Hong Kong weight loss clinic

Hong Kong weight loss clinic is for people with obesity with a BMI between 30-39.9 who want to lose weight by making dietary and lifestyle changes. Research has shown that people who make permanent changes to their eating habits and increase their physical activity are more successful at losing weight and maintaining it than people who use a ‘quick fix’ solution. The emphasis in our clinic is on making dietary and behavioral changes which can be maintained in the long-term.

Dietetics, Food & Nutrition planning in Hong Kong

A balanced, nutritious diet is not only essential for maintaining good health, but also for faster recovery for obesity.

Led by a team of expert dieticians, the department of Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics at Younibody, Hong Kong offers customized, guideline-based dietary plans for patients, keeping in mind their health problems and nutritional requirements.

What is a Weight Management Hormone test?

Weight and obesity affect 39 percent of the population in Hong Kong. Hormone imbalance may be a reason that sabotages your hard work to stay slim. Despite diet and exercise, hormones play an important role in regulating weight, metabolism, blood sugar, and insulin - even when and where your body stores fat. Hormones shift as your age and are affected by environmental stress, which can trigger numerous symptoms of imbalance and thus causes weight gain.

Hormones that will be tested:

  • Estradiol (E2)
  • Progesterone (Pg)
  • Testosterone (T)
  • DHEA-S (DS)
  • Diurnal Cortisol (Cx4)
  • Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
  • Vitamin D2
  • Vitamin D3
  • Insulin (In)
  • Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c)

 

Who should take a Weight Management Hormone Test?

  • Anyone with weight concerns
  • Menopausal women/andropausal men with unexplained weight gain
  • Obesity, abdominal fat, high BMI (body mass index) > 22.5
  • Hypometabolism. Commonly related symptoms include loss of lean muscle, increased appetite and/or sugar cravings, chronic stress, and low thyroid symptoms

 

Why should I take a Weight Management Hormone Test?

  • Identifies hormonal imbalances that contribute to obesity, weight gain and difficulty losing or sustaining a healthy weight which can enhance the weight loss progress by diet and exercises
  • Can be used as a screening tool on insulin resistance and risks for metabolic syndrome and diabetes

How does it work?

The Weight Management Hormone test is done by analyzing either a blood spot or a saliva sample. Personalized diet recommendations will then be made based on the test results.

When should one take the test?

It is best to take the test when you are going through a weight management program.