Being overweight or obese doesn’t just make you feel uncomfortable and self-conscious; it can have devastating consequences for your health. If you’re struggling in your efforts to lose weight, John Alevizos, DO, of Alevizos Medical in Irvine, California, can help. In addition to checking for underlying causes of your weight problem, like a hormone imbalance, Dr. Alevizos provides healthy, sustainable weight loss plans designed to suit your unique needs and keep excess weight off for good. Get started on a healthier, happier future by booking a weight loss consultation by phone or online today.
Weight loss matters because being overweight or obese is a leading cause of multiple health issues and potentially life-threatening diseases. The more excess weight you carry, the more likely you are to develop significant health problems. But even being just a little overweight can increase your risk of poor health.
Ever higher numbers of people across the United States are becoming overweight or obese, living with conditions such as:
It’s not just your physical health that can suffer, either. Many overweight people develop depression, anxiety, and other mental health disorders. Struggling to play with your children, do your job, or enjoy leisure activities because of your weight can have a serious impact on your quality of life. You may even find it hard to care for yourself if you’re severely obese.
Unfortunately, weight loss can often be challenging. Many people who try to lose excess pounds find it hard to reach and maintain their ideal weight.
Some people struggle with weight loss because of underlying health issues, so it’s worth exploring this possibility if you’re not losing weight. Dr. Alevizos specializes in diagnosing and treating hormone imbalances, which are a root cause of conditions like hypothyroidism and type 2 diabetes, both of which can make weight loss difficult.
Dr. Alevizos can identify any hormone problems or other conditions and prescribe the appropriate treatments, including bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). Once your hormone levels are in balance again, you should start making headway with losing weight.
To lose weight, you must consume fewer calories than you burn, but many variables can affect how best to achieve this. Factors like your age, how much weight you need to lose, your environment, and what motivates you can all influence your weight loss plan.
Alevizos Medical also offers Phentermine as a weight loss solution. This oral medication decreases your appetite, increasing the amount of energy used by the body in the form of caolories burned. This, in combination with a healthy diet and exercise, can help assist in weight loss.
The team at Alevizos Medical also offers the hCG Diet as a weight loss solution. This diet consists of a low-calorie diet supplemented with hCG hormone injections. This helps boost the metabolic rate and help lose large amounts of fat in a relatively short time.
Sustainable weight loss requires that you change unhealthy dietary habits and exercise regularly, not just while you’re losing weight, but long-term as well. Dr. Alevizos can help you with healthy eating and meal planning, and advise you on the kind of exercise you should be doing.
To benefit from a holistic approach to weight loss and healthier living, call Alevizos Medical or book an appointment online today.