Whether you’re working at weight loss for your health, appearance, or both, it may seem like an impossible hill to climb. That’s especially true if you’re doing everything right and still not seeing a downward trend on the scale.
Mustafa Ahmed, MD is a gifted bariatric surgeon who has dedicated his extensive medical career to helping individuals convert their dream of losing weight into reality. He leads the team here at Southern Nevada Bariatrics in Las Vegas, where we create individualized weight-loss plans that are focused on your needs and circumstances.
One of the medically supervised therapies we offer is based on balancing hormones that are often critical to weight loss.
What is hormone therapy?
Here at Southern Nevada Bariatrics, we offer a couple of forms of hormone therapy that aid men and women in achieving their weight-loss goals:pellet implants and injection therapy.
Placed out of sight just under your skin, these tiny pellets offer a consistent release of hormones for three to six months. It’s a convenient way to get a steady dose of balanced hormones without having to remember a daily pill.
For those who prefer a different way, we also offer weekly hormone injections that take the place of pellets.
Both methods help overcome hormonal imbalances that are often linked to menopause and andropause (male menopause). The goal with hormone therapy is to help reset your metabolism so that you can lose weight.
Who should consider hormone therapy?
It’s not for everyone, but if you’re following your weight-loss program and exercise plan faithfully but not seeing results, you may be a candidate for hormone therapy.
You may have other symptoms that indicate hormonal imbalances are playing a role, including:
- Decreased energy
- Unexplained fatigue
- Declining libido (sex drive)
- Problems sleeping
- Loss of muscle mass and strength
- Thinning or brittle hair
- Mood changes, such as irritability, anxiety, or depression
- Difficulty concentrating
Before recommending or initiating hormone therapy, Dr. Ahmed completes a thorough evaluation that includes an extensive discussion about how hormone treatments may help in your weight-loss efforts when combined with other successful strategies.
Is hormone therapy enough to help me meet my weight-loss goal?
Our strategy at Southern Nevada Bariatrics is so successful because we take a comprehensive approach to weight loss, which includes a medically supervised program that helps you maintain good health and energy as you shed the excess pounds. Our plan also helps ensure that you lose fast enough to keep you motivated.
Depending on your circumstances, Dr. Ahmed might recommend:
- Nutritional guidance and support, including menu planning and shopping tips
- Weekly support meetings to monitor your progress and encourage your efforts
- Help with designing an exercise program that you enjoy
- Practical tips and ongoing support for maintaining your weight loss
- Treatment for weight-related conditions such as diabetes
- Weight-loss surgery
Regardless of what’s interfering with your weight-loss plans, Dr. Ahmed can create a program that’s tailored to suit your circumstances and goals. His ultimate objective is your good health, which includes the increased self-confidence and other emotional benefits associated with reaching and maintaining your “ideal” weight.
Whether it’s just a few pounds or more than 100, we can help you achieve your weight-loss goals. Schedule a visit at Southern Nevada Bariatrics today.