Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic Syndrome and Hormone Balance

Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions that increase the risk of abnormal heart conditions, stroke, and elevated blood sugar. Some studies show that metabolic syndrome may sometimes be caused by an imbalance in a woman’s hormones. If someone suspects their metabolic syndrome is being caused by a hormone imbalance, BioTE® Medical’s method of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy may help provide relief.

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What Is Metabolic Syndrome?

Metabolic syndrome is a combination of traits that increase the likelihood of abnormal heart conditions or elevated blood sugar levels. These traits include high triglycerides, high blood pressure, and obesity. BioTE Medical’s method of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, or BHRT, for women may help relieve these symptoms and may restore health.

What Kind of Obesity Is Implicated in Metabolic Syndrome?

Obesity stemming from metabolic syndrome (indicated by a large waist circumference) is the most common type of obesity. Hormonal imbalance, particularly in the form of excessive estrogen production, can be a large contributor to metabolic syndrome. This type of obesity can affect a woman’s physical and emotional health in numerous ways, including putting her at greater risk of an unhealthy heart. The BioTE method of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy has helped numerous women restore their hormone balance and may support the treatment of obesity caused by metabolic syndrome.

What Are the Symptoms of Metabolic Syndrome?

Metabolic syndrome shows very few early symptoms, outside of obesity. Common indicators of more advanced metabolic syndrome include high blood pressure and elevated blood sugar. If someone is displaying any of these symptoms, they should speak to a certified BioTE provider and learn about their options.

What Are Self-Directed Treatments for Metabolic Syndrome?

Most lifestyle changes are ineffective at fighting metabolic syndrome; however, changes like anti-diabetic medication, quitting smoking, blood glucose monitoring, modifying diet, and physical exercise can aid in the self-care of metabolic syndrome for women. Plant-based diets have also been shown to help keep metabolic syndrome under control. But if these aren’t enough, learning more about the BioTE method of hormone replacement therapy for women may help. The method of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy BioTE providers use may be able to balance hormones and help provide relief for metabolic syndrome symptoms.

What Is BHRT?

A wide variety of issues brought about by hormonal imbalances in women may be relieved with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, also known as BHRT. BHRT is different from traditional hormone replacement therapy because the hormones used in BHRT are chemically identical to those produced by the human body. BHRT may be an effective form of metabolic syndrome relief for women.

How Can Balanced Hormones Help Minimize the Effects of Metabolic Syndrome?

While unbalanced hormones and metabolic syndrome can cause weight gain, BHRT may be able to assist patients in reducing extreme weight gain by balancing hormone levels within the body. BioTE Medical’s method of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy may useful for relief of metabolic syndrome symptoms.