The medical community has considered obesity an epidemic in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, obesity is a serious and common disease that results in a reduced quality of life for millions of people.
In fact, the World Health Organization released a report indicating that the number of obese individuals has nearly tripled since 1975. In the U.S. alone, 42% of adults are considered obese.
People who are affected by obesity shouldn’t just be concerned about weight gain. Unlike others with healthy weight, they have a higher chance of developing serious health problems such as high blood pressure, stroke, Type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancer.
Obesity is caused by different factors. Most of the time, it’s linked to poor eating habits, physical inactivity, and slow metabolism.
However, there are also instances when one’s own body chemistry or genes make it difficult for the body to shed extra pounds regardless of exercise and a healthy diet.
Fortunately, there are effective and innovative ways to treat obesity when these conventional methods aren’t enough.
Dr. Chow’s Medical Weight Loss Program
With the help of Dr. Chow and our Certified Weight Loss Coaches, you can achieve your optimal weight and maintain it for life.
Medical Weight Loss is a customized, science-based weight loss program that uses FDA-approved medicines and optimal nutrition to meet your individual needs.
Here, we conduct a consultation to know your specific challenges and how we can best address them, as well as ultimately design a program that will assist you with long-term weight loss.
What to Expect on Your Initial Visit
Prior to implementing your personalized Medical Weight Loss program, a physical assessment will be done.
Using InBody 770, a body composition and body water analyzer, your muscle mass, fat mass, and body water levels will be measured in less than a minute.
This will give us a full-page results sheet detailing your muscle, fat, and water values. This extensive analysis will be used by our weight loss coaches to determine which treatment will work best for you.
Semaglutide as Medical Weight Loss Treatment
Here at Dr. Chow’s Rejuvenation Practice, we offer one of the most promising new weight management drugs: Semaglutide.
Semaglutide is an injection that works as a suppressant to limit your appetite. It signals your stomach to empty more slowly so your body feels fuller faster. Hence, you won’t have to worry about binge eating and will gradually regulate your food intake.
Aside from controlling your appetite, Semaglutide can also reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease for people who are suffering from diabetes.
The Medical Weight Loss Approach
Our Medical Weight Loss program is a three-phase approach.
Weight loss doesn’t happen overnight. It’s a process that needs to be planned and monitored. Here’s how we can help you get back on track:
This is the Active Losing phase where most of the weight loss occurs. It’s also in this phase when our weight loss coaches will determine and address your individual needs through
- Personal medication
- Food strategy development
Aside from the ongoing coaching and support, a weekly visit is also needed for progress measurements, coaching, weigh-ins, and dispensing prescriptions.
Also known as Metabolic Recovery, this phase provides your metabolism the time to adjust and stabilize after the changes and new routines you’ve established during the first phase.
Your prescription intake will also be monitored to prevent immunity which would be detrimental to the effectiveness of the weight loss program.
Once your metabolism has stabilized and you’ve already achieved your goal weight, you can move on to the last phase.
Weight loss is a lifelong process that requires Lifetime Maintenance. Fortunately, you don’t have to go through it alone.
Dr. Chow’s Medical Weight Loss offers lifetime membership which provides additional support whenever you need it.
Our program is designed to help you keep on track once you become a member. Thus, whenever you need encouragement, support, and motivation in your weight loss journey, give us a call or drop by here in Lee’s Summit, MO.