Assisted Weight Loss in Salt Lake City
There are many health problems and issues associated with obesity and being overweight, including diabetes and heart disease. Advanced Medical Weight Loss in Salt Lake City offers assisted weight loss programs to help people take control of their weight and reduce their risk of these problems.
If you are like many people who have tried unsuccessfully to lose weight, you understand how difficult losing the first ten pounds can be. Everyone has different genetics, and there is no single weight loss program that is right for everyone. At Advanced Medical Weight Loss, we pride ourselves on finding the program that is right for you, whether you need to lose 15, 50 or even 100 pounds. Our weight loss programs are designed to help you succeed, whether you have never tried to lose weight or have tried just about everything.
Medical Weight Loss Programs
Dr. Derek Muse is board-certified in obesity medicine and can prescribe the right medication to help you lose weight. Our office may prescibe the medications Adipex (Phentermine), Tenuate (Diethylpropion), Qsymia (Phentermine-Topiramate ER), Belviq (Lorcaserin) and Topamax (Topiramate). These appetite suppressants can help you eat the right amount of food to fuel your body. Medication used in weight loss can help you curb your hunger so you do not overeat.
LAP-BANDS and other laparoscopic adjustable gastric bands are a popular method of losing weight. Dr. Muse and his staff will attach a silicon band around your stomach. This band slows down the food consumption and will lead to less food being eaten and more weight to be shed.
Very Low Calorie Diet
When trying to lose weight, it is very crucial that the number of calories taken in the body is less than the number of calories being burned during exercise and throughout the day. Our Very Low Calorie Diet limits patients to 800 calories a day to increase weight loss. Many Salt Lake City-area patients have lost 2-3 pounds per week.
Don’t put off losing weight any longer. The risks of remaining overweight are real.
Obese patients are:
- 3 times more likely to develop acid reflux
- 6 times more likely to develop gallbladder disease
- 6 times more likely to develop hypertension
- 4 times more likely to develop endometrial cancer
- 8 times more likely to develop adult-onset diabetes
- 3 times more likely to develop heart disease
- 1 times more likely to develop high cholesterol
- 2 times more likely to develop knee and hip osteoarthritis
- 2 or more times likely to develop sleep apnea
To begin your path of assisted weight loss, call Advanced Medical Weight Loss today at 801-559-3848 and take control of your weight.