Weight Loss Specialist

Fort Wayne Endocrinology

Endocrinologists & A Private Medical Practice located in Fort Wayne, IN

If you struggle to maintain a healthy weight, medically supervised weight loss can help you shed pounds and improve your quality of life. At Fort Wayne Endocrinology, Ashok Kadambi, MD, Desiree Heim, NP-C, and Crystal Webb, NP-C, use medically supervised weight loss to help adults achieve their health goals. To make an appointment at the practice in Fort Wayne, Indiana, call the office or use the online booking feature today.

Weight Loss Q & A

What is medically supervised weight loss?

Medically supervised weight loss uses a combination of healthy lifestyle changes, patient education, prescription medication, and/or hormone replacement therapy to help you lose weight and keep it off. 

When you can maintain a healthy weight, you’re less likely to experience potentially serious health problems like heart disease or kidney disease.

What’s more, maintaining a healthy weight can help you keep a positive outlook. Studies show that people who are overweight are also more likely to experience mental illnesses like depression and anxiety. 

What does medically supervised weight loss involve?

At Fort Wayne Endocrinology, medically supervised weight loss involves several components, including:

Nutritional education

The foods you eat for meals and snacks directly affect your energy levels and metabolism. If you eat primarily fatty or sugary foods, you’re more likely to experience weight gain. Eating a balanced diet that contains fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins can make all the difference. 

Exercise guidance

To maintain your ideal weight, it’s important to exercise regularly. Even if you don’t want to go to the gym, your Fort Wayne Endocrinology provider can make recommendations that align with your current level of physical fitness, such as walking, biking, or water aerobics. 

Prescription medication

Some people need additional help to lose weight beyond exercise and nutrition. If you experience a lack of progress, your provider might recommend prescription medication. Some drugs suppress your appetite, while others boost your metabolism to burn more calories. 

Hormone replacement therapy

Many middle-aged people experience hormonal imbalances as a result of the natural aging process. But if your hormones are out of whack, they can significantly impact your health and body weight. 

Hormone replacement therapy can restore your body to balance, reduce uncomfortable symptoms, and help you achieve your goals. 

How long will it take to experience results from weight loss?

The length of time it takes to experience results from weight loss depends on several factors, including your age, your medical history, and your commitment to your provider’s treatment plan. Most people experience noticeable results in 3-4 weeks*, but it can take longer. 

It’s important to remember that maintaining a healthy weight is a lifelong journey. To truly improve your health, you must be willing to commit. 

To learn more about the benefits of weight loss, make an appointment at Fort Wayne Endocrinology by calling the office or using the online booking feature today.

*Individual results may vary.