Here at our practice, our gynecologist Dr. Gabriel Guajardo and his team are committed to providing excellent women’s health care for women of all ages living in and around Brownsville, TX. Many women in the US are struggling with obesity or being overweight. We often find that menopausal women deal with sudden and unexpected weight gain as a result of hormonal imbalances. Know that when it comes to weight management, our gynecological team can help.
What to Expect at Our Practice
Your annual women’s wellness checkup is also a great time to speak with our gynecologist about weight concerns you might be having; however, we also understand that you might not want to wait that long. If you’re dealing with unexpected weight gain that you think might be hormone-related, or if you’re concerned about how your weight might impact conception or pregnancy, Dr. Guajardo can also provide you with recommendations, treatment options, and advice that are tailored to you.
When you come into our practice we will,
• Review your medical history
• Check and record your vital signs
• Perform blood work to check hormone levels
• Ask questions about your current lifestyle, diet, and exercise routine
We understand just how challenging and frustrating it can be to lose weight, especially if you have hormonal imbalances working against you. While eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, and getting good sleep can certainly improve hormone levels, many menopausal women will benefit from a mix of lifestyle changes and hormone replacement therapy (HRT).
Through HRT our Brownsville, TX, team can balance hormones to help make it easier to lose weight through a healthy, balanced diet and exercise alone. If you’ve been struggling to see results, and you’re experiencing signs of a hormonal imbalance, our gynecologist can measure your hormone levels and provide you with the treatment you need to improve your weight loss results.
We can also refer you to a nutritionist or dietitian, especially if you are dealing with any pre-existing health problems such as diabetes or heart disease that may require specialized treatment. Women who come to us for HRT will come in for routine checkups to make sure that their current therapy is working effectively or if hormone levels need to be adjusted. This is also a great time for us to check in on your weight loss journey and provide you with the continued motivation and support you need.