It may be perfectly right that in the “Nutrition Survey” excess weight is associated with the educational background. However, a major cause has been ignored: Hormonal imbalances. If a person is overweight, in most cases too much or too little of individual hormones is produced. Although the original cause for this imbalance can often be found in one’s heating habits, this imbalance often makes efforts to lose weight by dieting alone little successful.
In men, a lack of hormones – specifically an underproduction of growth hormones – becomes manifest in the typical “love handles” being detrimental to a person’s attractiveness from the age of 40. In women, the lack of progesterone may be the reason why they become more and more voluptuous mainly around their belly and breasts from the age of 40.
Many people find it difficult to lose weight because they produce relatively too much cortisol or too little thyroid hormone. Hormonal imbalances often start with pregnancy, when women find it less difficult to lose weight than before.
After detailed analysis of the hormonal level, a treatment with bioidentical hormones is a possibility to regain the body’s balance and facilitate sustained weight reduction. This must of course be complemented by a customised diet with a reduced intake of carbohydrates, as well as adequate exercise!
DDr. Heinrich, MD