Weight Loss

Jwalant Patel, PA-C -  - Hormone Replacement Specialist

MyFitMed

Jwalant Patel, PA-C

Hormone Replacement Specialist & Testosterone Replacement Specialist located in Dallas, TX

While you need to limit calories and stay active, weight loss often requires extra support from professionals who know how hormones influence your success. At MyFitMed, we understand the complexities of weight loss and use our expertise and a variety of services to help you reach your goals. If you’re ready to achieve sustainable weight loss, call our practice in Dallas, Texas, or use online booking to schedule a consultation.

Weight Loss Q & A

What are the health risks of being overweight?

Carrying extra weight places significant stress on your bones, muscles, and joints. Your risk of knee osteoarthritis increases fourfold with every 10 pounds of excess weight.

Fat cells produce hormones and other biochemicals that affect your metabolism and influence systems throughout your body. As excess weight creates an imbalance in these substances, your risk of developing the following conditions increases:

  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Endometrial, breast, prostate and colon cancers

Why is it hard to lose weight?

Restricting your caloric intake and getting regular exercise is essential for weight loss, but sometimes they’re not enough. Other biochemical factors work against you, making it hard to lose weight or keep it off. Here are just two examples:

Leptin resistance

Leptin is a hormone that controls your appetite and regulates how much fat your body burns. Weight gain often causes leptin resistance, which means fat burning slows down, and you have to work harder to lose weight.

Ghrelin increase

Ghrelin is a hormone that stimulates your appetite. When you lose weight, levels of ghrelin spike by nearly 23%, so you’re hungrier after losing weight, which makes it hard to keep the weight off.

Is weight loss support available?

At MyFitMed, weight loss is approached holistically, with awareness of each patient’s unique needs and multiple types of support customized to help you achieve success. You’ll have a thorough evaluation — including bloodwork — to identify deficiencies or excesses of critical hormones and nutrients.

After completing the tests and talking with you about your previous weight loss efforts, MyFitMed develops a treatment plan that may include one of many options, such as:

Hormone replacement therapy

Treatment to restore deficient hormones to normal levels.

hCG peptide

When you reduce calories, your body responds by storing fat. Injections of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) counteract that problem by stimulating fat burning and reducing hunger.

Phentermine

Phentermine effectively suppresses your appetite, amplifying your weight loss success.

Dietary and nutritional counseling

Restricting calories while getting the nutrients you need requires careful meal planning. Your overall success also depends on learning to follow a healthy meal plan for the long run.

IV nutrition/ IM vitamins

A special mix of vitamins and minerals administered intravenously or intramuscularly that boosts metabolism, suppresses your appetite, and eliminates fat.

Please don’t struggle to lose weight alone — book a consultation online or call MyFitMed for weight loss support.