Are you a guy who can’t seem to lose that extra weight around the middle?
There is hope!
Research shows a strong connection between weight gain in men and hormonal imbalances. Low testosterone and high cortisol levels are related to increased body fat, especially in the midsection, as well as decreased lean muscle mass in men. This excess body fat furthers the hormonal imbalance by converting more testosterone into estrogen. Increased body fat and lean muscle loss means more fat and less muscle to carry around, resulting in fatigue and low energy levels.
It’s a vicious cycle.
Weight gain in men is also affected by high stress. Stress leads to increased cortisol levels in the body, and prolonged stress and heightened levels of cortisol increase the production of fat cells and a slowed metabolic rate. Elevated cortisol also increases appetite, causing men to eat more and male weight gain naturally follows. Making matters worse still, high cortisol levels diminish testosterone levels, which are already decreasing as men age. Low testosterone causes low energy and fatigue, meaning less physical activity and still more weight gain in men.
Another vicious cycle!
To boot, as men age, thyroid disorders, particularly hypothyroidism, and low levels of the human growth hormone (HGH) also cause weight gain by decreasing the body’s metabolic rate.
So what’s the solution?
A Comprehensive Age Management Evaluation and Program allows us to measure and appropriately optimize hormone levels as an integral part of an overall care plan. With the help of Age Management and Hormonal Optimization, we can bring your testosterone, cortisol, estrogen, HGH and thyroid hormones, among others, into optimal ranges. This balance will best position you for maximal body fat loss, an increased metabolic rate, better energy and a more vigorous life.
If you’re in the West Hollywood, Orange County, Beverly Hills, or Los Angeles area, schedule an evaluation with Age Management / Hormonal Optimization expert Dr. Mike Carragher. If you live out of the area, we can take care of you as well, requiring only an annual visit to The Body Well for your anti-aging Age Management Program. Dr. Carragher will request a blood panel, schedule a comprehensive evaluation, and discuss the best individual treatment options for you.
Call (323) 874-9355 to book an evaluation, or for more information e-mail email@example.com