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What Men Need to Know About Weight Gain

August 27th, 2014

Losing weight isn’t always as easy as eating less and exercising more you may need hormone replacement therapy.

In your 20s, it seemed like you could eat whatever you wanted and never gain an ounce. Now, it seems that no matter what you do you just can’t seem to melt away that stubborn spare tire of fat around your middle! This problem is a common one for men going through andropause. It can make you feel old and unsexy and even affect your health. The good news is that Renew Man™ can help support your efforts to lose weight with expert hormone replacement therapy.

Weight Gain Isn’t Just an Aesthetic Problem

It is important to realize that the desire to lose weight isn’t just about vanity. It’s also about promoting your overall health and quality of life. For men going through andropause, carrying around excess weight, especially belly fat can actually be very dangerous. This fat contains an enzyme called aromatase, which converts testosterone to estrogen. This process is hazardous to your health in two ways. First, it can exacerbate problems associated with low testosterone and rob you of the cardio-protective benefits of healthy testosterone, increasing your risk of heart problems. Secondly, when men have too much estrogen in their system, they not only develop problems like low sex drive, swollen breasts, and sore nipples, but also put their prostate health at risk. Excess estrogen has been proven to increase the risk of prostate cancer.

Your Diet May Not Be to Blame

According to new research from Stanford University Medical Center, America’s obesity epidemic is being driven more by inactivity than by diet. Based on national survey results from 1988 to 2010, men are almost 4 times as likely to be physically inactive today as they were at the tail end of the 80s, but their overall caloric intake hasn’t really changed. Naturally, the result of eating the same but exercising less is weight gain. What if you have kept up the same diet and exercise plan since your 20s but now you’re suddenly gaining weight? The problem isn’t your diet or your activity level it’s your metabolism. As men age, they begin to experience hormonal decline, which interferes with how their body uses calories. It becomes more difficult to build muscle and they may experience flagging energy levels as well.

Get Help to Shed the Pounds

The good news is that if your weight gain has a hormonal cause, you can seek a hormonal solution that will greatly improve the effectiveness of your diet and exercise efforts. At Renew Man™ , we can test your hormone levels to determine which ones are out of whack. Then, we will provide safe and effective treatments to balance those hormones and improve your metabolism. We can also provide guidance with nutritional choices and personal training if needed.

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