Metabolic syndrome can be caused by hormonal imbalance in men. Learn more about the symptoms, causes of metabolic syndrome and how BioTE® Medical may be able to help men who need metabolic syndrome therapy below.
Metabolic syndrome includes several characteristics that increase the risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Examples of these include obesity, high blood pressure, elevated blood sugar levels and high triglycerides.
Large waist circumference obesity specifically contributes to metabolic syndrome in men. Hormonal imbalance can contribute to this. Specifically, excessive estrogen may increase metabolic syndrome. Excessive fat cells can create increase the amount of estrogen in the body. This higher level of estrogen puts men at even greater risk for heart disease, which creates a vicious cycle.
Aside from obesity, there are few early symptoms of metabolic syndrome. Type II Diabetes and high blood pressure indicate advanced metabolic syndrome in men.
Many sufferers of metabolic syndrome have had little luck adapting their lifestyles to fight their condition. However, the recommended self-care of metabolic syndrome for men can involve physical exercise, dietary modification, blood glucose monitoring, quitting smoking and anti-diabetic medication. A shift to a plant-based diet can especially help control metabolic syndrome in men and women.
What is BHRT?
Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy or BHRT is a treatment for many different conditions brought on by hormonal imbalance men. BHRT differs from conventional hormone replacement therapy in that the hormones used for BHRT are identical to the ones found naturally within the human body. The other difference between BHRT and HRT is that BHRT uses plant-based hormones rather than animal-derived hormones.
Since one of the causes of weight gain can be unbalanced hormones, BHRT may be able to help reduce out of control weight gain by treating the cause of the weight gain through balancing the hormones in the body.
About BioTE Medical
BioTE Medical only offers bio-identical hormone replacement therapy in the form of subcutaneous pellets and with over ¾ million insertions performed in the company’s history, we have seen many lives changed with optimized hormones. If any of the hormone imbalance symptoms mentioned above ring a bell for you, or remind you of someone you love, BioTE Medical encourages you to use our Find a Provider tool or to nominate your provider to begin your journey to wellness today.