Beverly Hills Primary Doctor
Primary Care Physicians & Concierge Medicine Practice located in Beverly Hills, CA
If you’ve been losing and regaining the same weight over and over again, it might be time to get help from the medical professionals at Beverly Hills Primary Doctor in Beverly Hills, California. Primary care physician Ehsan Ali, MD offers a weight loss program that helps you shed the weight for good. Call today or book an appointment online to get started.
Medical Weight Loss Q & A
What are the benefits of losing weight?
Losing weight does more than help you get back into your favorite pair of jeans. Even losing a small amount of weight can significantly improve your health by:
- Lowering blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol
- Improving mood and energy levels
- Decreasing pain in your joints
- Helping you get a better night’s sleep
- Reducing body fat percentage
Weight loss also gives you a boost in confidence and self-esteem.
What is a medical weight loss program?
A medical weight loss program is a specially designed plan that includes the close monitoring of a physician. At Beverly Hills Primary Doctor, you start the program after Dr. Ali conducts a thorough physical examination to determine your health status.
Once he has a good foundation of your medical needs, he prescribes a specialized diet aimed at helping you lose the weight and improve your health.
Ongoing support is an important part of any weight loss program, so Dr. Ali has you come in regularly to monitor your progress and make adjustments as needed.
Do I need to exercise to lose weight?
Exercise is an essential part of any good weight loss plan. After he completes his physical examination, Dr. Ali provides recommendations for exercise that fit your health and fitness levels.
For good health, you should get 30 to 60 minutes of planned exercise five days a week. To help you ease into an exercise program, Dr. Ali may recommend you begin with 15 minutes of exercise a day and slowly work your way up to the recommended minutes.
Walking, biking, and swimming make good choices for physical activity. Dr. Ali also recommends you include muscle building activities twice a week, such as the use of free weights or a resistance band, to build muscle and strength.
What types of medications help with weight loss?
Dr. Ali understands how difficult it is for many people to lose weight, which is why he may prescribe weight loss medication for a little help.
Common prescription weight loss medications include:
Phentermine: A prescription medicine which suppresses your appetite and also stimulates metabolism, to burn more calories.
- Liraglutide: Injection that reduces appetite
- Naltrexone-bupropion: Makes you feel full shortly after eating
- Orlistat: Prevents the absorption of fat in your digestive tract
- Lorcaserin: To feel full after eating a small amount
Most weight loss medications are used for only a short period of time, usually no longer than about three months.
If you’re struggling to lose the weight, Dr. Ali can help. Call today or book an appointment online.
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