MEDICAL WEIGHT LOSS
Obesity is a metabolic disorder that is genetically inherited. Obesity is manifest with two prominent features that distinguish those who are prone toward obesity from those who are not prone to obesity. The features are stress eating and food addiction. A tendency toward excessive eating during periods of stress is typical for those who have the genetic predisposition toward obesity. It is common for those who are stress eaters to recognize that they are eating when they are not hungry. Additionally, those who struggle with obesity have an element of food addiction. Food addiction results in indulging with comfort foods that satisfy an impulse again which is driven both by stress and pure addiction to certain foods.
- Upon your first consultation we will draw labs (thyroid, complete blood count, comprehensive metabolic panel) and perform an EKG to evaluate your medical needs in order to determine what medication will work best for you.
- Patients that are on weight loss medications will have an appointment every month at which time refills will be prescribed.
- Patients will be re-evaluated and have repeat labs every six months as well as a yearly EKG.
- We offer Lipovite shots (not covered by insurance)
Medical weight loss is a comprehensive approach to weight loss that involves medical supervision, personalized meal plans, and lifestyle changes to help individuals achieve and maintain a healthy weight.
Medical weight loss can benefit anyone who is struggling with obesity or excess weight and has been unsuccessful with traditional weight loss methods such as diet and exercise.
A medical weight loss program typically involves an initial consultation with a healthcare provider to assess the individual’s health and weight loss goals. The provider may then recommend a personalized diet and exercise plan, as well as medications or other medical treatments to support weight loss.
As with any medical treatment, there are potential risks associated with medical weight loss. These may include side effects from medications, changes in blood pressure or cholesterol levels, and potential complications from surgery.
The amount of weight that an individual can expect to lose with medical weight loss will vary based on their individual circumstances, such as their starting weight and overall health. However, most people can expect to lose between 1-2 pounds per week.
Some medical weight loss programs may be covered by insurance, depending on the individual’s policy and the specific treatment plan recommended by their healthcare provider.
The length of a medical weight loss program will vary based on the individual’s goals and progress. Some programs may last several months, while others may be ongoing with periodic check-ins and adjustments.
Medical weight loss treatments may include prescription weight loss medications, such as appetite suppressants or drugs that reduce fat absorption, or medical procedures like bariatric surgery.
Exercise is an important component of most medical weight loss programs, as it can help boost weight loss and improve overall health. However, the type and amount of exercise recommended will depend on the individual’s health status and weight loss goals.