The negative effects of obesity on the body are numerous, and recent studies are continuing to shed even more light on the negative health effects of obesity. In today’s post, we’ll explain the detrimental effects of obesity on testosterone levels. We know how difficult weight loss can be, and that’s why we offer managed weight loss programs for men that can help you restore your health. Contact a member of Men’s Vitality Center in Tempe at 480-588-2430 to schedule an appointment!
What Is Obesity?
What’s the difference between being overweight and being obese? The most common measure of obesity is derived from the body mass index, or BMI. A person’s BMI is calculated using their weight and height, and this calculation provides health experts with a fairly reliable way of demarcating an obese patient from one who is more accurately classified as overweight. As defined by the BMI system, an obese person is someone who has a BMI of 30 or higher. There are other ways to measure obesity, and some of these methods include MRI scans, measuring a person’s waist-to-hip ratio, and measuring skinfold thickness. Despite the fact that obesity can be measured using several different methods, each of these methods converges on roughly the same group of individuals.
The Effects of Obesity on Your Testosterone Levels
One of the most detrimental effects of obesity on the body is a marked reduction in testosterone, the hormone responsible for maintaining a man’s sex drive, fat distribution, and muscle strength. Large amounts of body fat, particularly in the abdominal region, impair the body’s ability to produce testosterone, and the effects on the body are often severe. Men with low testosterone frequently report feeling fatigued, depressed, and most men with low testosterone levels notice reductions in their strength and overall muscle mass. Low testosterone and obesity tend to be cyclical in nature: as a man’s body weight increases, the less testosterone his body will produce, and this will make it even easier for him to gain weight. Given these facts, it’s no wonder that many men seek professional weight loss and low testosterone treatments.
How Do I Treat Low Testosterone?
While diet and exercise are important staples of any lifestyle, it’s often more effective for obese men to use a combination of lifestyle changes and low testosterone replacement therapy to restore their testosterone levels. Weekly testosterone injections will promote muscle mass, fat loss, and increased energy levels, and this helps to build momentum throughout the weight loss program. Each of our patients is closely monitored by one of our physicians throughout the treatment process, and this provides a strong support network through the duration of the treatment.
It’s never too late to lose weight, and the Men’s Vitality Center in Tempe has helped hundreds of men achieve their weight loss goals and boost their testosterone levels. Our testosterone replacement therapy uses the most effective technology available, and most of our patients see results after two or three weeks of treatment. Contact us today if you’re interested in our weight loss or low testosterone treatment programs!