We offer various options to assist you in weight management:
- HCG Weight Loss
- Hormone Optimization
- Chemical blocks in metabolism
- Dietary assessment
- Medically supervised meal replacement
- Exercise prescription
- Neurotransmitter balancing to reduce cravings
- Stress Reduction
Why does aging cause weight gain?
Aging is often associated with a progressive increase in weight due to loss of hormones, loss of nutrients, insomnia, increasing insulin levels, inactivity and increasing cortisol levels all leading to a slower metabolism.
There is a strong connection with the loss of hormones in men and women contributing to the midlife expanding waistline.
Estradiol has a direct effect on metabolic rate. As estradiol falls and estrone increases, women will begin to gain fat around their mid section.
Testosterone in men and women affect the ability to build muscle. As levels fall, the ratio of lean muscle to fat decreases resulting in a lower metabolic rate.
Cortisol, the stress hormone, remodels the shape of the body. It stores fat around the mid section as if it is preparing for a battle that never comes.
Thyroid has profound effects on metabolism. It is quite common to see changes in thyroid hormones as we age.
Growth Hormone replacement in elderly men have shown decreases in body fat by 14% and in women 8%. The FDA approves Growth Hormone for Adult Growth Hormone Deficiency Disorder.
Obesity increases the risk for all age related diseases including Alzheimer’s, heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and cancer. Fat cells are known to increase inflammation, a major component associated with most diseases.
How can Sarasota Wellness & Internal Medicine help?
Our best in class program will balance your hormones, determine your resting metabolic rate, thus the number of calories required to lose weight. We will come up with a very specific eating plan that works with your lifestyle.
In addition, our physical trainer will develop a customized exercise program to assist in accomplishing each of our patients weightloss goals.