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Can BioTE® Hormone Replacement Help With Weight Loss?


We all go through periods of weight fluctuation throughout our lives, though certain factors may make it difficult – if not impossible – to return to your preferred weight with diet and exercise alone. For men and women with hormonal imbalance, or those who have experienced hormone changes associated with menopause or andropause, traditional methods may not result in the desired amount (or rate) of weight loss. To help mitigate the symptoms of hormone imbalance, board-certified physician and wellness expert Dr. Lily Phillips and the award-winning team at Ageless Grace in Murrieta, CA offer the highly sought-after BioTE bioidentical hormone replacement therapy system. Discover the benefits of BioTE here, which go far beyond making it easier to shed those post-menopause pounds.


Does menopause make you gain weight?


One of the most common complaints from women approaching menopause or who have already gone through menopause is weight gain. Because hormones are responsible for so many essential functions in our bodies, a drastic shift in hormone levels can certainly have an impact on how you gain, retain, or lose weight during or after menopause. Even men struggle with weight problems during and after andropause, with a loss of muscle mass occurring simultaneously.

While menopause and andropause are normal stages of life, unexpected changes in hormone levels can also take a toll on your weight. These additional causes of hormone imbalance may include taking certain medications, an underlying condition, genetics, stress, and others.


What are the symptoms of hormonal imbalance?


Common signs and symptoms of menopause, andropause, and other hormone changes may include:

  • Weight gain

  • Hair loss/thinning hair

  • Loss of muscle mass (men)

  • Fatigue

  • Low energy level

  • Hot flashes (women)

  • Irritability

  • Mood swings

  • Low libido

  • Sexual dysfunction

  • Difficulty sleeping

If you are frustrated by weight gain and other side effects of hormonal imbalance, you may be a candidate for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy in the Temecula/Murrieta, CA area.


What is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?

Often shortened to BHRT, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is a revolutionary treatment that utilizes plant-based compounds to effectively and efficiently restore patient’s hormones to their normal physiologic range for dramatic and long-lasting symptom relief.

At Ageless Grace, Dr. Phillips is committed to providing the most current and advanced treatment systems for all patients and conditions. With this in mind, Dr. Phillips offers BioTE bioidentical hormone therapy. With BioTE’s unique pellet-based delivery system, patients receive a customized formulation of medication that is released consistently over time, resulting in steady, reliable, long-lasting results.


Will BHRT make me lose weight?


Because weight gain and weight loss resistance are two of the most common complaints regarding hormone imbalance, many patients ask whether they can expect to lose weight with hormone replacement therapy. The answer depends heavily on the cause of your weight gain. It is important for patients to keep in mind that hormone replacement therapy is not a weight-loss tool, nor is it a substitute for diet and exercise. However, if abnormal hormone levels are contributing to your inability to lose weight or an increase in weight gain, BHRT can help to restore your normal hormone levels and may make it easier to finally shed extra weight.

During your initial consultation for BHRT in Murrieta, CA, Dr. Phillips will carefully evaluate and discuss your symptoms, perform any necessary blood work to establish your current hormone levels, and determine whether BioTE may help with your weight gain and other symptoms.


Feel like yourself again – or better – with BioTE BHRT in Murrieta, CA


Hormone changes are unavoidable as we get older, but that doesn’t mean you have to suffer from hormonal symptoms forever. If you are frustrated by hormonal weight gain, you may be a candidate for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy with BioTE. To learn more about this life-changing treatment, call Ageless Grace in Murrieta, CA to schedule your one-on-one consultation with sought-after board-certified physician Dr. Lily Phillips.

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