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.
Common hormone-related causes of weight gain often involve the following scenarios:
Estrogen & Progesterone Imbalances
Result in weight gain in hips and thighs, water retention & sluggish metabolism
Low Testosterone or DHEA
Lead to decreased lean muscle and increased body fat, decreased metabolic rate & abdominal obesity
Results in insomnia, anxiety, sugar cravings, feeling tired but wired & increased belly fat
Causes chronic fatigue, low energy, food and sugar cravings, poor exercise tolerance or recovery & low immune reserves
Vitamin D3 deficiency
Associated with hyperinsulinemia & increased belly fat
Leads to hypothyroidism, low metabolic rate & obesity
Indicative of insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome & abdominal obesity
Predictive of type 2 diabetes
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