Our hormones control a broad range of day-to-day functions, from our sleep cycles to our energy levels, from sexual health to overall disposition. Really, there are very few areas of daily life that are not directly impacted by hormone levels. It stands to reason, then, that any hormonal imbalance can wreak havoc.
For example: Did you know that your hormones regulate your appetite and also control your metabolism? The upshot of this is that any variance in hormone levels can potentially alter your ability to stay trim or to lose weight. Of course, hormonal irregularities can happen for any number of reasons: Puberty, pregnancy, menopause, or simply growing older.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can help correct hormonal imbalances, potentially making it easier for you to achieve healthy body weight and heightened self-confidence. This is a treatment we are pleased to offer at Sugar Land Medical Spa.
What is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, or BHRT, is used to treat both men and women who experience drops in their natural hormone production. As its name suggests, hormone replacement therapy seeks to offset lost hormone levels, returning the body to proper balance and alleviating any symptoms related to a hormone deficiency.
BioTE hormones are made in an FDA-approved lab. What sets them apart from other types of artificial hormones is that bioidentical hormones are chemically indistinguishable from the hormones naturally produced by your body.
At Sugar Land Medical Spa, we help patients feel better, using the BioTE method of balancing. In addition, your dose is customized, not only based on the lab value, but how you feel.
How BHRT Can Help with Weight Loss
Hormone replacement therapy can be used to address a full spectrum of symptoms, among them difficulty with weight loss.
The first step in the process is coming in for a full consultation with Dr. Evans, who will test your current levels of hormone production. Based on your current hormone balance, along with your symptoms, she will create a customized BHRT treatment plan.
Some potential examples of BHRT being used to promote healthy weight loss include:
Replacement of Sex Hormones
Estrogen, progesterone, and even testosterone are commonly regarded as “sex hormones,” but they can also play an important role in helping you regulate weight. For example, estrogen helps women control appetites and cravings. And when your body stores fat, progesterone helps convert it into usable energy. If you experience a decline in these hormone levels, it could lead to weight gain, but BioTE can help restore balance.
Replacement of Thyroid
The thyroid hormone helps regulate metabolism. If too low, we feel sluggish with low energy. In addition to a slow metabolism, you can have difficulty with weight loss.
How Long Does it Take for BHRT to Work?
If you are struggling to lose weight, a hormonal problem could be to blame. BHRT may help you, but how long will it take for you to see your desired results?
It really depends on your specific hormone needs, but it can also depend on your lifestyle. You should always make lifestyle decisions that support your BHRT treatment. This means continuing to practice sound nutrition, exercising regularly, getting plenty of sleep, and having constructive outlets for stress management. BHRT places you on the road to recovery, and while you will not suddenly lose weight overnight, you will be in a much healthier place.
Questions About BHRT for Weight Loss?
Do you have additional questions about hormone replacement therapy? Do you want to know whether you qualify for a safe and successful BHRT treatment?
If so, then we invite you to speak with Dr. Evans. She will answer your questions and recommend the best treatment for achieving your health and wellness goals. Schedule your consultation by contacting Sugar Land Medical Spa at your next opportunity.