Medical Weight Loss involves a comprehensive medical office visit, history and physical, to determine the factors that have contributed to weight gain. Dr. Ling will partner with you to develop a short and long term plan to lose weight safely, and remodel the composition of your body. We also utilize a detoxification program called FirstLine Therapy Clear Change by Metagenics, as part of the weight loss program, as well as for those who have stalled or plateaued in their progress.
What is HCG?
Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) is a hormone naturally produced in the body and is increased during pregnancy. HCG has many functions within the body including maintaining progesterone production and immune function during pregnancy. As a mother goes through the stages of pregnancy, her HCG levels correspondingly rise in order to help maintain nutrition for the growing placenta.
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What to Expect?
Medical weight loss is not surgery or diet pills. It is weight management based on medical scientific evidence that targets the root causes of obesity and weight gain. Dr. Ling provides the treatment and guidance necessary to help you achieve weight loss and maintain it for life.
Who benefits from Medical Weight Loss?
Medical weight loss is a science based treatment, designed to help any individual with his or her specific weight loss goals, whether to lose 100 pounds or those last stubborn ten pounds. It is especially beneficial for those who have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher because it can reduce the risk of other serious medical conditions.Successfully losing weight can play a huge role in the way we feel and see ourselves. Losing weight can also lead to a dramatic shift in your health status. Weight loss and a healthier lifestyle can help alleviate many health risks associated with extra weight, including:
* High blood pressure
* High cholesterol
* Type 2 diabetes
* Coronary heart disease
* Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
* Sleep apnea
A personalized program will be created based on patients overall health and desired goals.