Hormone for Weight Loss

Our medical weight loss clinic can perform hormone testing for weight loss and figure out the best hormone replacement for weight loss and optimization. We also can recommend hormone balancing supplements for weight management in addition to medications and injections to assist you in losing weight.

Hormone for Weight Loss

Hormone Testing For Weight Loss

 

The reality is that weight loss is far more complex than just “calories in, calories out.” Our hormones play a huge role in regulating our metabolism, appetite, fat storage, and more. When our hormones are out of balance, they can undermine even our best efforts to lose weight.

 

The hormones produced by our adrenal glands, thyroid, and pancreas work together to maintain metabolic equilibrium. Disruptions can slow metabolism, increase hunger and cravings, and promote fat accumulation rather than burning. Bringing our hormones back into balance and optimizing them for weight loss can be the missing link for finally losing weight sustainably.

 

Recent advances in integrative hormone treatments offer new hope for frustrated dieters through customized plans that regulate fat-storing and hunger hormones. Getting tested and understanding your hormonal profile is key to developing an effective strategy targeting the root physiological causes behind the scale going nowhere but up.

 

Read on to learn how hormone therapies may provide that long-awaited breakthrough and help you win the battle of the bulge once and for all. At Weight Loss Clinic LA, we prioritize your well-being through personalized and comprehensive care. Dr. David Nazarian and our dedicated team in Beverly Hills offer cutting-edge hormone therapy to help you achieve your weight loss goals effectively and safely.

 

The Role of Hormones in Weight Loss

Hormones help control appetite and satiety signals, metabolic rate, glucose regulation, and distribution of fat tissue. Getting a better understanding of how these hormones work can provide insights into why losing weight can be such an uphill battle.

Some of the main hormones that impact weight loss efforts are:

Insulin

This hormone is essential for shuttling glucose out of the bloodstream and into cells for energy. However, chronically high insulin levels promote fat storage, particularly around the belly. Insulin resistance is also tied to obesity and difficulty losing weight [1].

Leptin

Produced by fat cells, leptin suppresses appetite and communicates satiety to the brain after eating. People struggling with obesity often develop leptin resistance, undermining the hormone signals of fullness and continuing to drive overeating [2].

Ghrelin

Ghrelin communicates hunger signals, triggering us to seek out and consume food. Dieters struggling with cravings often have excessive ghrelin production, making sticking to portion-controlled meals a constant struggle [3].

Cortisol

This primary stress hormone causes fat storage around the midsection when elevated over long periods of time. Chronically high cortisol disrupts sleep, metabolic rate, and blood sugar regulation – all factors that sabotage weight loss [4].

 

Hormones and Metabolism

 

At its core, losing weight requires burning more calories than you consume. This makes your resting metabolic rate – the number of calories your body uses for basic functions – significant for weight loss efforts. And what determines metabolic rate? Hormones play a major regulatory role.

 

The thyroid gland produces two key hormones, triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4), that enormously impact metabolism. These hormones regulate the basal metabolic rate and help control how efficiently food is converted into energy versus stored as fat.

 

When thyroid hormone levels are low (a condition called hypothyroidism), metabolism slows down. This can cause unexplained weight gain, fatigue, cold sensitivity, and other symptoms.

Other hormones like growth hormone and testosterone also help maintain lean muscle mass and an efficient metabolism. Age-related declines in these hormones cause many people to notice it becomes much harder to lose weight as they get older.

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Best Hormone Replacement For Weight Loss

Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) Injections

hCG mimics the hormone produced during pregnancy, signaling the body to tap into abnormal fat stores. The hCG protocol combines very low-calorie dieting with hCG injections or sublingual tablets. Done under medical supervision for 3-6 weeks, patients can experience rapid weight loss and reduced hunger.

Thyroid Hormone Therapy

Since thyroid hormones T3 and T4 strongly stimulate metabolism, deficiencies slow efforts to burn fat. Correcting low thyroid function with bioidentical hormones like levothyroxine or liothyronine can raise metabolic rate while improving energy, body temperature regulation, and more.

Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT)

Low testosterone in both men and women is linked to increased belly fat and difficulty building lean muscle. Testosterone therapy helps boost muscle growth, supporting an efficient metabolism while regulating the distribution of fat tissue.

Bioidentical Hormone Therapy

Bioidentical hormones have the same molecular structure as hormones produced in the body. Custom-compounded treatment plans address deficiencies in hormones like DHEA, melatonin, GH, and more. Restoring balance in the interconnected hormone network enhances overall metabolic function.

Benefits of Hormone Therapy for Weight Loss

Benefits of Hormone Therapy for Weight Loss

Accelerated Fat Burning

Optimization of fat-burning hormones gives your metabolism the missing boost it needs to start efficiently converting excess fat stores into energy. Patients dropping weight quickly often overcome the motivation issues stalled progress can cause.

Reduced Cravings

Imbalances in hunger-regulating hormones like ghrelin, insulin, and leptin often leave dieters constantly hungry. Getting these hormones rebalanced restores normal signals for satiety. When biological hunger cues are put in check, resisting cravings becomes much easier.

Optimized Energy Levels

Excess weight strains the body, often causing hormonal shifts that result in fatigue, difficulty concentrating, and disruptions to sleep quality – further undermining weight goals. Restoring regulation instills lasting energy improvements.

Facilitates Weight Loss in Menopausal Women

Research shows combining multiple types of bioidentical hormone therapy not only helps prevent weight gain but can spur further weight loss over time.

A study found that patients receiving combination treatment for 3 months benefited in multiple ways. Their bodies had an increased ability to “burn” fat for fuel. Hormone regulation of blood sugar, cholesterol, and triglycerides also improved. The resting metabolic rate was boosted as well [5].

 

Hormone Treatments For Weight Loss

GLP-1 Receptor Agonists

GLP-1 receptor agonists imitate the hormone GLP-1, leading to enhanced insulin release, slower food absorption, suppressed glucagon output, and appetite reduction – together resulting in lower blood sugar levels.

For obese and overweight individuals struggling with excess weight, both with and without diabetes, select GLP-1 receptor agonists represent sensible medical options that can promote clinically significant weight reduction and maintenance [6]. This is achieved through their combined mechanisms of glucose control, glucagon inhibition, delayed gastric motility, and induced feelings of fullness that translate into sustained appetite control.

Glucose-Dependent Insulinotropic Polypeptide (GIP)

GLP-1 and GIP are two gut peptides that amplify insulin secretion when nutrients are taken orally rather than intravenously. However, GLP-1 also reduces appetite food intake and improves glucose regulation in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2DM), while GIP does not appear to share these beneficial effects and may even promote obesity.

Yet recently, chimeric peptides that can activate both the GLP-1 and GIP receptors have shown remarkable efficacy for weight loss and glucose control in obese T2DM patients. Additionally, GIP receptor antagonists have been found to reduce or prevent weight gain in animal models [7].

Ozempic

Ozempic mimics the effects of GLP-1, an appetite-regulating hormone. By activating GLP-1 receptors, Ozempic suppresses appetite and promotes feelings of fullness and satiety. This typically leads to reduced food intake and calorie restriction. Ozempic also slows the rate at which food empties from the stomach into the intestines. This prolongs the feeling of fullness after eating, further curbing appetite and calorie intake.

Ozempic can lower blood sugar and improve how the body handles insulin. This may have secondary effects on weight regulation. Poor blood sugar control is linked to increased calorie intake and fat storage.

Research indicates that pairing Semaglutide treatment with lifestyle modification leads to greater weight reduction outcomes.

Wegovy 

Wegovy is an injectable prescription medication for chronic weight management in obese or significantly overweight adults who cannot lose sufficient weight through diet, exercise, and other lifestyle interventions alone. Its active ingredient, semaglutide, belongs to the GLP-1 receptor agonist class of drugs that mimic the appetite-regulating hormone GLP-1 in the brain.

By activating specific receptors, Wegovy triggers increased feelings of fullness and reduced hunger. These effects lead to decreasing caloric intake and subsequent weight reduction. Its mechanisms provide sustained appetite control rather than short-term dietary compliance.

Due to its effectiveness, the FDA has approved Wegovy for chronic weight management in adults with obesity or overweight and at least one weight-related condition. 

Mounjaro

Mounjaro is a new diabetes drug that is quickly gaining attention for its potential to help people with obesity lose weight 1. It works by targeting two hormones: GLP-1, a hormone released from your digestive tract that helps lower blood sugar and promotes a feeling of fullness, and glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide, a hormone that stimulates the release of insulin.

 Mounjaro helps with weight loss by decreasing food intake and slowing down how fast food travels through your digestive tract, which may help you feel fuller for a longer period and reduce how much food you eat.

In one study of more than 2,500 adults with obesity, people taking 5 milligrams of Mounjaro for 72 weeks (about a year and a half) lost 15% of their body weight on average [8].

 

Why Choose Weight Loss Clinic LA for Hormone Therapy?

 

At Weight Loss Clinic LA, we recognize that hormonal balance is the key to overall wellness and effective weight management. That’s why patients throughout Los Angeles and beyond select our practice for their hormone optimization needs.

Under the direction of Dr. David Nazarian, our clinicians have years of expertise, specifically in age management, regenerative therapies, and precision hormone protocols. Dr. Nazarian stays on the leading edge of advancements in this rapidly evolving field through constant professional development and close relationships with top medical researchers.

We provide fully individualized testing, assessments, and treatment plans tailored to your unique biochemical needs for optimal results. Our comprehensive functional medicine approach addresses the root causes of imbalances, not just symptoms.

At Weight Loss Clinic LA, your health matters more than anything else. Contact us today to discover why we are the top choice for customized vitality solutions.

Hormone for Weight Loss Near Me

Weight Loss Clinic LA offers the best medical weight loss program near me in Beverly Hills but can also come to your home or office throughout the Los Angeles area. We serve patients near Beverly Hills, Bel Air, West Hollywood, Santa Monica, West Los Angeles, Culver City, Hollywood, Venice, Marina del Rey, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Downtown Los Angeles, Encino, Woodland Hills, Sherman Oaks, Calabasas, Burbank, Glendale, Hidden Hills, Agoura Hills, Northridge, North Hollywood, Topanga, Canoga Park, Reseda, Valley Glen, Chatsworth, West Hills, Winnetka, Universal City, Silverlake, Echo Park, and many more.

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