Leptin resistance is a physiological condition where the body’s cells do not respond properly to the hormone leptin, leading to disrupted hunger and satiety signals. Leptin is a hormone primarily produced by fat cells (adipose tissue) and plays a key role in regulating energy balance and body weight. Its primary function is to signal to the brain the amount of stored fat in the body and to help regulate appetite and metabolism.
Leptin resistance occurs when the brain does not adequately sense or respond to the elevated levels of leptin in the bloodstream. This can happen due to various factors, including:
Leptin resistance disrupts the body’s ability to regulate food intake and energy expenditure, leading to several potential consequences:
Addressing leptin resistance involves a combination of strategies:
It’s important to note that leptin resistance is a complex and multifactorial condition. If you suspect you have leptin resistance or are struggling with weight management, click here for more information on how Transform Wellness Clinic can help you!