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Testosterone for Weight Loss?

Getting too thick in the middle, and regaining weight loss are the two biggest complaint I hear from women who struggle with weight.

Although lots of hormones facto into how lean you are, we know know that your testosterone level is a very important in a variety of metabolic conditions including obesity.

Low testosterone levels are associated with increased fat mass in the abdomen (particularly central adiposity) and reduced lean mass, and this is actually more true for males than females.

There are reasons beyond just muscle building that testosterone deficiency is associated with increased fat mass. Testosterone can affect energy imbalance, impaired glucose control, reduced insulin sensitivity and elevated cholesterol.

The more obese you are the worse it it is on your testosterone levels and the worse your testosterone levels are, the more obese you get.

Male hormones, not just testosterone affect all these physiological pathways. And these physiological effects can possibly account for different regional fat depots like those in the abdomen, or organs like the liver.

For dieters, some research says that testosterone replacement therapy demonstrates beneficial effects on measures of obesity that are partially explained by both direct metabolic actions on adipose and muscle; and also potentially by increasing your ability to workout by enhancing motivation, vigour and energy allowing obese individuals to engage in more active lifestyles.

Come in and get a check on your levels and discuss whether this could be right for you.


Suzanne Trupin, MD, Board Certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist and owner of Women's Health Practice, Hada Cosmetic Medicine, and Hatha Yoga and Fitness

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