Dr. Dawn Ericsson, M.D.

Dr. E’s Women’s Health Update: Testosterone Therapy for Weight Loss in Women
A new option to help support sustainable weight management.

Hello friends, 

If you are like many women and struggle to maintain a healthy weight, I have a surprise for you. One of the weight loss treatment options we employ for some women here at Age Rejuvenation is testosterone therapy. 

Did you think testosterone is only a male hormone? It is also present (in smaller amounts) in women and plays a role in various physiological functions, including weight management. Testosterone therapy in women has been a subject of research and discussion, particularly in the context of various health conditions and hormone imbalances. Here’s how testosterone therapy in women might potentially impact weight management. 

Muscle mass and metabolism:
Testosterone can help promote the growth of lean muscle mass and potentially enhance metabolism. Increased muscle mass can lead to a higher metabolic rate, which may contribute to the burning of more calories, thus potentially aiding in weight management.
Fat distribution:
Testosterone therapy might influence fat distribution in the body, potentially leading to a reduction in overall body fat. Some studies suggest that testosterone may play a role in reducing visceral fat, the type of fat that accumulates around the organs and is associated with an increased risk of metabolic disorders.
Energy levels and physical activity:
Testosterone therapy might contribute to increased energy levels and improved physical performance, which can lead to a more active lifestyle. Regular physical activity can have a positive impact on weight management and overall health.
Hormonal balance:
Testosterone therapy may help in restoring hormonal balance in women with testosterone deficiency or hormonal imbalances. By addressing these imbalances, it might indirectly contribute to weight management in individuals where hormonal issues are a contributing factor to weight gain.

If you are having a hard time with weight management, testosterone therapy may be an option to support your effort. But it is essential that you consult with a healthcare professional before embarking on any medically supported weight loss journey

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