It’s not easy to lose weight, even if you know it’s best for your health. At Revitalife Medical Center in Hawthorne, California, Khoi Vu, MD, supervises medical weight loss programs personalized to your unique needs and can help if you’re struggling with your weight. Call the office or book an appointment online today to find out more about safe and practical solutions to the challenge of losing weight.
The medical weight loss program at Revitalife Medical Center helps you lose weight safely and keep it off long-term. Dr. Vu designs your weight loss program to suit you after a thorough examination and conversation, and combines proven treatments with reliable information and advice.
Many people have problems losing weight. People often turn to widely advertised fad diets and miracle cures that don’t have much scientific basis. You might have lost some weight if you’ve tried one but soon put it back on.
Medical weight loss is different. Your provider completes a thorough checkup and runs tests to look for underlying health problems. They can treat conditions like diabetes and hormone imbalances that make it hard to lose weight.
You may need to lose weight if you’re above the healthy weight range. Doctors use the body mass index (BMI) to calculate your ideal healthy weight. BMI compares your height and weight to give you a score. If your BMI is over 25, you’re overweight. If it’s over 30, you’re obese. A score of 40 or more indicates morbid obesity.
If you’re overweight or obese, you’re at risk of developing many health problems, including:
The higher your BMI, the greater your risk. You can struggle with physical activity, which makes the problem worse. You can also develop skin rashes, infections, osteoarthritis, and other disorders.
Medical weight loss helps you address these problems safely. It improves your overall health and reduces your risk of disease.
The first step in creating your personalized medical weight loss plan is a complete assessment. In addition to a physical exam, your provider takes blood for lab testing. They may do other procedures like an EKG (electrocardiogram) to check your heart function. If the exam and tests show any health problems, your provider can treat them.
Your medical weight loss plan uses diet and exercise as its main treatments. Losing weight requires burning more calories (units of energy) than you take in. A healthy, low-fat, low-carb diet provides you with the nutrition you need. Increased physical activity helps you burn the excess fat around your body.
To find out how medical weight loss can work for you, call Revitalife Medical Center or book an appointment online today.