Losing excess weight helps you look your best and keeps you healthy. If you want to achieve and maintain your optimum weight, doctor-supervised weight loss is usually the safest, most effective option. At Soliman Care Family Practice Center, the team of weight loss experts, led by Shahinaz Soliman, MD, can help you shed those extra pounds through monthly monitoring, customized diet plans, and medication. We also run weight loss contests to encourage our patients to reach their weight loss goals. To schedule an appointment, call the office in Torrance, California, or use the online booking tool.
Weight Loss Q & A
What are the health effects of obesity?
If you struggle with excess weight or obesity, you may have concerns about how it affects your appearance. But obesity can also have serious effects on your health. If you don’t reach and maintain a healthy weight, you’re at an increased risk for health problems that can affect your entire body.
Obesity-related health problems include, but are not limited to:
Type 2 diabetes
This chronic condition affects the way your body metabolizes sugar and can lead to serious complications when left unmanaged, including heart disease, stroke, and amputations.
High blood pressure and high cholesterol
High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, as well as high levels of LDL, or “bad” cholesterol, point to a significantly elevated risk of heart disease, heart failure, and stroke.
This condition causes you to stop breathing many times during the night, depriving you of the oxygen you need and preventing you from getting restful, satisfying sleep.
When you carry excess weight, you may put excess strain on your bones and joints, leading to chronic pain from conditions, including arthritis.
How can my doctor help me lose weight?
Soliman Care Family Practice offers personalized, supervised weight loss services so you can lose weight at a healthy, steady pace and get the results you’re looking for. Your weight loss treatment may include both a diet plan and medication.
The team at Soliman Care Family Practice creates easy-to-follow diet plans that allow you to get the nutrients you need and feel satisfied while you lose weight. Often, these plans involve a brief period when you eat only 1,200 calories a day to encourage faster weight loss.
The team may prescribe medication, such as Contrave®, Belviq®, or phentermine to help control your appetite and food cravings.
While you follow your weight loss plan, you come into Soliman Care Family Practicefor monthly monitoring. The team supports you to make the behavioral and dietary changes you need to lose weight and keep it off.
How do I keep off the weight once I lose it?
You may be concerned that if you follow a weight loss plan, you’ll gain back the weight soon after losing it. The good news is that you can prevent this from happening, and the team at Soliman Care Family Practice is there to help.
Maintaining a healthy weight is a lifelong commitment, and though it may be challenging, you do have the power to control it. The team teaches you to be an active participant in your health and permanently change your lifestyle. This includes eating a healthy, balanced diet, getting regular exercise, and being aware of what triggers unhealthy eating habits.
To learn how a supervised weight loss plan can change your life, schedule an appointment at Soliman Care Family Practice over the phone, or use the convenient online booking tool.