Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy and Weight Loss

Updated: Sep 30

Scientific studies have shown that BHRT (BioIdentical Hormone Replacement Therapy) can help with weight-loss. BHRT can assist in combatting insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, and other conditions.


Some hormones that impact weight changes include:
- Testosterone: Produced by both women and men, this sex hormone inhibits fat storage prominently in the stomach. Having low levels of testosterone leads to increased sugar cravings and may result in insulin resistance.
- Progesterone: This sex hormone plays an important role in converting body fat to energy.
- Estrone: This form of estrogen helps women regulate their sugar craving and appetite.
These three hormones are the most commonly used bioidentical hormones.

Research Study links BHRT and Weight Loss


A study from the 2018 issue of The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism found that in a sample of 1,053 women, those who were undergoing hormonal therapy had notably less visceral fat compared to women who were never on hormonal therapy. They also noticed that estrogen medications lead to a healthier BMI.

With the right treatment plan, you can see major results in both how you look and feel. Dr. Selma Rashid is an expert hormone health practitioner and will create a customized treatment plan based on your specific body and needs. She monitors your progress to restoring hormone balance and makes necessary adjustments along the way.

To learn more about how BHRT can dramatically relieve your symptoms and restore your vitality, please call (331) 777-2419 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Selma. We now offer telemedicine appointments giving you the ease of consultations from your home.
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