Weight Loss Management Specialist

Chaula Patel, MD

Medical Spa located in Bronx, NY

Dr. Chaula Patel offers complete weight loss management services, which means she supports every step, from setting calories and planning a diet, to helping you keep the weight off after reaching your goal. Contact Dr. Patel in Bronx, New York, if you need to lose weight or want to get off the roller coaster of dropping then regaining pounds.

Weight Loss Management Q & A

What are the health risks of being overweight?

Fat tissue does more than store the excess calories you consume. It’s part of the endocrine system, which means it secretes hormones that interact with other parts of the body and impact metabolism. Fat cells may even influence gene activity in other organs, like the liver.

As your weight goes up, it increases your risk for type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, kidney disease, and liver disease. Obesity is also associated with some types of cancer. Carrying extra weight adds stress to your bones and muscles, increasing the risk of osteoarthritis, especially in your knees and ankles.

Why is it so hard to keep the weight off?  

Losing weight takes a lot of determination and discipline, which makes it all the more frustrating when you’ve worked hard, lost weight, then all of the weight returns. It’s essential to continue to watch calories and stick with an eating plan, but if you’ve done everything right and you still regain weight, it’s probably due to the influence of hormones that regulate fat burning and hunger.

Being overweight causes leptin resistance, which means your body doesn’t respond properly to leptin. Since leptin is a hormone responsible for burning fat, you’ll tend to keep fat in storage if you have leptin resistance. If you can keep the weight off for a year, it gets easier because levels of the hormone that makes you hungry drop during the first year.

What weight loss management services does Dr. Patel provide?

Dr. Patel offers comprehensive weight loss management services that support the diverse needs of those who need to lose weight and those who are struggling to keep the weight off. She’ll help you set calorie goals, discuss a diet plan, and explore exercise routines that will work for you. Dr. Patel may prescribe one of the medications that are approved to support weight loss. These medications can significantly boost weight loss, but they’re used together with diet and exercise.

Weight loss services also track your weight, assess your overall health, monitor any underlying medical concerns, and check hormone levels. Dr. Patel will talk with you about the importance of nutrition and determine whether you may need a specialized diet based on your health needs. She may run tests to evaluate your nutritional status because nutrient deficiencies impact your metabolism and have an effect on hormones related to fat burning. If you struggle with your weight, don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Patel. She’s here to answer your questions and develop a plan to meet your goals.