Pharmacologic Therapy

Treating obesity through medicinal expertise

Obesity is a chronic disorder, with millions of Americans fighting this complex health condition every single day. Not only does it lead to excessive amounts of body fat; if left untreated it leads to numerous serious health problems too, including Type 2 diabetes, Heart disease, Hypertension, Liver disease, Sleep apnea, metabolic issues, and even certain cancers.

Though there’s no magic pill or injection to treat obesity, there are several safe and effective FDA-approved medications and lifestyle modifications that can be used to combat obesity.

At Kinetix Medical Weight Loss and Wellness, we follow a medically-approved, safe, and effective pharmacologic approach to combat obesity. Our board-certified obesity medicine physician, Dr. Lala, carefully analyzes your existing health and provides personalized solutions to help you lose weight.

Pharmacologic - By Dr. Mona Lala

Our Holistic Approach to Sustainable Weight Loss

Our integrated medical treatment for obesity combines FDA-approved medications with tailored lifestyle modifications, ensuring a comprehensive strategy for sustainable weight management. Our obesity treatment approach includes:

Comprehensive Body Assessment

Before prescribing any pharmacologic treatment or putting you on a weight loss diet, Dr. Lala conducts an in-depth body composition analysis to tailor interventions based on your individual needs and habits.

Customized Pharmacologic Therapy

If required, we prescribe certain safe and effective FDA-approved medications for obesity treatment. These FDA-approved medications are prescribed as an adjunct for weight loss in patients who have a BMI of greater than 30, or greater than 27 with co-morbidities such as hypertension, diabetes, and hyperlipidemia. All the medications that we prescribe have gone through rigorous scientific studies to prove their efficacy and safety.

*Regular adjustments are made to medication plans based on your progress and response to treatment.

Nutritional Guidance

Our pharmacologic therapy is partnered with personalized nutrition counseling to maximize the weight loss benefit and improve chronic medical conditions. A tailored nutrition care plan for obesity is chalked out to cultivate healthy eating habits. While doing so, we make sure our diet plan aligns with your food preferences and lifestyle habits.

Exercise Prescription

Integration of physical activity is a crucial component of your weight management strategy. We develop customized exercise plans that suit your fitness level and goals and monitor your progress regularly.

Behavioral Modification Techniques

We also implement evidence-based behavioral strategies to address emotional eating, stress management, and other psychological factors influencing weight.

Regular Monitoring and Adjustments

Dr. Lala continuously tracks your progress through regular check-ins and assessments and makes dynamic adjustments to your treatment plan as needed. This ensures optimal results and adaptability to your evolving needs.

How Does Our Pharmacologic Treatment Work?

As a part of our pharmacologic therapy, we prescribe US FDA-approved obesity medications like Belviq, Qysmia, Contrave, phentermine, and Saxenda that work in various ways to aid weight loss:

  • Appetite Control: Anti-obesity medications target appetite control centers in the brain and help to reduce feelings of hunger. This can lead to decreased caloric intake and improved portion control.
  • Satiety Enhancement: Some drugs increase the feeling of fullness and help patients satiate with smaller portions.
  • Metabolic Effects: Certain medications influence metabolism, enhance calorie expenditure, and improve energy balance.
  • Fat Absorption Inhibition: Some drugs limit the absorption of dietary fats, aiding weight loss.
  • Hormonal Regulation: We also prescribe medications that modulate hormones like insulin and leptin to impact energy balance.
  • Behavioral Modification: Our obesity treatment medications also address the behavioral aspect of weight management. They assist in addressing cravings, emotional eating, and impulsive choices, and help individuals adopt healthy food habits.
  • Weight Maintenance: Used alongside lifestyle changes, we also prescribe medications that help in both weight loss and maintenance.

Remember, our pharmacologic treatment is part of a comprehensive program and includes sustainable lifestyle modifications. It is closely supervised by board-certified healthcare professionals and is regularly monitored and adjusted for maximum effectiveness and minimum side effects.

What Sets Us Apart?

  • Board-Certified Experts: Led by our board-certified obesity medicine physician, Dr. Lala, our team brings a wealth of experience and expertise to guide you through personalized weight loss strategies.
  • Comprehensive Approach: Our integrated approach combines FDA-approved medications with tailored lifestyle modifications, ensuring a holistic strategy for sustainable weight management.
  • Individualized Care: We create customized pharmacologic therapy treatment plans that address your unique health profile, lifestyle, and weight loss goals.
  • Ongoing Support: Our commitment extends beyond prescriptions. With regular check-ins, adjustments to your plan, and educational resources, we ensure continuous support throughout your journey.

Ready to Embark on a Weight Loss Journey?

Connect with the best weight loss consultant in Chicago. Call 773-270-8223 to schedule a personalized consultation session with Dr. Mona Lala and experience how comprehensive care can help you achieve and maintain a healthier, active life.

Call Dr. Mona Lala, your Pharmacologic Therapy consultant today at 773-270-8223 to schedule an appointment!

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