Weight gain in Men:
Weight gain in men has a strong connection to Male Hormone Imbalance Symptoms. The relationship between weight gain and Andropause is said to have a "reversible" cause and effect relationship as weight gain can cause Male Hormone Imbalance or be the result of it. While decreasing a man's muscle mass, low testosterone will also cause his body fat to increase, particularly belly fat as men are born with more fat cells naturally occurring around the abdomen than women. More than a third of all men (38.7%) are considered overweight compared to only 26.5% of women. Another 35% of men are clinically obese. An increase in body fat enhances Male Hormonal Imbalance leading to his body changing testosterone into estrogen. It's really a vicious cycle.
The Many Causes of Weight Gain in Men Related to Hormone Imbalance
The main culprit in the relationship between testosterone and weight gain in men is once again the hormone cortisol. When cortisol levels are boosted in men as a result of several
Andropause-related symptoms, their metabolic rate decreases, their production of fat cells increases and their appetite is heightened. Weight gain naturally follows. The cycle continues and gets even worse as the additional cortisol levels continue to reduce testosterone production in males and more increased weight gain.
Male weight gain can also be caused by other medical conditions. Unhealthy levels of Human Growth Hormone (HGH) or a thyroid condition like hypothyroidism can contribute to slowing a man's metabolic rate and desire to perform physical activity. Medications, stress and a lack of sleep can also contribute to or cause male weight gain. Of course, nutrition and motivation will always play significant roles in male weight gain, but in a lot of cases, men may begin to gain weight without any unhealthy changes in diet or decrease in their amount of physical activity. For patients experiencing this, medical weight loss could be the best option.
Causes of Weight Gain in Men
Male Hormone Imbalance/Andropause
Increased Cortisol levels
Unhealthy Human Growth Hormone(HGH) Levels
Lack of Sleep
Lack of Exercise
In cases like this Male Hormone Imbalance will usually be linked to the weight gain. Bringing balance to the hormones in the male body will have a huge impact on a man's ability to lose or maintain his weight. With testosterone, cortisol, estrogen and other hormones in the male body in complete balance, weight loss for men can become a reality.
Lifestyle, nutritional and exercise changes may be a way for a man to reverse his weight gain, but for many, it may require a visit to a licensed Male Rejuvenation and Health Facility staffing qualified physicians. When you visit a NuMale medical center, our doctors can have a man’s hormone levels tested to help determine if Male Hormone Imbalance is at the root of their weight gain. Results usually come on the same visit.
Getting Tested and Treated for Male Hormone Imbalance
Weight gain caused by Male Hormone Imbalance, is testable, treatable and correctable. With treatment, weight gain can be reversed and the causes of weight gain will decrease and often disappear, allowing men to feel better about their appearance, more confident and more energetic.
At NuMale the treatment of choice is Bioidentical Testosterone Replacement Therapy. The term bioidentical means the testosterone being used will be an exact match of the hormone produced in the male body in chemical makeup and molecular structure. Bioidentical Testosterone Replacement Therapy involves putting testosterone pellets the size of a Tic-Tac under the skin. The pellets slowly dissolve, infusing hormones into the body. This therapy can usually begin the same day of the patient’s first visit after their testosterone and estrogen levels are tested. The procedure is a quick, painless in-office procedure with effects that are felt within days and results that last 5-6 months.
Taking the 1st Step
A visit to a NuMale Medical Center to consult with a qualified licensed physician is the best course of action for many men suffering with weight gain. At our facility men, along with their physician, can discuss the patient’s ongoing weight gain problems and discuss the best form of treatment to combat it. Each treatment plan will be tailored to the individual patient’s needs as no two cases are alike.
If you are a male and suffering from this or any other men's health issue and believe NuMale Medical Clinic could help, please click on the SCHEDULING tab of this website to set up an initial consultation with one of our licensed Men's Health Physicians. Appointments can also be scheduled by phone by dialing (866) 205-8262. Our experts will work with you one-on-one to determine the optimal course of treatment to correct your condition.