Posts for: July, 2016

By Memorial Weight Loss Clinic
July 05, 2016
Category: Health
Tags: weight loss  

Sometimes, no matter how much you diet or how often you work out, you just can't lose those extra pounds. Luckily, a professional medical weight lossweight loss program can help you finally shed that extra weight. Dr. Babak Rejaie, your Houston, TX doctor at Memorial Weight Loss Clinic, explains how a weight loss center can help you.

How is medical weight loss different?

Your doctor performs a complete examination and develops a strategy that will help you lose weight and keep it off. One of the reasons that some diets don't work is that they're marketed toward large numbers of people. Unfortunately, what works for one person won't necessarily help you lose weight.

Your Houston doctor creates a custom dietary plan just for you and also includes other therapies that will help you lose weight, such as:

  • Weight loss medications, including appetite suppressants
  • Vitamin supplements
  • Hormone therapies

How can an appetite suppressant help me?

Phentermine, a common appetite suppressant, works by decreasing hunger and helping you feel full for a longer period after you eat. The medication is a good choice if your want to lose a significant amount of weight and reduce the circumference of your waist. Best of all, it has few side effects. You'll combine an appetite suppressant with a low-calorie diet and a regular exercise program.

Am I a good candidate for medical weight loss?

Medical weight loss is recommended for people who have health issues related to their weight or who have tried unsuccessfully to lose weight on their own. If you are healthy and your body mass index (BMI) is higher than 27, it offers a good way to lower your weight. Your doctor may also recommend medical weight loss if your BMI is higher than 25 or if you have diabetes, high blood pressure or another medical problem related to obesity.

If you have difficulty losing weight or your weight has contributed to a health problem, a visit to a weight loss center is an excellent idea. Call Dr. Rejaie, your Houston, TX doctor at Memorial Weight Loss Clinic, to schedule an appointment. Improve your health with medical weight loss!