WEIGHT LOSS

Obesity is currently an epidemic and still on the rise, as is Diabetes. Sometimes, no matter what we do or eat, we just cannot lose weight. This can be due to hormonal disorders such as PCOS, Insulin Resistance, and EDC, which are only a few areas of specialties for Dr. Gal.  

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Common effects and symptoms:

  • Insulin Resistance

  • Extreme thirst or hunger

  • Feeling hungry even after a meal

  • Increased or frequent urination

  • Tingling sensations in hands or feet

  • Feeling more tired than usual 

  • Frequent infections

Understanding Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals ("EDCs")

When somebody refers to their metabolism as "slow" or "good," they're talking about the hormones produced in the endocrine system. Hormones spur the metabolic responses—like hunger—that prompt you to seek food when your body needs nutrition. 

The endocrine system governs metabolism, energy balance, and appetite. When EDCs block connections between receptors and hormones, they "reprogram" parts of the endocrine system. Most common patients experience a change in the metabolism of lipids (fatty acids) and a change in their sensitivity to glucose (sugar). All of this can lead to weight gain.

•    Decrease or Increase Normal Hormone Levels

•    Mimic the Body's Natural Hormones

•    Alter the Natural Production of Hormones

Understanding Polycystic Ovary Syndrome ("PCOS")

Most women with polycystic ovary syndrome can expect to gain excess weight, which contributes to insulin resistance, and some might have high testosterone levels. Insulin resistance is often an indicator that you may have prediabetes and are at risk for Diabetes. It also means your body becomes less able to send sufficient glucose to the cells that need fuel throughout your body. This leads to the pancreas producing more insulin to help regulate glucose levels. 

Hormones affect tissues throughout your body that can increase your odds of infertility and menstrual problems. 

 

Common Symptoms of PCOS

•    Weight gain

•    Excessive hair growth or hair loss

•    Adult acne

•    Other skin changes:

•    Type 2 diabetes:

•    Cardiovascular disease:

•    Obstructive sleep apnea: 

•    Depression

•    Anxiety

•    Menstrual Irregularity