Weight Loss – Are You at Loss?
Tips to Achieve 2020 Weight Loss Goals
It’s that time of year again, everyone thinks it’s time to try harder to get their bodies to where they want.
Naltrexone for Weight Loss
A commercially available Weight Loss Product, Contrave, that consists of Naltrexone & Bupropion, has been used by many to lose weight. In a study, patients experienced clinically significant weight loss when combined with a diet and exercise program and also decreased body weight in patients with diabetes. People are hesitant of the weight loss solution because Bupropion is an antidepressant. Those people can contact T&C Compounding to get Naltrexone for weight loss without the antidepressant Bupropion. Read: Naltrexone/Bupropion (Contrave) for Weight Loss
We spent a lot of the last 2 years talking about Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) and Town & Country Compounding, being the global experts in Naltrexone, has had many prescribers requesting LDN. In fact, Town & Country Compounding has a protocol that they use. You can contact the pharmacy or have the doctor contact us. This is often used when patients do not want to use the antidepressant drug combination bup-ntx that is commercially available.
Weight Loss & Menopause
Does menopause make us fat?
Fat seems to shift towards the midsection & the scale moves in the wrong direction even though your diet and exercise regimen has not changed. Sound familiar? Many women going through perimenopause and menopause struggle with their weight. If this describes you, do not think you are alone!
Why Do We Gain Weight?
Aging is a big factor. Lifestyles change as we age. We lose muscle (therefore burn less fat) gain fat more easily, sit more, and have less physical activity as we age.
We can’t discount menopause as a factor. The loss of estrogen leads to a shift of fat to the midsection. During the menopause transition, night sweats, sleep disturbance, and problems with mood are common and may affect a woman’s ability to adhere to a healthy diet and regular exercise program.
Although estrogen used for management of menopause symptoms is not a weight-loss drug, it improves body composition by reducing abdominal fat.
“As if the hot flashes, mood swings, night sweats and sexual challenges weren’t enough, now you can add weight gain to the menopausal whammy.
That’s right. In case you hadn’t noticed (fat chance!), women tend to gain about 10 to 15 pounds on average—from 3 to 30 pounds is the typical range—during and after menopause. And because our entire metabolic mechanism is different now, that weight is blessedly hard to take off.” (Weight Gain: Dirty Menopausal Trick by Barb Dupree, MD)
Town and Country Compounding are experts the most effective Hormone Therapy Treatments.
*Northern New Jersey & NYC Area
We Hear it All the Time, Stress Can Make Us Fat
Flight or fight mode kicks in when we are under stress.
This leads to the release of the hormone cortisol. When we have more cortisol in our system, we may crave bad food; high sugar and fatty foods. Crave control is one of our top sellers to help with those cravings you can’t seem to shake.
Get Your Stress Levels Measured – Find the Right Solution
If you would like to see your stress levels, you can do a saliva “four point” cortisol test. It is important to measure your levels 4 times throughout the day.
Adrenal Stress Profile (Saliva Testing Kit)
Recommended with chronic stress, fatigue, sleep disturbances, allergies and/or lowered immunity; indicator of adrenal imbalance. Tests adrenal hormones DHEA-S and diurnal cortisol (morning, noon, evening, nighttime).
Find Out How Hormones Could Be Affecting Weight Gain
Weight Management Profile (Saliva Testing Kit)
Identify Hormone Imbalances that affect weight control. Recommended for individuals that are experiencing unexpected weight gain during menopause/perimenopause.
What Can T&C Compounding Do to Help?
The New Jersey/NYC experts at T&C Compounding have the resources you need to get through menopausal symptoms like weight gain, hot flashes, night sweats, and more! Don’t let menopause diminish your quality of life, you deserve to live life to the fullest! Schedule a consultation with our experts & we’ll work directly with you and your provider to find what treatments fit your personal needs. Please read through some of our informational resources to educate yourself on what options you have to address your health issues.
Town & Country Compounding offers several hormone saliva testing kits and helps analyze results through a scheduled private consultation with the patient. The pharmacy can then get in contact with your physician and help find a treatment plan that fits your needs.
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If you have a condition that involves pain, or opioid dependence, depression or something else listed in our previous blogs about LDN, please call us and we’ll work with you and your doctor to find the appropriate solution.