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Hormone Therapy For Weight Loss

Dr. Moma provides expert bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) to patients with diagnosed hormone deficiencies – imbalances that can cause a host of negative health effects, including weight gain.

Let's explore what bioidentical hormones are and what the science says about how they foster healthy weight loss.

What are bioidentical hormones?

Just like the name suggests, bioidentical hormones are identical to the hormones your body naturally produces in both form and function.

Lab technicians synthesize the bioidentical hormones used in therapy with plant estrogens.

The bioidentical hormones that Dr. Moma uses with her patients to optimize their weight loss results are testosterone, estrogen, and progesterone.

How do bioidentical hormones in therapy promote healthy weight loss?

Numerous studies have confirmed that bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) produces greater weight loss in patients by boosting metabolism (the rate at which your body processes and burns stored energy for fuel).

In the context of body fat, bioidentical hormones result in fat cells burned at higher rates –- a physiological process called "lipid oxidation":

"Combined hormone replacement therapy not only prevented weight-gain, but favored weight-loss by significantly increasing lipid oxidation after 3 months of treatment. It also favourably influenced the insulin response, plasma lipids and energy expenditure."

Metabolic syndrome, menopause and bioidentical hormone therapy

Hormone imbalances can cause a condition called metabolic syndrome – an extremely serious health issue that is increasingly common among Americans. It is implicated in the development of numerous chronic illnesses and is strongly associated in many cases to hormone imbalance, particularly among menopausal women and other aging adults.

The Journal of the American Medical Association estimates that 36% of the American population suffers from metabolic syndrome.

The criteria for making a metabolic syndrome diagnosis are the clinical presentation of at least 3 of the following 5 conditions:

The symptoms of metabolic syndrome can include:

If you have any combination of the above symptoms, chances are high that you may have diagnosable metabolic syndrome.

Research shows that a special type of hormone therapy called menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) has beneficial impacts on metabolic health in patients with metabolic syndrome, resulting in potential weight loss. 

Why are bioidentical hormones superior to other hormones commonly used in therapy?

Here are the key advantages to utilizing bioidentical hormones over other commonly marketed synthetic hormones:

What are the other health benefits of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy besides weight loss?

In addition to weight loss, the benefits of BHRT include:

How does bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) work?

Traditional hormone replacement therapy (HRT) refers to the supplementation of natural hormones using lab-produced synthetic analogs of human hormones.

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) refers to the replacement of hormones using bioidentical hormones.

For maximum convenience, effectiveness and use of use, Dr. Moma predominately relies on bioidentical hormone "pellets" – tiny packets the size of a grain of rice inserted subcutaneously (under the skin).

Dr. Moma also provides bioidentical hormone patches in some cases.

Contact Dr. Moma for expert weight loss therapy with hormone therapy

Dr. Moma has utilized her clinical expertise to help hundreds of patients slim down and feel decades younger with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.

To learn more or to get started today, don't hesitate to contact Dr. Sylvienash Moma, DNP.

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