Obesity Specialist

Weight Loss and Vitality

Medical Weight Loss & Cosmetic Surgery located in Alexandria, VA & Washington, DC

More than three million Americans are overweight or obese. While it can be difficult and frustrating to try to lose the weight on your own, the medical team at Weight Loss and Vitality can help you lose weight safely and keep it off long-term. The team has locations in Alexandria, Virginia, and Washington, DC, so you can get help and support where it’s most convenient. To schedule an appointment and learn about weight loss options, call or book online today.

Obesity Q & A

How do I know if I’m obese?

Obesity is diagnosed when you have an excess proportion of body fat. This can also be defined as a body mass index (BMI) over 30 or a waist circumference over 35 inches for women and 40 inches for men. If you’re concerned about your weight or have been trying to lose weight without success, visit the team at Weight Loss and Vitality for a judgment-free consultation to learn about options for weight loss. Book your consultation online or over the phone.

Are there disorders or conditions associated with obesity?

Yes, there are numerous medical conditions caused by or associated with obesity, including:

  • Heart disease and stroke
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Cancer
  • Gallbladder disease and gallstones
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Gout
  • Sleep apnea

If you have any of these conditions, it can be even harder to lose weight due to symptoms of these conditions, like fatigue, joint pain, and difficulty sleeping or recovering after exercise. That’s why the Weight Loss and Vitality team offers personalized weight loss programs to address your specific weight-related issues for effective weight loss.

What’s the first step in a weight loss program?

The first step in a weight loss program at Weight Loss and Vitality is a comprehensive consultation with the team to discuss your weight struggles, experience with weight loss, and lifestyle habits that contribute to weight gain. The team may also recommend testing for medical conditions, like diabetes, hormone disorders, and high blood pressure, to determine if there are any underlying issues to address.

Based on your consultation, the team then outlines a nutrition and exercise program to support your weight loss and meet attainable goals throughout your weight-loss journey. This program also includes regular check-ins with the team to discuss any issues or questions you have during the process.

What treatment options can help me lose weight?

The Weight Loss and Vitality team offers extensive options and a combination approach to support or speed up your weight loss when appropriate, including:

  • Weight loss pills, medication, and supplements, including sermorelin, phentermine, and growth hormone peptides
  • Lipotropic injections
  • Vitamin B12 injections
  • Noninvasive fat removal procedures
  • Smartlipo®
  • Treatment for hormone disorders

When combining these additional therapies or procedures with diet and exercise, you can experience faster results and gain confidence in your ability to lose weight. The team works with you to reinforce healthy behaviors, so you can succeed long-term.

To book a weight loss consultation at Weight Loss and Vitality and lose your obesity status, call or request an appointment online now.

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