Tri-Valley Medical Center
Internal Medicine & Aesthetics & Podiatry located in San Ramon, CA
Are you tired of an endless cycle of diet and exercise plans that only yield short-term results? If so, medically guided weight loss is well worth consideration and is one of many services available from the team at Tri-Valley Medical Center serving the community of San Ramon, California. When you’re ready to try a new approach to effective and lasting weight loss, schedule a consultation to learn more. Online booking is one option, or you can always call or stop by the office to set up a visit.
Medically Guided Weight Loss Q&A
Why is it so hard to lose weight and keep it off?
This is a simple question with a very complex answer. There are numerous factors that contribute to the current obesity epidemic facing our nation. One thing that has become clear, however, is that the problem is not an issue of lack of willpower.
Consider the changes in the American food supply in recent decades. With fast food on virtually every busy corner and processed foods lining the aisles of grocery stores, creating healthy meals has become more challenging.
Americans are also spending far more time indoors and often in front of various screens than ever before. That leaves little time for getting fresh air and exercise, which only hastens weight gain and related health conditions. Increasing stress and decreasing sleep quality are also issues that contribute to the problem.
What are some of the health risks associated with being overweight or obese?
Carrying a significant amount of excess weight places an enormous toll on virtually all organs and systems in your body. Some of the health risks associated with being overweight or obese include:
- Heart disease
- Kidney disease
- Pregnancy complications
- Certain cancers
- Sleep apnea
- Sexual dysfunction
- Fatty liver disease
This is far from a comprehensive list. Being overweight or obese can dramatically decrease your quality of life and threaten your overall health and wellness.
How can medically guided weight loss help me reach my goals?
The team at Tri-Valley Medical Center provides the medical guidance and support you need to clearly define, reach, and maintain your weight-loss goals. That process integrates scientifically-backed tools and techniques that place your health at the center of every treatment decision.
Medications may play a role in your customized weight-loss treatment plan. Team members rely on medications with a strong safety and efficacy track record, and monitor your progress to ensure these drugs are working as intended.
One approach is the hCG program, which includes daily injections of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), a hormone that women create naturally in the early stages of pregnancy. The program lasts a minimum of 26 days and a maximum of 40 days, and the last few days require adherence to a strict diet.
Another option uses phentermine to suppress appetite over a period of time. This approach can help you adjust to a new diet without the hunger signals that make it so hard to stick with a new nutrition plan. Once you’ve reached your goal, a maintenance program helps by providing counseling, vitamin B injections, and measurements to help you stay on track.