Hormones and Weight Loss
Hormone imbalances have been linked to a broad spectrum of health conditions and clinical symptoms in both men and women. Hormones that are specifically implicated with human metabolism and weight loss-weight gain cycle are multiple and include cortisol, thyroid hormones, human growth hormone, testosterone, DHEA, estrogens, progesterone, and insulin. Thyroid disorders are most common and often underdiagnosed and undertreated, leading to difficulty losing weight. Also, hormones decline and change as we age. Testosterone decline would be responsible for decreasing muscle mass and growing gut in middle aged men, and lack of progesterone in late 30s and 40s would cause the same effect in women. Testing and supplementation are readily available at our offices.