Hormones and weight gain

There are different reasons why people gain weight, and we’re often quick to point to certain tried-and-true villains, like eating the wrong foods, or not finding the time to exercise.

There could be another reason, though, that’s not as commonly known. Often when people have weight issues, it comes down to their hormones — especially if they’re unbalanced.

Hormone imbalances are more common than people assume. Different factors can trigger them, including eating all the wrong foods. Your hormones interact with one another, so all it takes is for one of them to get out of whack, and then others can quickly do the same.

The good news is you can help improve hormone function with lifestyle changes. Think about your diet and what you can cut out, such as sugar, which produces more insulin and thus an imbalance. Dairy products and gluten can also trigger inflammation and hormonal imbalances. Even the common pesticides in our foods can be hormone disruptors.

Hormones can often get a boost in very traditional ways: from a proper diet, exercise, and the right amount of sleep. Even employing methods to reduce your stress levels can help; use a detox to help rid yourself of these toxins.

But it’s also important to understand that if your hormones are out of balance, even doing all of these things might not be enough to reverse the problem. As you age, this situation can become even more drastic because your hormones naturally decline to begin with.

A natural decline is normal and will happen to us all. However, when your quality of life is affected, treatment may be needed. Many of these imbalances cause weight gain and an array of other health problems – including, but not limited to, heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, depression, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, insomnia, and mood changes.

Talking to your physician can help, but often a doctor will treat the symptoms, and more problems can arise later. This becomes like a band aid approach that leaves patients worse off because this approach is not addressing the underlying causes.

The solution is customized biomedical hormone replacement. This is a proven way to get your body to a balanced state and kick the weight gain to the curb. Talk to your doctor today and find out if hormone imbalances are keeping you from the body and lifestyle you’ve always wanted.

Results vary by individual. Find out today if Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy is what you need to get the weight off, keep it off, and to improve your quality of life.