In our twenties and thirties, many of us could maintain an ideal weight as well as look and feel great in our skinny jeans and swimsuits without much effort. However, as a natural part of the aging process, the metabolism slows, leading to the accumulation of unwanted pounds and stubborn bumps and bulges.
If you’re dieting and exercising to no avail, hormone imbalance could be the real reason behind your battle of the bulge — specifically, low testosterone.
A recent blog entry on the BioTE hormone replacement website put it best when it comes to the role testosterone plays in weight loss and weight gain: “As we age, testosterone levels decrease setting us up for weight gain in several ways. When testosterone levels decrease, cortisol and insulin levels increase. Over time, elevated insulin levels can lead to insulin resistance and that unwanted belly fat. Low levels of testosterone make it difficult to maintain muscle mass, which in turn decreases ones resting metabolic rate and can lead to weight gain.”
In addition, restoring testosterone levels can also stabilize blood glucose and insulin levels, staving off cravings and reducing an increased appetite, making your weight loss goals more attainable. Our Denver patients have been able to achieve an improved body composition as well as leaner body mass once testosterone therapy became a part of their bio identical hormone therapy in Denver.
The good news is you no longer have to live with the unwanted pounds associated with testosterone imbalance. BioTE is superior to other forms of hormone replacement in the Denver area because the hormones used are not only natural but also bio-identical, making it ideal for patients wanting the benefits of natural hormone replacement, without the drawbacks of synthetic pharmaceuticals.
In addition, there is no “roller coaster” effect with BioTE — a steady stream of natural hormones is released depending on your activity level — what you need when you need it — to provide healthy and sustained hormone levels.