What are the benefits of losing weight?
Losing weight does more than helping 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 Tampa Bay Concierge Doctor, you start the program after we conduct a thorough physical examination to determine your health status.
Once we have a good foundation for your medical needs, we prescribe a specialized diet aimed at helping you lose weight and improve your health.
Ongoing support is an important part of any weight loss program, so we have 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 we complete your physical examination, we provide 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, we 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. We also recommend 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?
We understand how difficult it is for many people to lose weight, which is why we may prescribe weight loss medication for a little help. We may also use lipotropic (fat burning) injections to help you lose weight along with diet and exercise.
What is Semaglutide?
Semaglutide is a glucagon-like peptide (GLP-1) analog approved in 2017 as a treatment method for improving glycemic control in patients with Type 2 diabetes. Semaglutide shows great promise for patients who are having difficulty losing weight.
Studies have demonstrated that Semaglutide reduced appetite, improved control of eating, and reduced food cravings in addition to improved glycemic control. The greatest weight loss benefits were observed when Semaglutide is used in combination with lifestyle changes, such as improved diet and consistent exercise.
This medicaton is generally well-tolerated. The most commonly reported side effects include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, and constipation.