Atlanta Medical Weight Loss
More than 30 percent of American adults are obese. Obesity is having a BMI (Body Mass Index) greater than 30. Obesity is associated with risks for developing serious medical problems and even mortality. Obesity also causes emotional, social, and psychological problems for many people.
Studies have shown that even a moderate weight loss of 5 percent can greatly reduce the risks associated with obesity. The problems with being overweight are excess body fat and visceral fat. They increase your chances of developing many metabolic medical conditions. They include Diabetes (Type II), Coronary artery disease, stroke, heart failure, atrial fibrillation, cancer, reflux/gerd, gastritis, gallbladder disease, gallstones non-alcoholic fatty liver, kidney disease, endocrine changes, infertility, bone/joint/back problems, and sleep apnea.
This makes losing weight one of the most positive health decisions an overweight person can make.
At AWA Center your weight loss program starts with a complete medical history and physical examination by Dr. Ghayouri. She discusses all of your available options for weight loss and recommends a personalized program for you based on your other medical conditions, risk factors and life style. We offer multiple programs and you choose your program after consultation with Dr Ghayouri. Our goal at AWA is your success in your weight loss program. Dr. Ghayouri has more than 20 years experience in treating Obesity and associated Endocrine and Internal Medicine diseases. She personally supervises your weekly follow up and offers additional personalized recommendations and modifications if needed personalized to your medical needs. She will look for conditions associated with increased weight such as hypercortisolism or hypothyroidism. Dr. Ghayouri is aware that some medications can impact weight loss. Dr. Ghayouri is committed to wellness and finding ways to prevent obese patients from developing cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer. Dr. Ghayouri will work with patients to lower their BMI, maintain their weight loss, and be a part of their wellness program.
Many people choose to have a surgical procedure for weight control. Gastric bypass has been successful in improving the quality of life and keeping weight off. Liposuction is also a surgical procedure that helps with obesity. It contours body fat stores but hasn’t been shown to improve the metabolic or cardiac risk factors of obese patients. Exercise is an important part of weight loss. Exercise alone is time-consuming and often unsuccessful for many people. Exercise and calorie-restricted diets are very successful for some patients. Some medications can be found to alter the rate of weight loss.
Low-fat diets can help lose weight but have been shown to be slow in reversing any coronary artery disease. Commercial weight loss programs are popular but few studies have shown their effectiveness. These diets can be expensive and very low in calories. Studies show that users often gain the weight back. Several drugs are used in doctor-assisted weight loss clinics.
Two of them are phentermine and diethylpropion. These drugs can only be prescribed for three months a doctor has to closely monitor heart, blood pressure and heart rate.
HCG weight loss diet
The HCG weight loss diet has gained popularity at Dr. Ghayouri’s weight loss program. It has been exciting to sustain weight loss, improve eating habits, and improve overall health. Dr. Sarah Ghayouri and her staff will provide the support, education, and the HCG for your weight loss program. The HCG is a hormone, Human Chorionic Gondaotropin, and was used for over three decades as an infertility treatment for both men and women. HCG is an appetite suppressant and reshapes the body by releasing fat deposits.
Dr. Ghayouri and her staff support the HCG diet because it is easy to follow and includes no calorie-counting. The staff is available for support throughout your weight loss program. You can come by for checkups or reach the staff by phone.
The HCG diet resets the body’s metabolism and therefore Dr. Ghayouri believes the weight loss program is life-changing.
It has been shown that being overweight increases your risk for diseases and mortality. There are many ways to lose weight and Dr. Ghayouri can help you with your weight loss goals.
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