Is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Helpful In Weight Loss?

By January 23, 2017Hormone Therapy

By now, millions of people have become aware of the different benefits that might come from the use of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. For instance, people in their 30s have been encouraged to consider it in order to slow down the signs of aging; even before they begin to arrive or appear. This is because bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is a natural way of stabilizing hormone levels, which, when fluctuating and unstable can cause all kinds of unwelcome changes in the body.

Around the age of 40, most adults will have changes in their natural hormone levels. These hormones include estrogen and testosterone. Unfortunately, when such hormones decline, they cause a range of changes throughout the body. As a very simple example, if a man becomes inactive and his testosterone levels decline, it also causes his metabolism to slow. This means he is going to hold more fat on his body and struggle to lose weight.

Of course, weight gain or difficulty losing weight are not the only negative effects. There are mood swings, depression, decreased energy and libido, hair loss and changes in the skin that can include lines, wrinkles and a loss of elasticity. These changes make it very difficult to maintain a good level of energy, a good mood and a healthy body weight. Fortunately, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can be used to overcome such challenges and restore you to a sense of youthful vigor and vitality.

What About Weight Loss?

Of course, many of our clients want to know if bioidentical hormone replacement options will help with weight loss, and the simplest answer is “yes”. This is because it is going to provide many complex, but effective benefits. For instance, it increases a process known as lipid oxidation, or quite simply “fat burning”. It is going to also help improve the body’s insulin response, meaning your body will absorb rather than store fat, and burn it as fuel instead of converting it to unwanted pounds.

Additionally, the use of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can help with age-related hypothyroidism, which is yet another way the metabolism slows. This is going to mean you will gain weight easily and struggle to shed unwanted weight – even if you are eating a good diet and exercising regularly. When you reset the metabolism by improving hormonal levels, you boost your body’s ability to shed weight without a tremendous effort on your part. Even better is that regulated hormonal levels ensure you can more easily maintain the weight loss, enjoying a healthier weight over the long term.

Overcome Fatigue to Help Shed Weight

Now, it is also important to remember that hormonal changes cause fatigue and this prevents you from being as active as you would like. This puts your body into a sort of vicious cycle as you gain weight and feel more fatigued. The less active you become, the more your weight changes. The more this occurs, the more unstable your hormones. By regulating hormones and enjoying more energy, it brings this cycle to an end.

We offer two methods of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, including an oral regimen and a hormone pellet therapy that is implanted beneath the skin. Our board-certified experts can consult with you about the right choices.

Are you ready to find out if bioidentical hormone therapy can help you shed unwanted pounds? If so, get in touch with us at Juvia Med Spa at 817-427-3700 to schedule a free consultation.