THE LEPTIN HORMONE: LATEST AND GREATEST CONQUEROR TO FIGHT EXCESSIVE WEIGHT
Some people have all the luck – and the right genetic makeup – and will never have to fight weight gain and excessive pounds.
Regrettably, far too many of us can’t make that claim, and we strive throughout our lives to win the war against overweight. In fact, one-third of Americans wrestle with corpulence their entire lives. What many of us never knew was that while on the road to slimness, we experience hormonal and electrolyte changes as we shed extra pounds. And the more weight we lose, the more hormones are diminished. What is the answer? The leptin hormone. Simply put, leptin is a hormone that is produced by the body’s fat cells and is often referred to as the “satiety hormone.” Leptin’s primary target is the hypothalamus in the brain. Leptin tells the brain that there’s enough stored fat, that we don’t need to eat, and that we can burn calories at a normal rate. Leptin’s main role is long-term regulation of energy balance: the number of calories we eat and burn, and how much fat we store in our bodies. And while leptin is very effective at keeping us from starving, with most of us, something is broken in the mechanism that is supposed to prevent us from overeating. This condition is known as leptin resistance and is now believed to be the main biological abnormality in human obesity. With leptin resistance, the brain doesn’t receive the leptin signal and erroneously thinks the body is starving, even though it has more than enough stored energy. This makes the brain change its physiology and behavior in order to regain the fat that the brain thinks the body is missing. In fact, for most people, trying to exert willpower over the leptin-driven starvation signal is next to impossible.
With Dr. Paukman and the outstanding medical professionals at the BioAge Clinic, successful weight loss is accomplished under their supervision. At BioAge Clinic, patients undergo a complete body study, thyroid check, hormone levels exam, and the most thorough, complete series of comprehensive tests to get to the bottom of your unique and individual struggle with extra pounds. Dr. Paukman and staff work with the latest, state of the art medicines and injections to raise your leptin levels, so that weight loss is a reality, and no longer a dream. Of course, lifestyle change must be incorporated, but with the help of Dr. Paukman, you will be on your way to a slimmer, more healthful you.
“Thanks to the news about leptin,” Dr. Paukman explains, “eating more and exercising less is not the cause of weight gain, it is the consequence of leptin resistance, a hormonal defect.”