The struggle of weight loss
Weight loss is a struggle for many women and men, especially as they approach their forties and fifties. Menopause often plays a key role in the difficulties some women have losing weight in midlife, and hormones have an effect on many men as well. Some people may have mood swings, a decreased libido, feel worn out all the time, or depressed as a result of a hormonal imbalance. Knowing how these hormones can wrealth enables you to understand what is going on in your body. Here’s what you need to know about hormone replacement therapy and weight loss.
Reasons that you gain weight as you grow older include:
- Weight gain is common when people approach their midlife years. This is often caused due to the fact that people in this age bracket aren’t as physically active as they were during their younger years. Also, your metabolism naturally slows down as you get older, thus, you can’t eat as much as you did then and not expect to gain weight. Another factor is that people lose muscle tone as they age; therefore, since you don’t have as much muscle, your body doesn’t burn as many calories.In women, symptoms of menopause can also trigger weight gain simply by changing their behavioral patterns. This is particularly true if you are one of those people who
- In women, symptoms of menopause can also trigger weight gain simply by changing their behavioral patterns. This is particularly true if you are one of those people who goes to your favorite “comfort” foods when you are feeling sad, weepy, or blue.
- If you experience sleep issues due to stress, lack of physical activity, or other issues, then you are more likely to make bad food choices and put on a few pounds. This is often because you simply don’t have the energy to prepare a healthy meal or you reach for a sweet treat to give you a temporary burst of energy. Unfortunately, these poor food choices often result in making you feel even more lethargic. In women, sleep problems may be a result of hot flashes or other menopausal symptoms. You are likely to feel tired during the day, and don’t have the energy or desire to exercise like you should.
- For women, hormonal changes occur before, during, and after menopause, and this can also affect your body weight over time. Hormone replacement therapy may also decrease your risk of certain diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and osteoporosis.
- Body fat tends to redistribute to the abdominal area as you grow older. Therefore, it is important to do aerobic exercises and strength training that includes a good abdominal workout.
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and exercise
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT), along with an exercise routine and wise food choices, are good ways to take back control of your body weight and feel healthier. If you struggle with trying to lose weight, or have issues with your reproductive system or emotional, mental, or physical health, HRT may be helpful in resolving these issues.
Hormone Replacement Therapy and Weight Loss
If you live in the San Diego or La Jolla, California, area, you can learn if HRT is an option for you. Call today to schedule a free consultation with one of our professionals who will offer you options in getting your health and weight back on track.