|Our weight can also affect a good physical feeling or good health – in short, it determines the individual quality of life. Weight problems are often the result of malnutrition, lack of exercise, sickness or even psychological stress. We usually solve these problems with a balanced diet, regular sport or exercise and deliberate recovery phases. However, it is not always possible to achieve the desired results – sometimes the pounds just don't want to drop! After a longer period of time this can become very frustrating.
Our body weight is not only influenced by life situations – organic processes also play an important roll. They create the foundation for the the functionality of a healthy body. Hormones are the chemical messengers of the body, which interact with one another in a complex system. They thereby significantly regulate the lipid metabolism and also the provision of energy to the body. Imbalanced hormone levels can, in this case, be the cause for difficult weight loss or even weight gain. Balanced hormone levels are essential in order to effectively burn the pounds.
The most common cause for weight gain by women is an estrogen excess. This leads to natural weight gain in the stomach, bottom and thigh areas. This at first, unexplainable weight gain can also be observed by women who begin taking the contraceptive pill (based on estrogen and progestin).
An excessive insulin and cortisol level can, for example, have a negative effect on the lipid metabolism and even benefit the weight gain.
Are you unhappy with your current weight but having problems slimming down? A good foundation for successful weight loss can be balanced hormone levels. Whether your hormones are within the reference range can be easily determined by means of a saliva test, offered by Verisana. The required sample can be easily collected by yourself, in the comfort of your own home. The saliva test is the recommended test form for the determination of hormone values, from the World Health Organisation (WHO).