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Medical Weight Loss

Integrative Medicine located in Simi Valley and Van Nuys, CA

Medical Weight Loss

Medical Weight Loss services offered in Simi Valley and Van Nuys, CA

Medical weight loss programs help you reach your target weight when fad diets fail. If you’re struggling to lose weight, visit the experienced and compassionate team of doctors at SoCal Medical Center in Simi Valley and Van Nuys, California. In addition to proven weight loss methods like diet and exercise, The team uses innovative laser light treatments to help you burn more fat. Call your nearest office today or schedule a consultation online to learn more about medical weight loss and its benefits.

Medical Weight Loss Q&A

What is medical weight loss?

Medical weight loss provides a supervised program that helps you lose weight and improve your health. Excess weight represents a substantial risk for many health problems, including:

  • Heart disease
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Stroke
  • Depression and anxiety
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)
  • Fatty liver disease
  • High cholesterol (hyperlipidemia)

These disorders can significantly affect your life, causing long-term disability and pain. They can lead to premature death. Medical weight loss gives you the best chance of avoiding these health problems.

What does medical weight loss involve?

The SoCal Medical Center team tailors your medical weight loss program to suit your needs. They determine why you have a weight problem and address that cause while helping you lose weight.

Losing weight involves reducing your calorie intake until you reach your target weight. Calories are energy units present in most foods and many drinks. You need a certain amount daily to run your body’s functions. Any calories your body doesn’t use are stored as fat.

Eating fewer calories means your body has to use up its fat reserves. If you’re also exercising regularly, you use even more calories and burn off more fat. This is a simplified way of viewing weight loss, but it gives you a good idea of the principles.

Other factors can reduce your ability to lose weight, though. A typical example is hormone imbalances that affect metabolism (how your body uses energy). Dr. Sidhu runs tests to check for problems like this and helps you with any emotional or mental health issues that affect your weight.

Which treatments could be on my medical weight loss plan?

The SoCal Medical Center team first treats underlying conditions like thyroid disorders. They also review your prescription medications to see if they contribute to weight gain.

Medical weight loss focuses on changing your attitude toward food for long-term success. Healthier eating, controlled portion sizes, and avoiding bad habits like late-night eating can all be beneficial.

SoCal Medical Center also uses invisa-RED laser technology to help you lose weight. Invisa-RED operates at specific red and infrared light frequencies. The light energy penetrates deep into your adipose (fatty) tissue, stimulating natural fat burning.

If you’re tired of fad diets that don’t work, find out how to succeed with medical weight loss. Call SoCal Medical Center today or book an appointment online.