Excess weight is a growing issue in America, and one that increases a person's risk of cancer, heart disease, and a host of other ailments. Contact us to learn more about how the Medigenics Longevity Center is helping people improve their weight and health.
In America, excess weight is a growing problem, with 60% of the population meeting the guidelines that diagnose overweight and obese patients in 2016. Being overweight or obese, however, goes beyond an unflattering number on a bathroom scale. The health risks of being overweight include developing ailments such as certain types of cancer, coronary artery disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, sleep apnea, degenerative arthritis, and premature death.
At Medigenics Longevity Center, we strive to address weight and the health risks of being overweight. To help us fulfill this mission, we operate a dedicated obesity clinic without our practice. Through this clinic, we manage obesity, obesity health risks, and obesity related diseases alike with dietary treatments, physical activity consultations, behavioral modifications, dietary supplements, packaged meals, and prescription drugs for targeted weight loss. After an extensive medical workup, we may also periodically recommend selective patients for surgical intervention.
Ready to learn about how our weight-related care plans and services can help you specifically? Contact us to schedule a visit with Dr. Ashok Shetty, a board-certified physician specializing in holistic and obesity medicine.
Weight management is a critical aspect that can be found across healthcare today. At the Medigenics Longevity Center, however, we focus on weight as a current and prospective long-term issue. To us, overweight or obese patients are not numbers; they are people who deserve the help and guidance that will reduce their risk of obesity related diseases, including cancer, coronary artery disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, sleep apnea, and degenerative arthritis. This help is provided via tailored recommendations and programs designed to address your specific health needs.
We manage cases where individuals are overweight or obese through a custom care plan that incorporates the following where we think it will be appropriate and helpful:
Most importantly, by focusing on weight loss through monitored healthy living efforts, we can help patients reach their weight goals and address the health risks of being overweight.
Healthy eating is an essential part of addressing one’s health needs. And the right foods, when prepared correctly, can not only address one’s risk of developing an ailment, but can help to improve and/or reverse common chronic diseases. These include diabetes, high blood pressure (hypertension) and obesity.
With that in mind, we can prescribe diets based on the following factors, needs, and goals:
A key obesity related medical test at our practice is Urinary Organic Acids Profiling. Urine organic acid profiling is an important investigative tool that can help identify metabolic disorders, based on elevated or lowered levels of various compounds in a patient’s urine. Many disorders can be detected by organic acid analysis, and can then be treated after they’re detected.
You can expect the testing process to proceed in the following manner: