Excess weight takes a toll on your physical and mental health, increasing your risk of chronic disease and diminishing your self-confidence. If you’re struggling to lose weight on your own, Alejandro Blanco, MD, Ralph Rodriguez, MD, and their team of internal medicine providers offer doctor-supervised weight management plans at Internal Medicine Partners in Naples, Florida. Call or schedule an appointment online today to enjoy medical weight loss care.
While diet and exercise seem like a surefire way to lose weight, lasting weight loss isn’t always easy. Many factors can affect your ability to lose weight, including:
Your genetic makeup greatly influences how you process and metabolize food, distribute fat, and respond to nutrients.
Hormonal imbalances from thyroid disease, menopause, and low testosterone may slow your metabolism and make weight loss difficult.
Smoking cigarettes can suppress appetite, which leads to weight loss. As a result, quitting smoking can lead to weight gain. Heavy alcohol consumption can also contribute to weight gain due to its high-calorie content.
Metabolism turns food into energy that your body uses. The faster your metabolism is, the quicker you burn calories. A naturally slow metabolism can make losing weight challenging.
Eating large meals late at night, maintaining a high-calorie diet and a sedentary lifestyle, and following irregular meal patterns can increase your risk of weight gain.
The Internal Medicine Partners team offers the following:
The right medication can help you reach your weight loss goals by suppressing appetite and improving metabolic function. Practitioners offer options like semaglutide and tirzepatide, as well as guidance on how medication can enhance your weight loss journey.
A blend of amino acids (Methionine, Inositol, Choline) and vitamins B6 and B12 help metabolize fats and accelerate weight loss. It also detoxifies, energizes, and boosts your immune system.
Personalized guidance from Internal Medicine Partners encourages you to make informed choices about your diet, leading to better nutrition and improved health.
The team offers several medical-grade supplements, such as turmeric and super probiotics, to reduce inflammation and improve your gut health for sustainable weight loss.
Nonsurgical body contouring treatments can help reduce stubborn pockets of fat and tighten loose skin after weight loss.
Doctor-supervised weight loss plans ensure you receive medically guided care for safe, sustainable results. Popular benefits of medical weight loss include:
Whether you’re struggling to adopt healthy habits or ready for more sustainable results, the team at Internal Medicine Partners can help. Call or schedule an appointment online today to learn more.