Study shows influence of the hormone triiodothyronine (T3) on weight loss
Vienna (2017-05-17) — There are already more overweight than underweight people worldwide. People affected by overweight and obesity often suffer from osteoarthritis, arteriosclerosis, and diabetes due to years of overloading the body. Attempts to reach and maintain the ideal weight usually fail because the lost kilos come back quickly. Now, Portuguese scientists have found a factor that has a major influence on the success of weight loss – the thyroid hormone triiodothyronine, or T3 for short.
“Hormones are the body’s own messengers, which are responsible for the human metabolism and therefore influence the body weight,” says DDr. Karl-Georg Heinrich, physician from Vienna who is active in the field of aesthetic and regenerative medicine. “The use of bioidentical thyroid hormones in the therapy of resistant overweight therefore proposes itself.” In his Clinic DDr. Heinrich® patients are supported in losing weight by individually customized therapies.
In the Portuguese study 649 patients with morbid obesity participated who, for this reason, previously underwent a surgical procedure. The scientists noticed that patients with good thyroid function, i.e., higher T3 levels, had lost significantly more weight after the surgery than the participants with lower T3 levels in the blood. A sufficient supply of the body with the thyroid hormone could therefore promote weight loss.
As the first step of medically-supported weight loss in the Clinic DDr. Heinrich® the patient’s current hormone status is assessed. In the course of therapy, missing hormones, including T3, are administered in bioidentical form (Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, BHRT). Bioidentical hormones resemble human hormones in their structure. “Overweight is often the result of a thyroid problem. Taking the underlying thyroid disease into account is essential for a successful weight loss,” explains DDr. Heinrich.
As soon as the hormonal balance is restored by bioidentical hormones, attaining and maintaining the ideal weight with targeted dietary measures and changes of lifestyle habits usually become much easier. In stubborn problem zones, liposuction with microcannulas can be recommendable prior to the actual weight loss.
Hormonal balance rogether with a healthy T3 level does not only help with losing weight. Because hormones affect our entire body, treatment with bioidentical hormones can also help to improve overall well-being, increase performance, and rejuvenate the skin.
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