Weight cycling” is the process of losing weight and gaining it back over and over with a diet that just isn’t nutritious. If you’re stuck in a weight cycle trying to lose weight, medical weight loss with Mustafa Ahmed, MD, at Southern Nevada Bariatrics is a great way to get on track to forming healthy, sustainable habits. To book your medical weight-loss consultation, call the Las Vegas clinic or use the convenient online scheduling tool today.
What is hormone therapy?
Hormone therapy is a treatment that you can get to make up for the hormone loss or imbalances that occur as you age, specifically during menopause or andropause (male menopause).
Hormone therapy can also be added to your treatment plan to speed your metabolism and ultimately help you lose weight.
Southern Nevada Bariatrics offers two types of hormone therapy using natural hormones derived from plants:
Pellet implants are placed under your skin and release hormones slowly but consistently for three to six months. They eliminate the need for a daily oral dose that can cause fluctuations throughout the day.
Not keen on having a pellet under your skin for weeks at a time? You can return to the clinic for weekly hormone injections instead. This method isn’t as effective in maintaining consistent hormone levels but is still a great option for some patients.
How can I tell if I need hormone therapy?
Your body sends you some signals if you have a hormone imbalance, but they aren’t always easy to identify or attribute to hormones.
Hormone imbalances cause:
- Low energy
- Low sex drive
- Tiredness or fatigue
- A loss of muscle strength
- Difficulty sleeping
- Foggy thinking or memory
- Mood problems, such as depression and anxiety
- Trouble losing weight despite following your weight-loss plan
When you arrive at Southern Nevada Bariatrics for treatment, the team gives you a blood test to evaluate your hormone levels and find out what you need. Then, they create an appropriate hormone therapy plan to account for any deviations.
Am I a good candidate for hormone therapy?
Hormone therapy is a fantastic option to keep you feeling like yourself during the drastic changes of menopause or andropause, but it isn’t the best choice for everyone.
You are a candidate if:
- Your blood pressure is within a normal range for your age
- Your symptoms are severe
- Menopause or andropause started before age 40
- You’re generally healthy
The team at Southern Nevada Bariatrics evaluates your medical history, symptoms, and overall health to decide if hormone therapy is right for you. They help you find other suitable treatments for your symptoms if hormone therapy isn’t your best option.
If the symptoms of menopause or andropause affect your daily life or relationships, call Southern Nevada Bariatrics or book an appointment online to learn more about hormone therapy today.