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Hormone Therapy Can Help Treat Obesity Due to Metabolic Syndrome

More than 40 percent of all adult Americans are obese and over 34 percent of all U.S. adults meet the definition and criteria for having Metabolic Syndrome, according to studies by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Given that Metabolic Syndrome is linked to both hormone imbalance and obesity, hormone treatment may prove helpful in alleviating Metabolic Syndrome symptoms. In fact, a physician-supervised weight-loss program combined with hormone treatment could prove instrumental in balancing your metabolism, while taking pounds off the scale.

What is Metabolic Syndrome?

Metabolic Syndrome is diagnosed according to a cluster of cardiometabolic risk factors that increase the risk of multiple chronic diseases, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. Metabolic Syndrome symptoms include obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, and abnormal triglycerides. While a patient must present with at least three of these symptoms to be diagnosed with Metabolic Syndrome, each of these conditions increases the risk of chronic health problems.

Links Between Hormone Imbalances, Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome

Both men and women are prone to hormone imbalances as they age, especially relating to menopause and andropause, which both tend to decrease estrogen and testosterone levels. These hormone imbalances, in turn, can lead to the production of excess fat. Thus, hormone imbalances can promote weight gain, which in turn elevates triglyceride levels, another condition associated with metabolic syndrome. This means that hormone imbalances may be a factor associated with two Metabolic Syndrome conditions. In men, andropause also impacts the levels of sex-hormone-binding globulin, which is also believed to promote the production of fat.

Dr. B Offers Medical Weight Loss and Hormone Therapy      

Losing weight is considered one of the best means for staving off the compounded health risks associated with Metabolic Syndrome. But losing weight can be very challenging, especially if one’s own metabolic system seems to be working in opposition to the loss.

Bioidentical hormone therapy and physician-supervised weight loss are core components of Dr. Diane Brzezinski’s internal medicine practice. Dr. B has used hormone pellet therapy to treat hundreds of Naples, Florida-area patients who have experienced the full range of symptoms relating to low testosterone and menopause. She also utilizes a multi-faceted approach in her weight loss program, which involves meal replacement, accountability, and the use of prescription medications when necessary. Dr. B offers a variety of different meal replacement options and helps patients focus on daily tracking of food intake and activity.

Patients undergoing hormone therapy typically report numerous other health benefits, including:

  • Reduction in depression, anxiety, irritability, and mood swings
  • Restoration of sleep patterns
  • Bone density maintenance
  • Prevent hair loss
  • Muscle strength gains
  • Increased energy
  • Enhanced libido

Consult with Dr. B in Naples to Address Your Metabolic Syndrome

To learn more about Dr. B’s physician-supervised weight loss therapy, hormone pellet therapy, and her holistic approach to addressing metabolic syndrome and related conditions, contact Dr. B’s Naples-based Internal Medicine practice today through our easy online form, or by calling (239) 261-9990.