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Does Testosterone Therapy Help You Lose Weight?

You may be wondering if testosterone therapy treatment for low testosterone does in fact help you lose weight—the simple answer is yes, it can help. Low T can disrupt your metabolism and make it difficult for you to drop excess pounds, even if you are getting regular exercise and eating well. By restoring your natural testosterone levels, you can increase your muscle mass. More muscle mass means a faster metabolism, helping your body burn fat more efficiently

Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) is not a weight loss medication, but by increasing your testosterone levels, you target the symptoms of low T that directly impact your weight. Testosterone can support your weight loss efforts and improve your overall health. 

Resetting your testosterone levels is the first step to effective weight loss. When used in combination with healthy lifestyle habits and interventions like weight loss medication or lipotropic injections, you will be well on your way to getting the results you need. Schedule a consultation with us today so we can create your personalized treatment plan for low testosterone and weight loss. 

Unexpected Weight Gain is a Common Symptom of Low T

Overweight man with low T who needs low testosterone treatment
Low testosterone treatment can help your body build muscle, boosting your metabolism to burn fat more efficiently.

Unexplained weight gain can be frustrating, especially when you are trying to do everything you can to maintain a healthy lifestyle. However, sometimes the root cause may be more complex than simply overeating or not exercising enough. Many men do not realize that a common reason for unexpected weight gain in men is low testosterone levels.

Testosterone is an important hormone responsible for many vital functions in the body. It plays a key role in maintaining healthy levels of insulin sensitivity and glucose regulation, which prevents you from rapidly accumulating body fat. Without sufficient testosterone, the body may struggle to keep insulin and blood sugar levels stable, leading to weight gain. 

Maintaining and building muscle is another important job of testosterone. As men age, their levels of testosterone naturally decrease, leading to a loss of muscle mass and a slower metabolism. This means that maintaining a healthy weight becomes more challenging, with excess weight often accumulating around the waist. Some of this accumulation is visceral fat, a hard fat layer within your abdomen. As this fat layer grows, it slows down your body’s production of adiponectin, the chemical that regulates your hunger-controlling hormone, leptin. As your body loses its ability to regulate your hunger, it can lead to overeating, adding to overall weight gain caused by low T.

Low testosterone can also impact your energy levels and mood, making daily activities such as exercise more difficult. Weight gain and low testosterone can cause a vicious cycle. Obesity lowers testosterone levels, and low testosterone can cause excess weight gain. This can easily snowball into a serious problem where you are continuously gaining weight and reducing testosterone in your body. If you are experiencing unexplained changes in your body and mood and can’t seem to pinpoint the cause, your testosterone could be the source. Take control of your health by talking to our providers.

Low Testosterone Treatment Can Help Reverse Weight Gain from Low T

If you suspect your weight gain may be related to low T, low testosterone treatment could be the answer you need. By effectively treating your low T, you can begin to reverse the unwanted weight gain that often accompanies it. 

In one study, researchers monitored 100 obese men with low testosterone for 13 months. All the men were on a reduced-calorie diet, but one group received testosterone injections and the other group did not. The results showed that the men who were treated for low testosterone lost an average of 6.4 more pounds than the untreated men. A similar study observed men with low testosterone who followed a reduced-calorie diet for 56 weeks. Again, one group received TRT and the other did not. In the end, both groups lost an average of 24 pounds per person—however, the non-testosterone group lost both fat and muscle, while the testosterone group lost almost exclusively fat.

With the right treatment plan and support from your healthcare provider, you can take control of your hormone levels and achieve a healthier, more balanced lifestyle.

Combine TRT with Other Weight Loss Treatments for Best Results 

Improving your testosterone levels can be the launching point for transforming your physique. By combining TRT with other healthy and effective weight loss treatments, you will be setting yourself up for success to help you achieve the results you want.

Our providers offer multiple weight loss treatment options that can be combined in custom combinations. Based on your health history and lifestyle, we will identify the optimal treatment plan for you. This can include weight loss medication, lipotropic and B12 injections, and a nutritional diet plan. 

  • Weight Loss Medication: Weight loss medication options can be very effective in helping you lose excess weight quickly. One of our most popular options, semaglutide,helps you feel full longer and reduces cravings so that you consume fewer calories overall.
  • Lipotropic and B12 Injections: Regular lipotropic and B12 injections help boost your energy and improve metabolism so your body can burn fat faster. Lipotropic injections contain a powerful mix of vitamin B12, enzymes, and amino acids that speed up your metabolism, while B12 injections give you a targeted vitamin dose to jumpstart your energy.
  • Diet Plan: Our diet plan options allow you to enjoy tasty, healthy food while increasing the amount of fat your body burns. Our goal is to select a sustainable, healthy diet plan that will help you meet your weight loss goal while still providing the nutrition you need.

Tackle Your Weight Gain with Low Testosterone Treatment at SynergenX

Our team of experts has the experience and knowledge to create a personalized plan that will help you tackle both issues simultaneously. We work with you closely to understand your unique situation, lifestyle, and goals, and develop a plan that’s tailored specifically to your needs. With our customized approach, you can optimize your testosterone levels and shed those extra pounds in a safe and effective way. Don’t wait—contact us today to learn more about how we can help you achieve your weight loss goals.

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