25 Oct Testosterone and Weight Loss: How Hormones Contribute to Weight Struggles
There is nothing as frustrating as dealing with weight issues and feeling as though your diet and exercise aren’t helping you lost those pounds. While diet and exercise are typically the best way to lose weight, sometimes other factors can prevent you from shedding weight in the way that you want. One of these factors may be your hormones. More specifically, the hormone testosterone can have a significant impact on your weight.
Here’s how this hormone may contribute to your weight struggles.
Testosterone is the primary sex hormone for men, but it also affects your cardiovascular health and mood. However, testosterone has even more roles in the body. Testosterone is responsible for encouraging muscle formation in the body and works to control body fat. However, when men get into their late twenties and early thirties, their testosterone levels start to drop about 5 to 10 percent per decade naturally. This can cause some men to put on a little more fat on the body.
However, if you are struggling with low T or low testosterone levels, then there may be other symptoms as well. This includes low libido, depression, or ED. If you see signs like this along with unexplained fat gain, you may want to come and get your testosterone levels checked. While this isn’t always the case, if you are dealing with unexplained weight gain, it may be part of the problem and require a visit to a medical professional.
If you have more questions about the impact of testosterone and what it may be doing to your weight, contact the experts here at LT Men’s Clinic. We can start by doing a blood test and determining your testosterone levels to see if they may be to blame for your weight issues. From there, we can help you find the best treatment plan possible to get your hormones regulated and help you on your weight loss journey. We also have other programs in place that can help you with your healthy weight loss efforts. Just call us directly to make an appointment here by calling us at 817-369-3605.