Hormones and Belly Fat

Struggling to lose those last few pounds?

Believe it or not, not being able to lose those last few pounds could be a result of imbalanced hormones. Men who have lower testosterone levels, tend to have higher levels of body fat. As if losing testosterone and gaining fat weren’t enough of a blow to the ego, body fat has an enzyme called aromatase, which converts testosterone into estrogen. When your body stops making testosterone at the optimal level, it’s now your responsibility to give it what it needs. Here’s where testosterone replacement therapy comes into play.

During the aging process, it’s normal for men to begin losing testosterone as they age. However, gaining weight can speed up that process. Healthy eating and an active lifestyle can help men avoid the development of the infamous “pot belly.” But what happens when diet and exercise just aren’t enough? Could it be your hormones?

Well, among many patients struggling with low levels of testosterone, this is the case. Cnce their hormones are more regulated and their testosterone levels are improved, they are seeing massive improvements with gaining muscle and losing weight. One of the biggest outcomes of testosterone replacement therapy is more energy. Most of our patients notice their energy levels raising within the first few weeks of being on the program.

When someone has higher estrogen levels in their body, their hormonal system tells the body to slow down its production of testosterone, which ultimately results in chronic fatigue, weight gain, inability to lose weight and much more. So really, contrary to what you may always hear, it’s not always a low sex drive that determines you having low T.

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