Weight Loss

Anti-Aging & Wellness Center

Anti-Aging & Regenerative Medicine located in Bakersfield, CA & Tehachapi, CA

Over a third of the U.S. adult population is obese, and nearly half of all American women are on a diet at any given time. Weight loss is a major, perpetual problem the experts at Anti-Aging & Wellness Center can help you overcome. Dr. Shivinder Deol and his team of specialists use an effective physician-supervised weight-loss program to give you control of your weight. If you live in the Bakersfield, California, area and you want to give the program a try, call or book online to schedule an exploratory appointment.

Weight Loss Q & A

Why am I having a hard time losing weight?

On the most basic level, weight gain can usually be attributed to consuming more calories than the body needs to perform. However, a variety of other factors influences how your body processes nutrients, such as:

  • Hormone levels
  • Genetic predispositions
  • Medication side effects
  • Environmental exposures
  • Health conditions
  • Eating disorder

If you have a difficult time losing weight, you may have a slow metabolic rate, too much cortisol in your system, or thyroid dysfunction. Your doctor can investigate the medical causes of excess weight and treat it at the root cause.

What are the risks of being overweight?

Being overweight or obese puts a lot of pressure on your joints and can cause damage to your organs. If you’re obese, you have a higher risk of developing the following:

  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Infertility
  • Fatty liver disease
  • Sleep apnea
  • Mood disorders

The good news is, just a modest 5-10% weight loss can lessen many of these health risks. That equals just 10-20 lbs for a 200 lb person.

What treatments are offered for weight loss?

The Anti-Aging & Wellness Center offers a medically supervised weight loss program to help you establish lifelong weight control. The team performs comprehensive testing, such as a thyroid blood test, a body composition analysis, and resting energy expenditure assessment before suggesting treatment options.

Your specialist uses your health status and goals to design a fully customized weight-loss program. They may incorporate any of the following into your weight-loss program:

  • Medication: phentermine
  • Supplements: chromium, medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil, garcinia cambogia, fat burners, and more
  • Injections: human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), lipotropics, B-complex vitamins like B12, and magnesium
  • Modified Atkins diet

These treatments address your metabolism and the way your body stores fat. Your specialist also works with you to design an exercise plan to improve your results.

What are the benefits of medically supervised weight-loss programs?

Having a licensed medical professional manage your weight loss efforts gives you extra reassurance of the safety and efficacy of the program. Their knowledge and expertise on how the body works and ability to provide comprehensive testing allow them to address the underlying cause of your weight issues with the utmost skill.

Your doctor also takes your health conditions and history into consideration when designing your treatment program. They’re highly trained to work around your limitations and monitor for ill effects.

If you’re ready to achieve long-term weight control from the experts, contact the Bakersfield, California, practice online or over the phone.