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Medical Weight Loss Specialist

Jivana Care -  - Family Medicine

Jivana Care

Family Medicine located in Bethesda, MD

Whether you want to lose five pounds or 50, medical guidance can help you achieve and maintain your ideal weight safely. Family physicians Gezzer Ortega, MD, and the team at Jivana Care in Bethesda, Maryland, have a medical weight-loss program that doesn’t involve taking drugs. To learn more about medical weight loss, call the office or request an appointment online today.

Medical Weight Loss Q&A

What is medical weight loss?

When it comes to losing weight, there’s a plethora of fad diets and fitness plans out there that claim to help you shed pounds fast. However, these diets often involve restrictive eating and limiting your nutritional intake. Not only is this approach ineffective at producing long-term weight loss, but it can also have detrimental effects on your overall health.

The team at Jivana Care understands you may be eager to lose weight, so they offer a medical weight-loss program that teaches you lifestyle changes like eating nourishing foods, staying physically active, and balancing your nutritional intake with energy output.

How can medical weight loss improve my health?

If you’ve tried losing weight in the past and haven’t been able to reach or keep your goal, don’t lose hope! Even a modest amount of weight loss produces a cascade of health benefits, including lowering your blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar. These improvements reduce your risk for chronic conditions like diabetes and hypertension.

Other benefits of medical weight loss include:

  • Reduced joint pain and arthritis
  • Increased energy
  • Better sleep
  • Improved sexual function
  • Increased self-esteem

You can experience clinically significant health improvements by losing only 5-10% of your body weight. The team at Jivana Care helps you calculate a healthy weight goal and creates a plan to help you get there.

What does medical weight loss entail?

First, the team at Jivana Care performs a physical exam and reviews your medical history. They may do lab tests to check for underlying health conditions, such as a thyroid imbalance, that can make it difficult to lose weight.

Then, they develop a personalized medical weight-loss program based on your body composition, metabolism, and overall health.

Medical weight loss at Jivana Care focuses on well-established practices like eating vegetables, whole grains, lean protein, and fruit, as well as exercising at least 30 minutes most days and getting enough sleep every night. They don’t prescribe weight-loss medicines or put you on a restrictive diet that leaves you feeling hungry.

To get started on your own medical weight-loss program, call Jivana Care, or book an appointment online today.