline reports that 10 million Americans, including 1 in 5 women over 60, can gain weight even when dieting.
Weight gain in men is commonly caused by not producing enough testosterone. Normal testosterone promotes muscle gain and may suppress increased fat buildup. Men with “Low T” gain fat more easily, with Healthline adding that 30% of obese men and over 70% of morbidly obese men shown to have lower testosterone levels.