It’s Not Just a Snackcident
We lose weight, we gain weight, and then we lose weight again. It seems to be an endless cycle, especially as we age. For some of us, though, weight loss or gain isn’t fully related to the simplistic calories in/calories burned equation and it’s time we debunk that narrative.
We’re all familiar with the idea that weight loss is difficult because we’re big boned or because it’s related to hormones. We take it as justification – an excuse – for not losing weight. It isn’t. There is a relationship between hormones and difficulty with weight loss, including an imbalance in the hormone testosterone.
Testosterone Controls More Than We Realize
It’s common knowledge that testosterone is the primary hormone that creates male characteristics and it’s somewhat well known that testosterone is important in women’s hormonal health, too. For both men and women, testosterone is related to:
- Bone strength
- Red blood cell production
- Muscle mass
- Fat distribution
A testosterone imbalance can lead to loss of muscle mass and an increase in body fat, giving us one more reason to maintain the right hormonal balance for your body.
Testosterone and Weight
Various studies have shown the role testosterone plays in weight loss in men. Testosterone deficiency in men correlates to weight gain and obesity as well as other symptoms like low libido and mood changes. When testosterone therapy is used in relation to weight management, there has been significant improvement. We see a (an):
- Decrease in the amount of fatty body mass
- Increase in the amount of lean muscle body mass
- Ability to maintain weight loss
Interestingly, testosterone therapy can be more effective than weight loss surgery in maintaining weight loss over the long term, with a significantly smaller chance of regaining that weight.
Although there are few clinical studies related to the role of testosterone and weight loss in women, testosterone is related to maintaining lean muscle mass and weight gain or loss in all bodies.
How to Tell if you Have a Testosterone Imbalance
Testosterone imbalances are very common. As we age, our hormonal levels naturally decrease. Hormonal levels are very easily obtained through a simple blood test. When your lab results come in, we can develop a plan of action to create the homeostasis your body needs.
Getting the Answers You Need
APEX Hormone Health in the Parker, CO area specializes in hormone regulation through a variety of therapies. Low testosterone is very common and a condition that has very effective treatments available.
At APEX Hormone Health, we will use your lab results and physical condition to create a custom testosterone replacement therapy plan for you. Prior to starting treatment, we’ll talk to you about the risks and benefits of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT). We’ll also decide which treatment modality is most effective for you. TRT is available via topical creams or injectable medications. If an injectable medication is your best option, we’ll teach you how to do your injection during your first visit. We’ll also send your medication directly to your home. Our treatment plan includes follow up visits and lab work to ensure the best, safest course of treatment for you.
Call or text: 720-856-0200 so we can help you balance your testosterone and your weight. We look forward to helping you.
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Disclaimer: The information contained here was not written by a medical doctor and is intended for informational purposes only. This is not a substitute for medical advice.