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MEDICAL WEIGHT LOSS 2018-04-24T01:14:27+00:00

We Can Help You to Reach Your Goals! But… What is Medical Weight Loss?

Many of us have tried to lose weight before and this can be frustrating when we fail.

It is important to know-Medical weight loss is not surgery or diet pills or expensive medicines or  injections. It is weight management based on medical scientific evidence that identify what really causes obesity and weight gain in each patient.  It is very important you always look for help with experience doctors to get an accurate treatment and guidance to help you achieve weight loss goals.

Who Can Use Medical Weight Loss as an Option?

The reality: many people who are obese have struggled with being overweight, especially when it effects their health. It may be time to look for specialized help.  To qualify for a Medical Weight Loss Program  your  mass index has to be at least 30.  Unless you have a special medical condition that haves to be treated different,  then you can consider Medical Weight Loss as an option.

What Health Problems Can Be Caused By Overweight?

  • Insomnia
  • Apnea / Problems to breath correctly
  • Pre Diabetes/ Diabetes
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Heart Disease
  • Greasy Liver

What Kind Of Medical Weight Loss Programs Do you Offer?

Appetite Suppressants

Commonly used with a diet and exercise to get better results. These suppressants work by stimulating the hypothalamus gland causing a decrease of appetite. The hypothalamus is the region of the brain that controls appetite.

For those patients with obesity problems, to feel hungry is a real sign that food is need and this sign will allow the specialist  to have more control over what they eat and it may also encourage them to complement with exercise and better food choices.

Commonly to qualify for the use appetite suppressants you have to be at least 30 in your Body Mass Index (BMI). If you are currently are taking any medication for other health issues, our specialist will assess from the first visit if you can qualify to take these suppressants.

Apetite Supressants are not recommended for patients with the following conditions:  arteriosclerosis, hearth disease, hypertension, glaucoma, pregnancy/ nursing.

Personalized Diet Program

A personalized diet plan can help you to learn proper portion sizes and can be especially useful if you’re just starting out and don’t really know what you should be eating or how much.

To design your plan, we work with you by doing a complete assessment and through this step-by-step process we will create your very own personalized diet plan.

The first step is for you to be familiar with portion sizes you have to eat — this is a hard but not impossible. The portions will be designed of each food group.

The plans can contain 1200 calories, 1500 calories, 1800 calories or 2200 calories per day. Our specialist will tailor a plan that best suits your needs.

Behavourial Counseling

In order to achieve a healthy weight you must engage in behaviors that promote weight loss and that keep you in the weight you want  for a long time.

Our Specialists will work close with you in a personalized behavioral counseling system. We customize this behavioral according to your specific needs ans of course, with a close follow up to help you to keep the right  eating-behavior  in order to reach your goals.

The change will happen only if you really want it,  the  counseling  plan we design for you  will help you to understand the source of the overweight, encouraging you to stick to  your  weight loss challenges.

What Can I Do if I Want To Use Medical Weight Loss?

We are ready to determine with you the program you may need. Together we will find the perfect scheme that fit your needs with absolute discretion and with personalized attention  The common steps with us are:

  1. Initial evaluation
  2. Diagnosis based in findings
  3. Full Examination
  4. Performance of tests
    • Screening for and management of obesity and metabolic syndrome (adults & adolescents age 12-18)
    • Medical nutrition therapy/counseling for healthy diet
    • Behavioral counseling
    • Fitness recommendations
    • Cholesterol screening
    • Screening for Type 2 diabetes
    • Screening for high blood pressure
  5. Determination of the Weight Loss Program
  6. Monitoring

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