WEIGHT GAIN at Aletris Center in Scottsdale, AZ
Many women wonder if their fruitless attempts to lose weight may be due to a hormone imbalance. In fact, weight loss is often closely impacted by our hormones. For example, the main reason men have an easier time losing weight than women is their higher level of testosterone.
Disruptions to several hormone systems can make it difficult to lose weight:
Low thyroid hormone levels can cause an overall decrease in the body’s metabolism; Elevated adrenal activity causes elevated amounts of stress hormone, which keeps excess fat on the body as a protective measure to stress; and, depressed progesterone, also a thermogenic hormone, can decrease overall metabolism and lead to increased body fat.
ALETRIS therapies can target these hormone imbalances and, in conjunction with exercise and healthy eating, help you reach your individual healthy weight.