Weight loss issues can be due to hormonal imbalances. Many people have difficulty losing weight or maintaining weight loss despite eating healthy and exercising regularly. Often times, diets alone are unsuccessful because they fail to address the hormonal root causes for weight loss resistance, such as excess cortisol, insulin and/or leptin blockage, estrogen dominance, a sluggish thyroid, low testosterone, and problems with the HPA (hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal) control system.
For example, low levels of estrogen can cause fat accumulation and retention, progesterone deficiency can cause fluid retention and bloating, and an underactive thyroid can cause undesirable weight gain.
Hormone balance is important for weight loss. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, achieving optimal thyroid levels, customized nutrition plans and appropriate supplementation protocols improves metabolic functions and helps patients achieve and maintain a healthy weight.