Weight Loss Clinic in Salt Lake City
Weight loss can be a difficult task, but it’s an important one. There are many health problems and issues associated with being over-weight, 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. We use medications that assist individuals in losing weight, no matter your body type or genetic make-up.
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. If you’re in the Salt Lake City area, call Advanced Medical Weight Loss today.
Medical Weight Loss Programs
Dr. Derek Muse is board-certified in medications that are geared toward over-weight issues and can prescribe the right medication to help you lose weight. Our office may prescribe medications such as:
- Adipex (Phentermine)
- Contrave (Bupropion/Naltrexone)
- Saxenda (Ligraglutide)
- Tenuate (Diethylpropion)
- Qsymia (Phentermine-Topiramate ER)
- Belviq (Lorcaserin)
- 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. This is one of our many options for weight loss programs in Salt Lake City. Additionally, the variety of medication options helps us determine which weight loss program works best for you.
Many are concerned about the safety of medication-assisted weight loss, and it’s completely normal to be. But the truth is they’re considerably safe. This is especially true when compared to remaining over-weight, which is a major health risk. Also, the medications we use are not addictive while remaining completely effective. The providers in our office follow the guidelines put in place by the Obesity Medicine Association and the laws of the state of Utah.
Coming up with a diet plan to lose weight fast involves all new patients meeting with Dr. Muse (Board-Certified over-weight specialist). With your initial meeting you’ll be educated on:
- What causes over-weight issues
- How you classify in the Muse Satiety Types (1-5)
- How the medications will work for you
- Difficulties and solutions to long-term weight loss
An initial exam with one of our providers is necessary, along with lab tests and an EKG before any medications are prescribed to you. You’ll then have monthly visits to refill your weight loss medications and track your weight loss. Patients could also be prescribed a combination of different medications, depending on your weight loss program.
LAP-BANDS and other laparoscopic adjustable gastric bands are another method of losing weight. Dr. Muse uses fluoroscopy to adjust the amount of fluid in the 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 over-weight are real.
Over-weight 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 time 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.