Testosterone Therapy for Weight Loss Questions and Answers
Testosterone deficiency can affect many aspects of your life including, trying to lose weight. If you are suffering from testosterone deficiency and are looking to reduce waist circumference, BMI, and improve body composition. Talk to one of our specialists today! Call us today or book an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 166 Madeira Ave Coral Gables, FL 33134.
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Losing weight is a desire of many, but it often comes with many challenges. While regular exercise and proper diet are cornerstones for losing weight, they are often not enough on their own to achieve weight loss goals. That is because exercise and diet often leave behind stubborn areas of hard-to-remove fat, which often accumulate around the midsection. Fortunately, there are several effective treatments and therapies to assist in weight loss, one of the most effective for men being testosterone therapy.
Yes, low testosterone can reverse weight loss. One study that looked at the relationship between obesity in men and testosterone deficiency shows that testosterone therapy produces sustained weight loss without recidivism (reverting to previous weight). On average, men with a higher body mass index (BMI) have lower levels of testosterone, and men with lower levels of testosterone have a higher BMI (overweight or obese). Therefore, if a man is at a healthy weight and then experiences a drop in testosterone levels, he is more likely to gain weight. Likewise, if a man is overweight or obese and experiences an increase in his testosterone levels, he is more likely to lose weight more easily.
In general, the physiological process that the male body undergoes when body fat is increased involves:
• Put on extra body fat — Extra weight is gained, either through improper diet, lack of exercise, or both
• Increases cortisol/fat cell aromatization — An increase is seen in the level of aromatase in fat cells, which causes testosterone to be more readily converted to estrogen (estradiol)
• Lower testosterone — The body experiences lower levels of testosterone
• Further lower human growth hormone — Human growth hormone (HGH) levels are also negatively impacted
Testosterone promotes muscle growth. Simultaneously, it may suppress fat gain. As a result, some testosterone-deficient men tend to gain fat more easily than men who are at a healthy weight. Obese men have 30% lower testosterone levels on average when compared to those who are a normal weight.
More than 70% of morbidly obese men suffer from testosterone deficiency, or male hypogonadism, a disorder characterized by abnormally low levels of testosterone. Male hypogonadism may reverse with weight loss. In simplest terms, excessive belly fat appears to suppress testosterone levels, which, in turn, leads to more weight gain.
To explain things further, a decrease in testosterone levels leads to an increase in body fat. The reverse is true as well: when putting on additional weight, testosterone levels decrease.
Yes, testosterone therapy can help with weight loss, as testosterone levels are directly linked to fat accumulation. Combined with other weight loss techniques such as moderate exercise, testosterone therapy produces significant weight loss in men with lower-than-normal levels of this androgen. Correcting the amount of testosterone in the body, such as addressing a deficiency, helps men maintain lean mass as they shed body fat. As the levels of testosterone normalize, a man’s metabolism will increase, resulting in burning more calories, and improving fat distribution.
If you are looking for testosterone therapy for weight loss, come to Vive Ageless Weight Loss Center today! Our medical professionals are experienced providers of testosterone therapy for weight loss and can help you reach your ideal body weight! Vive Ageless Weight Loss Center is dedicated to providing you with all of your testosterone therapy weight loss needs. Our team of healthcare professionals are experienced at helping people lose weight with testosterone therapy. To arrange a consultation, call us today or book an appointment online, or visit us at 166 Madeira Ave Coral Gables, FL 33134. We serve clients from Coral Gables FL, Miami FL, Pinecrest FL, South Miami FL, Coconut Grove FL, and Brickell FL.