If you have noticed significant changes in your mood and body, including weight gain, you might be concerned. You might have tried a nutrition and exercise regimen but found it difficult to stay on track because of fatigue or low moods. The underlying issue can be trickier than you think. It can take time to diagnose a hormone imbalance because the symptoms mimic so many other conditions. But if no other treatments have worked so far, this is where hormone pellet therapy can come in. How are hormone pellet therapy and weight loss related in the first place? Below, we break down the effects hormones have on your weight and the benefits of pellet therapy.
How Do Hormones Affect Your Weight?
Your estrogen and testosterone levels are part of the equation that keeps your weight stable. These hormones help you:
- Build lean muscle mass
- Maintain strong bones
- Distribute and reduce fat storages
- Regulate your mood and energy
When you have abnormally low levels of either hormone, the effects can make it more difficult for you to build muscle, stay lean, maintain motivation, and keep up with the demands of exercise and day-to-day life. That is why weight gain is a common side effect of hormonal imbalances.
While men tend to worry about changes in testosterone, it is still vital to maintain healthy estrogen levels. Unusually high estrogen levels are a particular cause for concern. They can cause infertility, erectile dysfunction, and low sex drive.
Women tend to worry about the changes that low estrogen brings, but they still need healthy levels of testosterone. Levels that are too low can lead to bone weakness, reduced sex drive, and sleep disturbances.
Hormone pellet therapy and weight loss are not the only factors at play — proper nutrition and exercise are two components you should not neglect.
How Does Hormone Pellet Therapy and Weight Loss Improve My Life?
Hormone therapy is not the miracle cure to all of your weight gain problems. It can still take time to lose weight, depending on your goal. However, you might notice positive improvements in your mood and energy relatively quickly. Many patients report seeing improvements within one to three days. Otherwise, you might have to wait until one to two weeks to see initial developments.
Being in a better mood can also motivate you to exercise and make healthier nutrition choices throughout the day. Suffering from a poor mood is a common reason for overeating. Higher energy levels also make it easier to get through a workout routine without being winded.
Learn What Hormone Pellets Can Do For You
Reach out to a Simpatra hormone therapy practitioner in your area today. Your provider will go through an initial consultation to determine whether you are a candidate for pellet therapy. During this consultation, they will evaluate your medical history and conduct tests to check your hormone levels.
If you are approved, they will give you the most accurate dose based on the Simpatra dosing calculator. You can rest assured that you will be getting a safe, effective treatment to improve your quality of life.