Frustrated By Unexplained
Weight Gain?
Is your weight getting harder to manage these days than it was in your twenties? You know, back when you could get away with the occasional splurge on a rich dessert without having to spend an extra hour in the gym the next day making up for it. Or more annoying yet, perhaps you've been very strict with yourself, steering clear of those desserts and sticking to a low fat, low calorie diet, only to see the numbers on the bathroom scale rise steadily anyway.
So why, when you're doing all the right things to control your weight – things that used to work – do those extra pounds keep appearing? More importantly, why won't they go away when you trim your calories and step up your daily exercise? Unexplained weight gain is a very frustrating problem and a very common one as midlife approaches, and hormonal imbalances that many of us are prone to at this time of life are often the cause of it.

Hormones, Metabolism and Weight Gain

Hormones affect a person's metabolism. When they are properly balanced, they help ensure that your metabolic rate is appropriate to maintain a healthy body weight. When they aren't properly balanced, the metabolic rate can slow, causing your body to burn calories at a slower rate, storing more of them away as body fat. The result is unexplained weight gain – which means accumulating extra pounds without any increase in calorie consumption or decrease in exercise.
During midlife, both men and women experience a natural decline in the production of sex hormones – a phase of life referred to as andropause in men and menopause in women. While some lucky people sail through these hormonal adjustments without problems, many others find them difficult, their hormones becoming unbalanced in the process, causing uncomfortable symptoms. Unexplained weight gain is among the most common of these, as are mood swings, hot flashes, fatigue, diminished sex drive and irritability.
So if you're having trouble with weight gain despite your best efforts to stay in shape, see your doctor to rule out any underlying health problems. Once you've done that, have your hormone levels tested. If hormonal imbalances or deficiencies are a problem for you, bioidentical hormone replacement can help. With natural hormone supplements, your body can be gently brought back into balance, improving hormonal symptoms like unexplained weight gain.

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Hormone Assessment

Answering these questions will help us assess your needs and how Nova Health Therapy can best serve you.

Do you suffer from hot flashes?
Do you have night sweats?
Do you notice yourself feeling more stressed, anxious and nervous?
Have you gained weight, especially in your abdomen, hips, buttocks and thighs?
Do you have trouble sleeping?
Is it getting harder to remember things?
Do you feel depressed?
Do you feel irritable, impatient or angry, without control over your emotions?
Are you experiencing painful intercourse?
Please Describe Your Symptoms