Weight Loss Specialist

Endocrinology and Osteoporosis Centers of Texas

Board Certified Endocrinology located in Houston, Pearland and Pasadena, TX

Almost two-thirds of adults are obese or overweight. Excess weight can negatively affect your health, increasing your risk of heart, joint, and respiratory problems. At Endocrinology and Osteoporosis Centers of Texas, with three locations in Houston, Pearland, and Pasadena, Texas, board-certified physician Ashkan Zand, MD, and the team provide medically supervised weight loss. Offerings include nutritional counseling, exercise guidance, and prescription medication. If you want to lose weight and keep it off, book an appointment online or call the nearest office today.

Weight Loss Q & A

What is obesity?

Obesity is a complex disorder characterized by excess body fat. People who are obese are much more likely to experience serious health problems, including heart disease, diabetes, and certain types of cancer.

Obesity occurs for various reasons, such as genetics, environment, and lifestyle factors. Fortunately, with medical guidance, it’s possible to treat. If you’ve tried yo-yo dieting or other weight loss fads without achieving your desired results, contact Endocrinology and Osteoporosis Centers of Texas.

What is medically supervised weight loss?

Medically supervised weight loss helps you shed pounds safely, under a physician’s supervision. 

Throughout treatment, the team at Endocrinology and Osteoporosis Centers of Texas makes recommendations that boost your metabolism, suppress your appetite, and help you fulfill your health and wellness goals.

No two weight loss care plans are exactly alike. The team tailors treatment to your age, health history, and goals.

What does medically supervised weight loss involve?

At Endocrinology and Osteoporosis Centers of Texas, medically supervised weight loss involves:

Nutritional counseling

The foods and beverages that you consume directly affect your ability to lose weight. If your diet consists of high sodium or saturated fats, you’re more likely to gain pounds. During medically supervised weight loss, the team recommends eating a balanced diet that contains fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains.

Exercise guidance

Regular exercise is one of the easiest ways to burn extra calories. When combined with nutritional counseling, it’s possible to achieve a calorie deficit that results in weight loss. The team can make exercise recommendations that align with your age and current level of physical fitness.

Prescription medication

Sometimes diet and exercise aren’t enough to lose weight. Chronic conditions like thyroid disorders and diabetes can affect the way your metabolism functions. If you fall into this category, the team might recommend prescription medication. Some drugs help suppress your appetite, while others speed up your metabolism.

Who can benefit from medically supervised weight loss?

Anyone who is overweight or obese and unable to achieve their ideal body mass index (BMI) can benefit from medically supervised weight loss. This is particularly true if you’re living with a chronic condition. Maintaining a healthy weight can significantly lower your risk of potentially life-threatening side-effects.

To learn more about the benefits of weight loss, request a consultation at the Endocrinology and Osteoporosis Centers of Texas. Book an appointment online, or call the nearest office today.