Hormone Replacement Therapy and Weight Loss

Weight loss isn’t easy; it requires more than just counting calories and exercising. Many people have tried losing weight by following all kinds of food programs, fad diets, and supplement regimens, most of which turn out to be sorely disappointing. 

If you’ve tried losing weight only to watch the numbers on the scale not budge (or even go up), there’s an important piece of information you need to know: Many times, weight loss failure is not your fault.

Many factors come into play when it comes to losing weight, and several of them are out of your control. However, the good news is that there are still many key factors that are well within your control. 

Hormone Replacement Therapy for Weight Loss

One of the most significant factors that can impact a person’s weight loss is their hormones — specifically, hormone deficiencies and imbalances. Hormone levels can have a profound effect on how a person sleeps, eats, and feels every day.

How Hormones Affect Weight

As people age, the levels of certain hormones in the body decrease. In women, levels of estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone can plummet. These hormones help regulate body weight and metabolism. Women may notice increased weight gain around their thighs, hips, and abdomen.

As men age, testosterone levels can decrease. This is another hormone that can have a significant impact on the ability to lose weight. As testosterone levels decrease, men can feel lethargic and may notice an increased appetite, both of which make weight loss more difficult.

Although testosterone is considered to be a male sex hormone, it’s also vital to women for health and wellness because it helps balance estrogen. When testosterone levels in women decrease, they can gain excess weight just as men can.

Hormone changes can affect several aspects of a person’s ability to control their weight, including the following:

  • Appetite
  • Energy level
  • Metabolic rate

In addition, hormone imbalances can cause a wide variety of other physical and psychological symptoms.

Symptoms of Hormone Deficiencies in Men and Women

Some of the most common symptoms of a hormone deficiency are weight gain and increased difficulty losing weight. Additional symptoms of hormone imbalances include:

  • Mood swings
  • Difficulty maintaining a comfortable body temperature (hot flashes)
  • Diminished sex drive
  • Painful and stiff joints
  • More noticeable fatigue
  • Lack of energy
  • Trouble getting quality sleep
  • Irregular digestive symptoms
  • Loss of muscle tone
  • Bone density loss
  • Thinning hair and hair loss

Because hormone levels can have an impact on your ability to lose weight, you might be doing everything right and still need extra help. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can reduce or eliminate symptoms associated with hormone deficiencies, including weight gain and the inability to lose weight.

The Benefits of Hormone Replacement Therapy

There are many benefits a person can enjoy from hormone replacement therapy in addition to getting weight loss back in gear. Some of these benefits may include:

  • More balanced moods
  • More and higher quality sleep
  • Fewer hot flashes and night sweats
  • Less joint pain and stiffness
  • A boost in energy
  • Increased libido
  • More consistent digestion
  • Increased ability to control weight
  • Enhanced overall quality of life
Many men and women mistakenly assume that they have to accept a decline in hormone levels as a part of aging. However, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy for weight loss can make up for this deficiency with hormones that are structurally and chemically identical to the hormones your body naturally makes.

Hormone Replacement Therapy for Weight Loss: Options

4Ever Young Anti-aging Solutions offers three options for hormone replacement therapy: topical creams, oral pills, and pellets. Which option is right for you will depend on many things, so we’ll work with you to devise a unique treatment plan customized to your specific needs. 

Topical Creams

Creams are an excellent option for women who want a completely non-invasive therapy regimen. Estrogen and progesterone creams are easy to use and transport hormones to the body through the layers of skin before they are absorbed into the bloodstream. 

Creams are not processed through the liver, so people who have liver problems may find this method of treatment ideal. Dosing must be exact, and application must be carefully administered to avoid over- or under-dosing, but don’t worry — our team will make sure you know exactly how to apply the cream.

Oral Pills

If you’ve ever taken birth control pills, hormone replacement therapy pills work in much the same way. Some pills contain combinations of estrogen and progesterone, and others contain only progesterone. 

Oral pills are processed through the liver, so dosages are much higher than with a cream. If your liver is compromised or you find you don’t tolerate these higher doses well, topical creams may be a good option for you.


Testosterone replacement therapy is done with a tiny pellet called the 4Ever Pearl. This pellet is smaller than a grain of rice and is inserted into the hip area, where it steadily releases testosterone over several months. 

When the hormone has been depleted, the body metabolizes the pellet, and a new one can be inserted. The 4Ever Pearl is an excellent “set it and forget it” option for men and women who want hormone replacement therapy with minimal fuss.

Hormone Replacement Therapy for Weight Loss in Boca Raton, FL

If you’re interested in learning more about how hormone replacement therapy can help you lose weight, relieve uncomfortable symptoms of hormone deficiencies, and improve your overall quality of life, schedule a consultation with our team of experts at 4Ever Young Anti-aging Solutions in Boca Raton, FL, today.