If you’re struggling with weight loss, you’re not alone. Studies show that only one in six Americans who have lost weight are able to keep it off. Even if you’ve had trouble losing weight on your own, there is hope. One of the best ways to lose weight and keep it off is through a physician-assisted medical weight loss program.

The commitment to weight loss is important, since many illnesses are caused or worsened by weight gain. Most physicians agree that even a 5% weight loss can alleviate symptoms of some diseases and can improve overall health.

To embark on a weight loss journey through a physician-assisted weight loss program, the first step is the consultation. Every person is different, and every person needs a customized plan for weight loss that addresses medical needs, lifestyle, and other factors. Your first appointment will include an initial physical exam and bloodwork to assess your current health.

Nutrition is an important component, but there are several other aspects of physician-assisted weight loss. Your doctor may also prescribe FDA-approved medications that help control your appetite and stimulate weight loss. This may include hCg (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin), a natural hormone produced during pregnancy, hCg can stimulate rapid weight loss by burning more calories each day. Many people believe that when making a comparison between prescription HCG and other over the counter weight loss medications HCG is far more effective and beneficial when used alongside a low-calorie diet and exercise plan.

Most of us know how difficult it is to lose weight on your own. When you work with a physician and a well-trained team of weight loss professionals, you benefit not only from their knowledge and experience, but also from having supportive partners that are dedicated to your success.

Medical monitoring also gives you peace of mind. If you have pre-existing health conditions, these may be affected as you lose weight. Changes may occur in blood pressure, heart rate, and respiratory rate that can affect your current medication levels. By monitoring these changes regularly, your physician can keep your medications in line with your successes.

If you’re ready to embark on a successful weight loss journey, make an appointment for a consultation today at Golla Center for Plastic Surgery & Spa. Our team of professional weight loss experts can help you find the best weight loss strategies for you. We offer nine locations in Pennsylvania and West Virginia to effectively serve your needs. Give us a call today at 412-963-6677 to schedule your consultation or send us an email at info@gollaplasticsurgery.com. If you prefer to instantly make your own appointment, download our convenient mobile app, available for free from iTunesGoogle Play, and Amazon.