For good health and well being it is important to maintain a healthy weight. Increases in body mass index are associated with many diseases, such as heart disease diabetes, and cancer. Many of these diseases have complications that affect critical organs such as the brain, kidneys, liver and heart. In addition, pain syndromes such as arthritis, fibromyalgia and autoimmune disease also occurs in patients with higher BMI.
Healthy weight management requires diet and lifestyle changes. Patients who need to loose weight often have food allergies, and nutritional deficiencies as well as metabolic dysfunction. Sluggish thyroid, elevated insulin and hormone imbalances can make weight loss difficult. Evaluation for these conditions is essential for healthy weight loss program.
Protein drinks are available at the office from various sources such as whey, rice and pea protein. Combining these with herbal supplements to improve metabolism in a healthy program with diet has been helpful for many patients. In addition, medications such as HCG, Qsymia, and Metformin can be added to a program to improve weight loss and help maintain healthy weight.