OBESITY IS A DISEASE NOT A CHOICE
When diet and exercise alone are not giving you the results you desire, we offer additional weight loss options because we understand the struggle to not only loose weight but to keep it off. Weight loss medications when used in conjunction with a healthy, reduced calorie diet and increased, regular physical activity can be very effective in achieving realistic weight loss goals.
Being overweight or even obese can be caused by a range of factors including genetics, environment, metabolism or hormones. We will work with you on an individual bases. Weight loss of just 5-10% can significantly lower morbidity risk factors including heart disease, diabetes, high cholesterol levels and high blood pressure.
Lipo-B (MIC) Injection- Vitamin B12 and Lipotropic Amino Acids
Lipotropic Injection is a combination or nutrients that help the liver to work more efficiently to decrease fat deposits and remove fat from the body. Even if you do everything right some people who are deficient in essential vitamins have a hard time losing weight. The MIC-B12 injection is composed of Vitamin B-12 and three amino acids: Methionine, Choline, and Inositol. These nutrients when combined with a healthy diet and exercise, have been shown to help your liver process fats more efficiently, thus speeding up metabolism and making your weight loss easier to maintain. In addition, to helping you lose weight they are known to lower cholesterol, provide energy boost by transforming carbohydrates into energy, boost immune system and overall wellness.
Lipo-B Injections are given weekly for 8-12 weeks
These medications are science backed FDA approved pen injectors administered subcutaneously (under the skin)
The FDA-approved prescription weight loss injection. Wegovy is a weekly, self-administered injection used for the treatment of chronic weight management in adults with obesity. Wegovy works by mimicking a hormone that targets the area of your brain that regulates appetite, with studies showing that the drug helped people lose up to 15% of their body weight when used in combination with diet and exercise.
To qualify for Wegovy, you must be over the age of 18 and meet the following requirements:
- Have a BMI of 30 or greater, or
- Have a BMI of 27 or more with at least one weight-related medical condition such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes or high cholesterol.
Ozempic and Trulicity are both GLP-1 medications. These once weekly pen injectors are effective at lowering blood sugar levels in people with Type 2 diabetes. Both medications are very effective for weight loss but is not FDA approved as weight loss medications
Saxenda is a daily self-administered subcutaneous GLP-1 injection which is used for treating type 2 diabetes since 2010. In 2014, it was approved by the FDA to treat obesity and weight management with a 3 mg daily dose. This is about twice the amount prescribed when used for treatment of Diabetes.
Currently approved obesity medications include: orlistat, phentermine-topiramate (Qsymia), and naltrexone-bupropion (Contrave)
We will work with you an an individual basis to see which medication is right for you.