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Medically Assisted Weight Loss

Everything You Need to Know

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What is Medically Assisted Weight Loss?

As many patients struggle (and often fail) to lose weight on their own, many physicians have developed a helpful solution to offer obese patients: medically assisted weight-loss programs. Medical weight loss empowers you to lose weight without surgery, by changing your relationship with food by eliminating harmful eating habits and adapting a healthier lifestyle.

The program is designed to help patients overcome their weight-loss challenges in a safe, healthy way that includes a customized diet plan, exercise routine, prescribed medication(s) and medical supervision to help promote healthy weight loss based on their individual needs.

Many patients who have taken advantage of these programs have experienced an improved quality of life and are now at a much lower risk for obesity-related illnesses — many of which can be life-threatening.

Ideal Candidates for Medically Assisted Weight Loss

The candidates for medically assisted weight loss usually include anyone who:

  • — Has a body mass index (BMI) greater than 30

  • — Has a BMI greater than 27 and has a serious medical problem related to obesity, such as diabetes or high blood pressure

  • — Hasn’t been able to successfully lose weight through diet and exercise on their own

The best medically assisted weight loss programs monitor things like:

  • Caloric intake

  • Water intake

  • Exercise routine

  • Blood pressure 

  • Sugar levels

  • Heart rate

  • Reactions to medication

  • Psychological state of mind

  • Emotional state of mind

Types of Medically Assisted Weight Loss Programs