ADVANCE PREVENTIVE Medicine as it appears in its name is a place to prevent diseases and pathologies which can have long-term complications.
Obesity has become a major problem in the United States. The national obesity rate alone has increased to 200% from 1985 to 2010. Our mission in the health industry is to help patients with obesity problems, to lose weight, and to avoid consequences due to being overweight.
Obesity is defined as a BMI of 30 or higher. High calorie intake in food, and extensive eating habits will contribute to being overweight. Eating out is another concern due to the higher fat and sugar/salt intake within the food.
Gaining weight is gradual and generally is not noticeable right away. Obesity is a risk factor for coronary artery disease, type two diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, breast cancer, endometrial, prostate cancer, and colon cancer. Weight loss reverses all these risk factors.
Some issues with being overweight are the following:
• Cardiovascular: coronary disease, stroke and heart failure
• Gynecologic: Infertility, obstetric risks and polycystic ovaries
• Respiratory: sleep apnea, asthma and pulmonary embolism
• Bone and joints: Osteoarthritis, gout and back, joint pain
• Dermatological: Stria, Hirsutism and fungal infection
• Cancer: various kinds of cancers
Continuous moderate regular exercise is recommended to maintain appropriate weight, and can be achieved with at least 25 minutes of cardio exercise daily. Try to restart activities slowly and gradually if you are not conditioned properly so you get used to it and hydrate yourself as much as possible with a very good low-carb drink.
Treatments in the Weight Management Program
Our weight-loss program includes a full blood work to evaluate your body. We’ll look at different aspects to find out if there is a pathology behind the obesity, and will include medications & supplements to reduce your appetite and eliminate unnecessary substance from your body.
HCG injections are one of the medications which will be used in or weight loss program.
In the weight loss program patients can lose 1 to 2 pounds per day if step by step instructions are utilized correctly by patient. Some rare side effects of HCG injections are irregular menses, headache, allergy and maybe some temporary hair loss. Contraindications of HCG treatment or heart failure, gout, fibroid, endometriosis, Breast cancer and Polycystic ovaries, Severe systemic illness, asthma and seizure disorder.
Pheniramine if indicated will be given to control appetite, as we use Orlistat to reduce fat absorption from the gut.
MIC stands for (Methionine, Inositol, Choline). Methionine assist in lipolysis and removing heavy metals from the body. Inositol is part of Vitamin B family helps to maintain proper electrical and nutritional transfer across the cells. It also acts to facilitate lipolysis and choline is a component of cell membrane and keeps the cells healthy and maintaining healthy metabolism.
MIC injections at 2 ml weekly are also part of weight management program.
Supplements in the Weight Management Program
Some other supplements such a COQ10, probiotics, 5THP, melatonin, Omega 3 and multivitamins would be recommended in our weight loss program.
Please feel free to call if you have any other questions or concerns at (407)845-8623.