Weight Loss with Bioidentical Hormones (BHRT)

In weight loss with bioidentical hormones hormonal imblances that often cause obesity are compensated. Once the hormonal balance has been established, weight loss is usually much easier in conjunction with a change in lifestyle. The desired weight can often be achieved and maintained in the long term.

At a Glance

  • Preliminary examinations: Extensive checks on hormonal status, further examinations depending on the patient’s state of health
  • Procedure: Medical examination and anamnesis, evaluation of preliminary findings, development of a therapy concept, ongoing entries into diet logbook (for weight loss only), regular check-ups, check-up blood tests every every 3 cycles (1 cycle = 28 days)
  • Duration of therapy: Individually dependent, mostly 3 to 6 cycles (1 cycle = 28 days)
  • Check-ups: To be arranged on an individual basis
  • Foreign patients: Check-up blood tests can be carried out in the home country

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Overweight is one of the biggest health problems of the modern Western world. Cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, joint wear and other so-called diseases of modern society go hand in hand with obesity.

We were able to diagnose a hormonal imbalance in many of our patients who suffered from being overweight. An important part of this diagnosis is the examination of the function of a certain organ, the thyroid gland. Water retention in hands, arms, etc., diet-resistant overweight and protruding eyes can be a sign of an impairment in the performance of the thyroid gland. Over the years, the lack of provision of thyroid gland hormones (T3, T4) can, in the long term, also have a negative impact on other hormone glands and can therefore cause and create a broader range of problems.

An unbalanced diet, lack of movement and other unhealthy lifestyle habits are often also causes of overweight.

Achieve Your Ideal Weight Using Bioidentical Hormones

At the beginning of the medically-assisted weight loss, your state of health is analyzed by anamnesis, physical examination and obtaining essential laboratory results. Depending on the outcome of the analysis of your “current state” we create a therapy plan which is tailor-made to your individual situation and personal aims.

Starting with a consistent diet change and more regular physical activity, success is often achieved very quickly by restoring the hormonal balance, leading to the motivation to continue. The desired weight can not only be achieved, but it can also often be maintained in the long-term. The infamous yoyo effect, this being the quick weight gain after a successful diet within a short time, can only be avoided through a permanent change in one’s lifestyle habits.

If certain problem zones are of concern in addition to the general problems related to being overweight, then liposuction on these specific areas prior to the weight loss therapy would be advisable. The female hormone estrogen can facilitate an easier accumulation of fat in the stomach and hip areas. This, in turn, can cause a vicious cycle of gaining weight and storing body fat.

Liposuction before the initiation of the actual weight loss therapy can reduce the risk of excess skin formation, which may sometimes accompany rapid or massive weight loss. Additionally liposuction prior to the onset of weight loss can also assist in the regression of the tissue after the weight loss. For this reason, the following is particularly important: If liposuction is envisaged, then it must take place before, not after the weight loss.

A medically-assisted weight loss therapy usually takes a few months. During the entire treatment period you keep diet logbook and are also in close contact with us. Your consistent participation is essential for a successful treatment.

Patients who suffer from severe overweight (the medical terms for this are obesity or adiposity) often require more invasive treatments that are not offered by us (e.g., stomach reduction) and also concomitant psychological treatment.

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