How Being Overweight Can Cause Hormonal Problems
There is nothing more powerful within the body than the hormones produced by various glands. These hormones are so powerful that they can even change body structure and function.
It has been discovered that being overweight or obese can lead to hormonal problems that can affect the body in various ways.
One of the factors that can contribute to hormonal problems is excess fat in the body. As you may already know, a woman’s body naturally produces a hormone called estrogen in the ovaries. This hormone is what makes up the feminine characteristics of a woman. Male bodies, on the other hand, produce testosterone, a male hormone, in their testicles.
What some may not be aware of is the fact that body fat also produces the hormone estrogen. The more fat that exists in a body, the more estrogen will be produced. For example, an overweight person, whether male or female, will always have more estrogen in their body than a thin person.
For an overweight woman, this excess estrogen creates a hormonal imbalance that produces a condition Dr. John Lee, an American endocrinologist calls “estrogen predominance”. When this condition occurs, the excess estrogen begins to interfere with other hormones, causing other hormonal problems.
Basically, EXCESS FAT causes EXCESS ESTROGEN (produced by the enzyme aromatase) which then leads to HORMONAL PROBLEMS caused by the “estrogen predominance”.
Estrogen predominance has various symptoms such as:
• Irregular menstruation or excessive bleeding
• Facial hair (mustache or beard in women)
• Emotional irritability
• Inability to become pregnant
• History of breast cancer
• Difficulty losing weight
For men suffering fromexcessive estrogen, the following symptoms can occur:
• Prostate Inflammation (prostatitis)
• Developing a higher pitched voice
• Male breast development
• Loss of interest in sex
• Difficulty losing weight
Aside from estrogen predominance, an overweight body will also produce an excess of the hormone insulin, which can also interfere with thyroxin, a hormone produced by the thyroid gland. This, as well, can contribute to a “slow metabolism”.
There are actually quite a few factors that are involved when it comes to improving the metabolism, as I cover in my book “The Power of Your Metabolism”. I have also developed natural supplements to help aid in improving the metabolism and speeding up the process of losing weight in a healthy way. One of these supplements includes natural progesterone cream, which can help one control excess estrogen.
As a final and important note, excess body fat brings about an array of hormonal problems, sometimes so extreme that it can create a higher risk for cancer. As you may or may not know, cancer cells grow very quickly in the presence of estrogen, hence why the use of progesterone cream is prohibited for women who have breast or uterus cancer.
The good news is that there are solutions to these problems and should you need it, we are here to help you! Feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions!
Obesity and Metabolism Specialist