Hormones are our best friends when they are working in our favor. However, when they decrease or go haywire, we need a tool to get them back on track. Or we need to adjust how we live as in a balancing act.
Too much and too little play a role in the delicate balancing act of body fat.
Our bodies send us signals when something isn’t right. We can experience symptoms of hormonal imbalance every day, however, whether we recognize the signs of hormonal imbalance is important. Unfortunately so many of us have been out of balance for so long, that we recognize what “balance” is anymore.
Hormonal imbalance leads to great difficulty losing weight and actually cause weight gain. It is also a leading cause of obesity. It’s important to understand that the hormone imbalances cannot be solved by dieting alone. Imbalance can interfere with fat loss, even when great diet and exercise program.
If you have been unable to lose weight, even with diet and exercise, in the past, one or more of the following hormonal imbalances could be the cause as noted in Body Logic, MD
Without enough thyroid hormone, every system in the body slows down.
Insulin is an essential to process sugar in the bloodstream and carry it into cells to be used as fuel or stored as fat.
Serotonin exerts powerful influence over our moods, memory, emotions, cravings (especially for carbohydrates), body temperature, pain, self-esteem, appetite, tolerance, sleep habits, and digestion.
Too Much Cortisol
Chronic stress causes our bodies release high amounts of the hormone cortisol. Whether it is a mood disorder or anxiety, cortisol will run rampant and cause weight gain.
Imbalances From Inflammation
Digestive disorders, arthritis, asthma, acne, abdominal fat, headaches, eczema and more is now become as causing severe weight gain.
Excess estrogen is a major risk factor for obesity—in both sexes—as poor eating habits and lack of exercise.
Imbalances From Menopause
Menopause is not just about the decline of estrogen. Low levels of progesterone, testosterone also tend to dry up, and cause weight gain.
Testosterone levels drop off with aging, obesity, and stress, but today men are experiencing lose of testosterone earlier in life.
If you have questions about your hormone levels and would like to be tested, call or contact us today.