ANYONE who has tried and failed to lose weight must have wondered at some point if their hormones are the problem.
And chances are, they were right.
Aside from the commonly blamed hormonal problems such as low thyroid function and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), there are several hormones that actively sabotage your weight loss program.
Dr Alfred Dawes, general, laparoscopic and bariatric surgeon at Island Laparoscopy, told All Woman that the thyroid gland controls your metabolic rate.
“If it produces too much hormones you lose weight, become anxious, and may have tremors. If it does not produce enough then you tend to gain weight and have low energy.
Dr Dawes said the sex hormone imbalances in PCOS are associated with stubborn fat that is difficult to lose. “It affects about five to 10 per cent of women of childbearing age. The excess fat causes even more hormones to be produced, resulting in a vicious circle of weight gain and increased steroid production leading to infertility, acne and excess hair,” he said.
He also said Cushing’s disease is a result of a stress hormone being overproduced.
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