Our Weight Loss Specialists
At PlatinumCare LA, medical weight loss programs are based on each patient’s unique health and medical needs as well as their lifestyle habits and other factors for a truly individualized approach. Our methods offer superior, long-term results for men and women looking for effective weight loss in Los Angeles, West Hollywood and Playa Vista, CA.
Weight Loss Q & A
What is medical weight loss?
Medical weight loss is a weight loss plan that is overseen by a healthcare practitioner and is optimized for your lifestyle and medical needs. Most weight loss programs are focused only on eating less or eliminating specific foods or entire groups of foods to lose weight. That short-sighted approach may seem simple on the surface, but it fails to take into consideration all the factors that are causing you to gain weight or making it difficult to lose weight and keep it off for the long term. Medical weight loss is an individualized approach to weight loss that is backed by medical understanding of the causes of weight gain so you can achieve long-term results and better overall health.
What are the health risks of being overweight or obese?
In recent, multiple clinical studies have determined being overweight can increase the risk of many major diseases and conditions, including:
- heart disease
- heart attack
- coronary artery disease
- high blood pressure
- high cholesterol
- some types of cancer
Being overweight can also interfere with hormones that control sleep, resulting in increased irritability, daytime sleepiness and a decline in productivity. Plus, carrying extra weight can make it much more difficult to participate in many physical activities and interfering with your overall quality of life.
How do I get started?
Getting started in a medical weight loss program begins with a physical exam and a review of your medical issues and health risks, as well as a discussion of your lifestyle and eating habits and other factors that could affect your weight. Lab tests including blood work may also be ordered. Then a plan will be developed based on your needs. You’ll also need to visit the office for regular checkups so your plan can be adjusted as needed for optimal results.