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If you’re overweight or obese, consider enrolling in a nonsurgical medically supervised weight loss program. By eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, and following your doctor’s advice, it’s possible to reach your weight goal. At PrudentMD, internal medicine physician Maitri Patel, MD, uses medically supervised weight loss to help people lose weight and keep it off. Call the office or go online today to make an appointment with PrudentMD in Iselin, New Jersey.

Weight Loss Q & A

What is nonsurgical and medically supervised weight loss?

Nonsurgical, medically supervised weight loss uses diet, exercise, and prescription medication to help you reach your weight loss goal. If you’re overweight or obese and have tried different diets and exercise programs without success, medically supervised weight loss could provide lasting results.

Medically supervised weight loss can improve your health and quality of life. By maintaining your ideal weight, you can reduce your risk of heart disease, diabetes, even certain cancers.

What does nonsurgical medically supervised weight loss involve?

At PrudentMD, nonsurgical medically supervised weight loss includes:

Nutrition education

The meals and snacks you eat will affect your energy level, metabolism, and health. If you want to lose weight, you need to eat a healthy diet. Usually, this includes a combination of fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, whole grains, nuts, seeds, and legumes. Your provider might also recommend drinking lots of water and cutting back on sodas and alcoholic beverages.

Exercise guidance

To burn calories, you need to exercise regularly. After an exam and a review of your medical records, your provider at PrudentMD can make exercise recommendations suitable for your age and fitness level. It’s important to do strength training and cardiovascular exercise to achieve the best possible results.

Prescription medication

If you change your diet and exercise regularly but still have difficulty losing weight or keeping it off, your provider at PrudentMD can offer prescription medication. Several drugs can help encourage weight loss. Some suppress your appetite, while others improve your body’s ability to burn calories.

How long does nonsurgical medically supervised weight loss take?

The time it takes to see results from nonsurgical medically supervised weight loss varies from person to person. Follow your provider’s instructions: eat a healthy diet, exercise regularly, and take your medication as prescribed. You could start losing weight within a week or two. Know that individual results will vary. Be patient, and give the program your all.

What are the benefits of nonsurgical medically supervised weight loss?

Nonsurgical medically supervised weight loss provides several benefits, including:

  • Lower blood pressure
  • Lower cholesterol
  • Improved confidence and self-esteem
  • Improved mobility
  • Reduced pain
  • Enhanced sex drive

Losing weight can also help you get a better night’s sleep. That’s especially true if you have a sleep-related medical condition like obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

To see if you’re a candidate for nonsurgical medically supervised weight loss, make an appointment at PrudentMD. Call the office or book online today.