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Medical Weight Loss

Plan for Medical Weight Loss at Med +Plus Physical Medicine

If it is time for you to lose extra weight and keep it off for good, the medical weight loss programs at Med +Plus Physical Medicine, are the solution for you. Our center has experience helping patients lose weight. 90 percent of the patients we’ve helped have successfully kept the weight off. Our medical weight loss programs take your physical and medical history into consideration when developing the plan that will help you lose those pounds.

At our clinic, we offer multiple plans for weight loss. One plan is the Lifestyle Change Program, which involves receiving appetite control medication and Lipo injections, which not only helps you to lose weight but can have a positive impact on other conditions, such as diabetes and heart disease.

 Medical Weight Loss Diagnosis

At our weight loss center, we take a medical approach to weight loss. During your initial consultation, we will review your medical history so we can determine the best weight loss plan, whether that plan ultimately involves appetite suppressants and/or Lipo injections. Your medical history will include weight and current diet as well as your mental status and history.

After your consultation, we perform a basic examination, taking note of your current height, blood pressure and pulse. Our staff at our office will also examine your thyroid, heart and lungs to rule out any underlying conditions.

The information gleaned from your medical history and physical examination is used to determine whether or not you need further testing to choose the best weight loss plan. Thyroid testing may be done to see if your thyroid is over or under active. If you have a history of heart disease or a family history of cardiac disease, you may undergo an EKG.

Medications and Counseling

Once your examination and diagnosis are complete, we will develop the best medical weight loss plan for you.    Before prescribing injections or any other medication, we will educate you on the risks and benefits of using them.  Our staff will guide you throughout your weight loss journey by providing regular nutritional counseling, both during the weight loss phase and afterwards, to help you keep the weight off.

If you are tired of yo-yo dieting or losing weight only to gain it back, make an appointment with us today by calling 618-594-3671.

Nutritional Counseling is Offered at Med +Plus Physical Medicine

We provide individualized nutritional counseling to help you create a true lifestyle change and put an end to the yo-yo dieting of the past. Our Nutrition Counselor will guide you along the road to success, with freedom from guilt and denial, by providing a sustainable plan to help you lose the weight and keep it off for good.

We also maintain a very positive approach to weight loss and total wellness. We believe that having healthy habits also includes a healthy mental attitude and you will always be greeted with positive attitudes and lots of encouragement.

At each meeting with your nutrition counselor, we will assess your past weeks results, set new goals, and assist with strategies for upcoming situations. We will address your individual needs to help you stay on track. You will receive the encouragement and support you need to continue to make these permanent lifestyle changes.

10 Health Tips from Med +Plus Physical Medicine

Maintain a Healthy Weight – Excess weight, especially around the abdomen, increases your risk of health problems. Maintain a healthy weight and you will look and feel better, and have more energy.

Drink Enough Water – Good hydration is the foundation of good health. The body is, on average, 60% water, and every system in your body depends on water. Stay hydrated.

Eat More Leafy Greens – Leafy greens are the foods most missing in modern diets. They are nutrient dense and are one of the richest sources of vitamins and fiber.

Include Quality Protein Daily – Protein provides the structural core of the body. It helps stabilize blood sugar, promotes cell growth and repair, assists in hormone production, cell metabolism, fluid balance, and immune system maintenance.

Eat Whole Grains Instead of Processed Foods – Whole grains such as brown rice, buckwheat, quinoa and oats are an excellent source of nutrition. Because the body absorbs slowly, they provide sustained and high-quality energy.

Use Healthy Oils – Olive oil has the highest percentage of heart-healthy monounsaturated fat of any edible oil, and contains a high level of anti-oxidants. Other examples of healthy oils are coconut, walnut, and flax seed oil, as well as raw nuts and seeds, avocado, olives, and organic butter.

Move Your Body – Movement aids many of our body’s natural functions, such as digestion and circulation and can boost the immune system, strengthen muscles and improve heart and lung function.

Manage Your Stress – Negative stress impacts our health in many ways, including weakening the body’s overall immunity. Find ways to calm an overactive mind and body that work for you and your lifestyle.

Eat Mindfully – Instead of eating mindlessly while working on the computer, watching TV, or when on the run, slow down and chew well. Notice when you have had enough, rather than waiting until you are too full.

Keep a Positive Attitude – Thoughts and feelings have very powerful biochemical reactions within the body. Positivity can lead to good emotional health and negativity can have adverse effects.

Importance of Vitamin Injections
We offer unique combinations of vitamin injections to improve health and nutrition, boost overall energy, and burn body fat. We use the highest quality ingredients to get maximum absorption. Specific combinations can benefit certain health conditions such as Fibromyalgia, Lupus, Arthritis, Asthma and Chronic Fatigue.

LYPOVITE: (Choline, Inositol, Methionine, Ascorbic Acid, B12, B-Complex, and B6): Lipotropic agents are a class of substances that play important roles in the body’s use of fat. In short, they are fat burners; they promote and encourage the transport of fat from the liver. Our Lipo Injection has 3 amino acids (choline, inositol and methionine) that are important for a healthy liver. Your liver is responsible for cleansing fat and toxins out of your body, so the more healthy your liver is, the better it will work at liquefying and flushing out the fat. In addition, we include B12 to give you a great boost of energy! This extra energy gets you moving, increases your metabolism and burns more calories. Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) is an antioxidant that reduces cholesterol and protects against harmful effects of pollution, and aids in the metabolism of folic acid. Many of these nutrients are easily and quickly absorbed when taken by injection versus in supplement form.

Vitamin B -12: B12 is required for the synthesis of protein and proper digestion. It is also used to metabolize carbohydrates and fats. When administered as an injection, B-12 is absorbed 100% into the system, whereas when taken orally in the form of a tablet or capsule, B-12 is only 40% absorbed due to filtration functions of the liver.

Vitamin B-6: Beneficial if you suffer from water retention, B-6 helps to maintain sodium and potassium balance. Needed for normal brain function and it boosts the immune system as well as protects the heart muscle from cholesterol deposits. B-6 also helps to reduce PMS symptoms, and helps prevent kidney stones. B-6 is a vitamin that has been vital in the treatment of allergies, arthritis, and asthma.

B-Complex: B-complex provides for healthy function of nerves, skin, eyes, hair, liver, and mouth. It works to maintain muscle tone and healthy function of the gastrointestinal tract. B-complex aids in alleviating some symptoms of depression as well as anxiety.

Folic Acid: Essential for energy production and formation of red blood cells. Folic Acid is important for healthy cell division and replication. Further, Folic Acid is involved in metabolizing protein and helps to alleviate depression, and anxiety. Folic Acid works best when combined with vitamin B-12.

Vitamin C: An antioxidant, Vitamin C is required for tissue growth and protects against the harmful effects of pollution, prevents some types of cancers, as well as protects against infection and enhances immunity. Vitamin C reduces cholesterol, produces anti-stress hormones, and is required for metabolism of folic acid (tyrosine and phenylalanine).

MIC: (Methionine, Inositol, Choline Bitartrate): Methionine-An antioxidant amino acid which acts as a catalyst for Choline and Inositol to increase their functions. Also, it aids in the emulsification of cholesterol so it does not stick to the arterial walls. This important amino acid removes heavy metals from the body and aids in building lean muscle mass. Inositol-This simple carbohydrate has been shown to transport fat through the blood system. It prevents hardening of the arteries and has been shown to help with depression and anxiety. Choline Bitartrate-An important fat emulsifier involved in the bio-synthesis of lecithin and formation of the amino acid methionine. This amino acid also aids in hormone production.