Hormones, Thyroid & Weight Management

Weight gain & obesity affect 69% of us. Testing can reveal whether hormones are the root cause of your weight gain.

Many know that maintaining an ideal weight is difficult despite the best efforts with diet and exercise. What most don’t know is that an undetected hormone imbalance can be the missing link – sabotaging our hard work to stay slim.

What’s the Connection?

Hormones are key players in regulating weight, metabolism, blood sugar, insulin, and when and where the body stores fat. As we age, shifting hormones trigger numerous symptoms of imbalance – including unexplained weight gain.

Hormones & Weight Management
  • HORMONES & WEIGHT MANAGEMENT How Hormone Imbalance Leads to Weight Gain
  • CDC reports over third of American adults are obese
  • Highest prevalence in women & men over 40
  • Diet & exercise are critical
  • HORMONES also play a significant role
  • 6. Learn 5 KEY WAYS that hormones affect weight

    • Chronic stress triggers blood sugar imbalances & weight gain – belly fat in particular
    • Excesses of estrogen & cortisol inhibit thyroid function, leading to stalled weight loss
    • Chronically elevated insulin levels pave the way to Type 2 diabetes
    • Vitamin D deficiency is linked to increased abdominal fat
    • Too much estrogen relative to progesterone makes it tough to lose those last 10-20 pounds
    What is Included in the Profile?

    HORMONE BALANCE: The Key to Health

    Most hormones are produced by a group of glands known collectively as the endocrine system. Even though these glands are located in various parts of the body, they are considered one system because of their similar functions and relationship to each other.

    Hormones are secreted into the bloodstream by these glands. From there, they travel to all parts of the body playing the role of chemical messengers turning specific target tissues on or off. Because they can’t be stored in the cells, hormones do their work as they pass through and then they’re gone. As a result, hormones must be made and released at the precise time they’re needed. To keep things functioning at their best, the body must constantly fine-tune hormone release to keep levels within proper limits.

    Because of the complexity of these interactions, a hormonal imbalance rarely stems from only one type of hormone. More often, the problem involves a series of hormones that are out of balance. In addition, a disruption in the balance of hormones produced by one gland or set of glands can cause other glands or systems to dysfunction. Before you know it, you’re feeling miserable on multiple fronts.

    Estrogen Dominance

    Weight gain in hips, thighs, breasts
    High Estrogen - Low Progesterone

    Androgen Imbalance

    Loss of lean muscle / fat replaces
    Low Testosterone- Low DHEA

    Thyroid Deficiency

    Overall gain / low metabolism
    High TSH - Low T3 & T4

    Vitamin D Deficiency

    Visceral fat gain
    Low Vitamin D2 – Low Vitamin D3

    Insulin Resistance/Metabolic Syndrome

    Weight gain in abdomen
    High Insulin-High Cortisol -High HbA1c -High Stress

    Common causes of insulin resistance

    sedentary lifestyle -hormonal imbalance -obesity -poor diet -poor sleep -smoking

    Common hormone-related causes of weight gain
    often involve the following scenarios