All you need to know about medical weight loss in Nova Physician Wellness Center

There are many health risks associated with excess weight and obesity, but many men and women struggle to remove stubborn fats and lose excess weight. However, you do not have to struggle with the facts because Seema Chaudhary MD is one of the weight loss specialists in the facility who has extensive experience and in-depth knowledge of obesity medicine.  The care provider uses customized and carefully selected treatment methods and provides effective weight management methods to reach your healthy weight loss goals.

What are some of the health complications associated with obesity?

Obesity can increase the risk of many medical conditions, including arthritis, cardiovascular disease, cancer, fatty liver disease, diabetes, osteoarthritis, depression, and inflammation. Excess weight is known to exert more stress and pressure on your bones, organs, and muscles.

How does medical weight loss work?

Medical weight loss involves regularly scheduled appointments with a medical professional who is trained and knowledgeable in weight loss. The specialist usually combines effective weight loss therapies like diagnostic testing, nutritional training, valuable information and education, rehabilitative exercise, behavioral counseling, medications, and pharmacotherapy. A complete bio-metabolic analysis is also conducted to determine how many calories you can burn while resting using bioelectrical impedance or BIA. Body composition assesses your minerals, lean body mass, and body water. The doctor mostly takes alb tests and blood work, including thyroid profile, metabolic panel, lipid panel, and an electrocardiogram or EKG to check the health of your heart.

  • Nutrition

The health care provider includes nutrition and emphasizes the importance of taking foods that energize and fuel your body. He also provides nutritional supplementation, meal replacement products, and personalized meal plans.

  • Exercise

Exercise plans are adjusted to fit your individual needs.

What medications are used to help you with weight loss?

Most of the medication used for weight loss purposes comes in pill form, but the specialist can also use pharmacotherapy when necessary. Medications used include:

  • Contrave

Contrave is a type of medication that works on two areas of the brain, the reward system, and the hunger center, to enable you to lose weight and control your cravings. Contrave consists of two drugs, bupropion, and naltrexone, which reduce hunger and control cravings.

  • Phentermine

Phentermine is a drug that is prescribed to reduce appetite, hence helps in weight loss by decreasing hunger or making one feel satisfied for longer. It is also a stimulant that is similar to amphetamine which affects the central nervous system.

  • Qsymia

Qsymia is also working to give one around-the-clock control by controlling hunger cravings. It is taken once per day and contains phentermine which reduces appetite, and topiramate that enables you to feel satisfied. Qsymia also reduces the taste of some foods hence reducing the pleasure of eating.

  • Belviq

It is a weight loss drug that binds to a hunger receptor in your brain and it is taken twice or once per day. The active ingredient that enables you to feel satisfied with a little amount of food is lorcaserin, and it is gradually released throughout the day.

Additionally, cognitive reconstructing of erroneous or dysfunctional beliefs about weight regulation is an important component of the behavioral treatment plan. Cognitive behavior therapists use some techniques to help individuals identify specific triggers for overeating, realize the smallest dietary infraction, and also helps in dealing with negative attitudes towards obesity in the community.

In summary, if you are interested in coming up with an individualized medical weight loss program, call or book an online visit to Nova Physician Wellness Center.

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