Many North Americans struggle with weight loss, whether the scale just won’t budge or fluctuates up and down like a yo-yo. Diet and exercise are an excellent start to a healthy weight, but sometimes stubborn pounds need an extra boost to keep them from hanging on. Our office offers medically supervised weight loss that helps our patients achieve healthy weight goals using advanced methods and medications that have been proven to work safely and effectively. Treatment with these medications requires specific monitoring for safety, effectiveness, and dosage adjustment, so it is very important that you are followed closely by a properly trained physician during your treatment.
Did you know…
that more than 35 percent of American adults are overweight? According to an estimate from the Centers for Disease Control, obesity is directly responsible for more than $140 billion in medical costs each year – primarily for the treatment of weight-related diseases like heart disease, type-2 diabetes, and stroke. Losing just 10 to 20 pounds can lower blood pressure and cholesterol, alleviate chronic pain, and reduce cancer risk, help to balance your naturally occurring hormone levels, and increase happiness – not to mention improve the quality of life…
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I a candidate for medical weight loss?
You may be a candidate for medical weight loss if your previous attempts to lose weight have been unsuccessful. Even those people who are looking to build more strength and lean muscle will often find benefits of natural or medically assisted weight loss, and some of our hormone optimization protocols specifically target these goals. Contact our office to schedule a consultation and find out more about our treatment options for overweight and obese patients.
What should I expect during a medical weight loss program?
We take a multifaceted approach to helping our patients lose weight. We always begin with nutritional counseling and lifestyle modifications that help increase cardiovascular output, lower stress, and improve sleep – all factors that can aid in healthy weight loss. At The Testosterone Replacement Clinic, we have specific resources to provide you with a daily meal and exercise plans as well as resources for improving sleep hygiene. We also utilize a program called BodySite, which allows you and Dr. Whelan to work together to track exercise, food, calorie and macronutrient intake, body composition and other information to help us to monitor your progress together as well as recommend and provide discounts on natural supplements to aid with weight loss.
Additional interventions like the popular weight loss medication Semaglutide are necessary on a case-by-case basis. For example, some patients are struggling with weight loss due to nutritional imbalances or skipped meals. Others may be facing hormonal imbalances that pack on the pounds and lose muscle, and they can greatly benefit from Growth Hormone Optimization Therapy. For other patients, it is the inability to not be overwhelmed by cravings for unhealthy foods that we target with other medications that are often used for addiction therapy. Our treatment options help break through weight loss barriers and turn the body into a fat-burning machine.
What types of results can I expect after completing a medical weight loss program?
Weight loss outcomes vary from patient to patient and treatment carries no guarantee of results. However, patients who are part of a medically-personalized weight loss program are more likely to obtain significant long-term results than those who attempt to lose weight using diet or exercise alone. One of the best resources for success is having a support system during your weight loss journey, and The Testosterone Replacement Clinic will be there with you every step of the way.