Weight Loss Programs That Treat the Whole Patient

As you probably know, carrying extra pounds means carrying extra risk of disease and other health problems. You may have tried many ways to get rid of extra weight, and yet the pounds just refuse to come off. Dr. Katayoun Motlagh offers not just diet or exercise tips. She offers weight loss options that treat the whole patient – the weight problem and any health issues along with identifying the underlying psychological reasons for weight gain.

What are the health problems that come with being overweight?

People who are overweight can see problems such as hypertension, high cholesterol, and diabetes, to name just a few. Weighing too much can also make it difficult to breathe properly and can put extra stress on your joints and cartilage. People who are at the right weight for their height feel better, have better odds of staying healthy, and have more energy.

How does Dr. Motlagh help with weight loss?

Dr. Motlagh goes beyond just offering diet advice. She is a member of the Obesity Medicine Association, a group dedicated to treating each individual patient according to their specific needs. She helps her patients to develop a nutritional plan, taking into account how much weight they want to lose, any allergies they may have, and any other issues. She also helps patients to develop a physical activity program that is right for them, and after the patient implements the program she helps to monitor progress the patient makes.

She also believes that behavioral therapy is an important component of weight loss and advises patients to undergo psychotherapy. Dr. Motlagh works with the psychotherapist and the patient, and all three try to find the psychological reasons behind the patient’s eating habits.

If these treatments are not enough, Dr. Motlagh can also offer medications, supplements, or injections, taking into account the other issues and the patient’s weight loss objectives.

Being overweight affects your health – but oftentimes there are psychological and other reasons a person carries too many pounds. For a weight loss treatment that considers all of the issues, call the Palmdale office of Katayoun Motlagh, MD, to schedule a consultation, at (661) 947-6400.


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