Weight Loss

Hormone Replacement Therapy located in Sarasota, FL

Weight Loss

Weight Loss services offered in Sarasota, FL

Weight loss doesn’t always come easily: You might gain weight or struggle to lose it because of a hormone imbalance you don’t realize you have. At the Center for Youthful Aging in Sarasota, Florida, Thomas Arne, Jr., DOC, FACC, provides hormone testing and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to help with hormone-related weight gain. Call the Center for Youthful Aging or schedule a weight loss consultation online today.

Weight Loss Q & A

What is weight loss?

Weight loss generally refers to minimizing fat cells in your body, usually by going into a calorie deficit. This means you use more calories during everyday activities and exercise than you consume as food. 

If you’re overweight or obese, losing weight can help you manage weight-related conditions you already have or prevent them from developing in the first place. Healthy, controlled weight loss can lower your risk for:

  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Heart attack
  • Certain cancers
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • High cholesterol

At the Center for Youthful Aging, Dr. Arne helps you optimize your hormones to manage your weight and restore your metabolism. 

Why is weight loss difficult?

Weight loss isn’t always as simple as it sounds. Even if you’re dedicated to a balanced diet and get exercise, you might struggle to lose even a small amount of weight. Sometimes, this is because of a hormone imbalance.

Your body relies on many hormones to keep the metabolism cycle going, which converts the nutrients from your food into energy. When your hormones are in balance, your metabolism is faster than otherwise. 

How can I lose weight?

Dr. Arne can optimize your hormones at the Center for Youthful Aging with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). Taking hormone replacement therapy prevents additional weight gain and restores your metabolism. 

Before you go through treatment, Dr. Arne evaluates your hormones using a blood test to identify any imbalances. Hormone imbalances involving estrogen, thyroid hormone, and adrenal hormones can all lead to weight gain. 

Typically, Dr. Arne administers hormones with bioidentical hormone pellets. Pellets are implanted under your skin and take about 4-6 weeks to take effect. They release hormones into your bloodstream at a steady, gradual rate. 

Alongside hormone replacement therapy, eat a balanced diet and get plenty of exercise. Dr. Arne might have additional tips for your weight loss based on your lifestyle, like minimizing alcoholic beverages or taking nutraceuticals, which are available at the Center for Youthful Aging. 

To find out if hormone replacement therapy can help with your weight loss, call the Center for Youthful Aging or schedule an appointment online today.