Weight gain can happen due to different causes for different individuals. After detailed history taking, examination and lab work. We will create a tailored program to assist you with reaching your goal for losing weight.

Weight loss can be achieved with changes in your diet , regular exercise. At GHC clinics, we incorporate holistic measures that assist in achieving your goal. In our weight loss program, we will design a plan including lifestyle modifications, medically supervised weight loss and medication for obesity. Each individual will have a plan according to their desired weight loss.

Body Composition Scale is used as one of the tools for initial assessment. The results provided are a detailed analysis of the following data:

Body Composition Scale is used as one of the tools for initial assessment. The results provided are a detailed analysis of the following data:

  • Total Body Weight
  • Body Fat Mass
  • Skeletal Muscle Mass
  • Fat Free Mass
  • Intercellular and Extracellular Water
  • Body Fat Percentage
  • Waist Hip Ratio
  • Body Mass Index
  • Segmental Muscle Mass Showing the Difference Between Each Arm and Leg
  • Nutritional Assessment
  • Basal Metabolic Rate

Lifestyle Modification includes balanced diet, healthy eating habits and regular exercise.

  • Medically Supervised Weight Loss

    This plan will include 3 to 5 high protein meals per day. These meals will have low glycemic food which will help individual feel satisfied for longer without having elevated blood glucose level.

    This, along with our vitamin supplements, help individual burn more fat. Every 2 weeks, body metabolic rate, blood glucose, cholesterol and triglyeride levels will be checks to ensure that individuals are losing weight safely.

    Meal  plans and nutritional guidance will also be provided.

  • Anorectic Medications

    These medication work by reducing appetite. Phentermine or Adipex-P is one of these medications .This is prescribed less than 3 months. Side effects include elevated heart rate, dry mouth, seizure, and worsening of mood disorder.

  • Serotonin Inducers

    These medication work by blocking the hunger receptor receptor in the brain. One of these medications is Lorcaserin or Belviq. This medication help and maintain weight loss for more than 2 years. Although well tolerated generally, side effects include nausea, dry mouth and dizziness. This medication are not advised for individual taking SSRI, or selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors to treat anxiety or depression.

  • Combination Medications

    Doctors commonly prescribe combinations of medications to treat obesity. For instance, Qsymia® combines the anorectic medication phentermine with the antiseizure medication topiramate, which enhances phentermine’s appetite-suppressing effect. Side effects of this medication, which is taken by mouth, may include mood changes and insomnia. Women who are pregnant should not use this medication because it can cause birth defects.

    A newer medication, Contrave®, combines the antidepressant bupropion with naltrexone, a medication used to treat substance abuse. This medication can cause mild nausea and fatigue.

  • Lipase Inhibitors

    Lipase inhibitors such as orlistat, also known as Alli® or Xenical®, block the body’s production of an enzyme called lipase, which aids in the breakdown and absorption of fat in the intestines. These medications, taken by mouth, prevent the body from absorbing fat, which is instead eliminated through stool.

    Our doctors may recommend lipase inhibitors occasionally for people who are unable to avoid consuming foods that are high in fat. Side effects may include oily stools, diarrhea, bloating, and abdominal pain.

  • GLP-1 Agonists

    GLP-1 agonists, such as liraglutide, or Saxenda®, mimic the action of GLP-1, a hormone made in the small intestine that is released shortly after eating. GLP-1 lowers blood sugar by triggering the production of insulin, a hormone that regulates blood sugar, and preventing the liver from releasing excess glucose. These medications also slow the emptying of the stomach, helping people to feel full for a longer period after eating.

    GLP-1 agonists are injected daily under the skin. Side effects may include nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting. Hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, can occur in people who take this medication in combination with sulfonylurea medications for diabetes.

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