Hormone Replacement Can Help Men Lose Weight & Gain Muscle
Losing weight is the number 1 New Year’s Resolution among men in the United States. One reason for this is that men often begin to put on weight around the age of thirty, even if they aren’t eating more or their exercise level hasn’t decreased.
In fact, many men in their thirties and forties increase their exercise and/or reduce their calorie consumption only to discover that no matter what they do, they can’t lose weight. Some fortunate men do manage to maintain a steady weight, but as they age they begin to notice that they are losing muscle mass and accumulating fat in unwanted places – like a thicker “beer belly,” or embarrassing “man boobs.”
As fat deposits increase and muscle mass diminishes with age, it has earned the humorous name “dad bod” – but for most males this is no laughing matter! In this article the weight loss experts at AMAE in the Detroit area discuss why men’s weight gain happens so frequently with age.
Hormones, Weight Loss & Building Muscle
When a man gains weight and loses muscle tone after the age of thirty it’s typically not their fault. Instead, the man’s declining hormones are more likely responsible! Hormones, including testosterone, are responsible for fat distribution and muscle mass on a man’s body. But, every year after a man turns 30, his hormone production gradually declines a little more.
Most men are familiar with Testosterone – the male sex hormone. And decreased levels of testosterone – dubbed “Low T” in the media – has gotten a lot of attention lately because of its relationship to “ED” (erectile dysfunction) and sexual performance problems. But “Low T” doesn’t just cause decreased sex drive and erection problems. Testosterone decline can also cause muscle loss, weight gain, and increased fat storage in men (especially around the belly and breasts).
Andropause and Weight Loss
Most people are familiar with menopause in women – but many individuals don’t know that men also experience a “male menopause” call andropause that is due to testosterone decline as they age. The hormone decline of andropause starts earlier in men (around 30) than in women (around 50) – but it is much more gradual than a woman’s hormone decline.
When testosterone levels drop below normal levels, the condition is popularly called “Low T.” But, in spite of all the TV commercials and internet ads that claim to help male performance and libido, over-the-counter Low T treatments will simply not address weight gain and muscle loss.
Hormone Replacement for Weight Loss & Building Muscle
Weight gain, muscle loss, and an increased waistline and/or male breasts, can certainly lower a man’s self-confidence. But weight gain is much more than a cosmetic issue. Increased accumulation of body fat – especially around the waistline – increases a man’s risk for chronic diseases, including: type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, heart attack, high blood pressure (hypertension), stroke, and even certain cancers.
Reducing calories and increasing exercise activity is always good for a man’s health. But when diet and exercise are not enough to lose weight and restore muscle, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) may provide the key to losing unwanted pounds and inches, and rebuilding muscle mass and strength.
The biodentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) experts at AMAE in the greater Detroit area can conduct blood tests, to identify a man’s unique hormone deficiencies and imbalances. Then we can customize a personalized hormone replacement therapy plan just for them. Rather than one-size-fits all hormone pills or over-the-counter supplements, AMAE offers customized, compounded hormone dosages personally formulated for each client’s hormone replacement needs.
AMAE uses only 100% natural, bioidentical hormone replacement pellets to restore male hormone balance. These tiny pellets are plant-derived, so they are safer and more effective than lab-created hormones, with far fewer side effects. Additionally, time-released pellets release hormones 24/7 – as the body needs them. So, there are no hormone surges like those caused by pills or injections.
And with hormone pellets, there is nothing to remember to take and no weekly painful injections – because a BHRT single pellet insertion can restore hormone balance in men for up to 6 months.
Men’s Hormone Replacement to Lose Weight & Build Muscle – Detroit Area
If you are a man in the greater Detroit area who has been unable to lose weight or build muscle like you used to – no matter how much you diet or exercise – hormone decline may be the cause of the problem. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) at AMAE can help restore your hormone so, you can burn calories, lose weight, build muscle, and get rid of unwanted body fat like you did when you were younger.
As an additional bonus, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can also help ward off many serious diseases in men, in addition to increasing energy, and improving sexual performance.
If you live in the greater Detroit area, schedule a discreet and confidential bioidentical hormone replacement therapy consultation at AMAE – and let our hormone experts help you lose weight, replace fat with muscle, improve your sex life, and live longer and healthier!