Can HRT Help You Lose Weight?

Sometimes, losing weight and improving your health can feel like an endless battle. For many reasons, the body can resist weight changes, making it difficult to see results. You can feel assured that it’s not a personal failure if you’re unable to lose weight! In reality, your hormone levels may be keeping you from seeing meaningful results from your diet and exercise efforts. Here’s what to know about this phenomenon and how our intimate health providers can help you achieve your healthiest self yet at Tideline Center for Health & Aesthetics.

What’s the Relationship Between Hormones and Weight Loss?

A wide variety of hormones play a role in metabolism. However, it’s been well documented that sex hormones such as estrogen and testosterone have a key relationship with body weight. As we age, the levels of our respective sex hormones tend to become depleted, and often this corresponds to changes in body composition, such as a loss of muscle and higher amounts of fat. In both cases, body weight can increase. By restoring respective hormone levels, we often see an improvement in body weight.

How Does HRT Work?

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) comes in a few different forms, such as injections, pills, patches, creams, and pellets. Pellets are the most popular form of HRT because they allow your intimate health provider to place a custom-prescribed pellet under the skin to maintain a steady release of hormones. This means you don’t need to do anything aside from return for a new pellet every few months.

What Else Can HRT Treat?

Hormone replacement therapy can treat many of the common symptoms experienced by patients with low hormone levels. These typically include:

  • Sleeping problems
  • Low energy
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Mood swings
  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Muscle loss
  • Thinning hair
  • Brain fog
  • Low libido

These symptoms often see improvement with HRT, allowing you to feel like yourself again.

Can HRT Help You Lose Weight?

It’s important to note that HRT shouldn’t be considered a weight loss method. Rather, it can help you to achieve your weight loss goals when low hormones are getting in the way – or where you gained weight because of low hormones in the first place! The best way to determine whether HRT can help you lose weight is by meeting with an intimate health provider who can thoroughly screen you to make sure HRT will be a safe and effective treatment option.

Hormone Replacement Therapy at Tideline Center for Health & Aesthetics

Our intimate health experts can help you learn more about the many benefits of HRT during a consultation. To get started, contact our office today and schedule a private consultation. We conveniently serve the greater Queens, NY and Long Island areas.

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