Weight Loss: Why Don’t I Lose Weight?

A patient with weight problems writes us:

I am 56 years old and living in the U.S. I have approximately 50 kilos overweight – and that despite long-standing diet attempts. Now I hope that your hormone program can tell me the reason why I am steadily failing in losing weight.

Comprehensive Analysis of the Current State as Starting Point

At the beginning of a weight loss a comprehensive hormone analysis has to be done, because an imbalance of the hormone status is almost always involved in heavy overweight. To reduce weight successfully and in particular sustainably balanced hormone levels have to be restored, because the human metabolism can only in this state work optimally and burn the energy supplied.

Hormones are important messenger substances, which are normally produced as needed by our body. However, there are some factors, which can influence our hormonal glands’ capacity negatively and therefore lead to an imbalance. First and foremost is the increasing age that is responsible for a continuous performance loss of our hormonal glands. Distress and an exhausting way of life can additionally accelerate this process. The results of a hormonal imbalance can manifest themselves in different ways. Besides fatigue, premature aging, and loss of libido due to an impaired metabolism overweight can occur as well.

Weight Loss with Medical Support

For this reason a medically-assisted weight loss, as it is recommended for a sustainable and healthy weight reduction, starts with analyzing the actual hormone status. A medical examination is necessary as well to rule out any diseases. On basis of the obtained hormone values an individual therapy plan tailored on the patientʼs needs can be created. Besides an administration of bioidentical hormones the weight loss will be facilitated by additional measures like sport, dietary change, and, if required, aesthetic procedures for body forming.

The special character of a Hormonal Regeneration® by DDr. Heinrich (Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, BHRT) arises from the usage of bioidentical hormones. They correspond to our bodyʼs own hormones in their chemical structure and are therefore, with adequate dosing, safe in their application. Standard hormone replacement therapies (HRT), however, make use of synthesized “hormones” (actually hormone-like drugs) with a structure that differs from our natural hormones. These have due to numerous risks already fallen into dispute and are therefore less recommendable. The duration of a Hormonal Regeneration® depends on the extent of weight loss and can be repeated if required.

Fat Cells Produce Estrogen

Sometimes it makes sense to undergo a liposuction with microcannulas prior to the actual weight loss. In doing so stubborn fat deposits are removed. Because fat cells can produce estrogen, which would promote a further fat storage in a medically-assisted weight loss, it can be recommendable to reduce the amount of fat cells by means of liposuction. The procedure takes place on an outpatient basis and is performed under local anesthesia. Thus it can be graded as very gentle and low in risk.

During a medically-assisted weight loss the patient is in frequent contact with us. This means that the therapy program can be adapted any time depending on the progress. In order to remain healthy this process can take several months until reaching the desired weight.

DDr. Heinrich, MD

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