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2020 was rough. I mean - lay on the couch and eat snack cakes rough. It’s ok. Sometimes we need to pull comfort from wherever it comes.
Now that the world is slowly opening up again, a lot of us are having to face the mirror and the added weight gain we may have incurred as part of our 2020 coping mechanisms.
If you are feeling a bit defeated about the extra fluff around that midsection... We aren’t here to victim shame you… we understand completely. However, now that you are ready to get back on your feet - we are also here to help you find your perfect pre-pandemic self.
At Innovative Women’s health, we have one thing on our mind and that is to help you be your best, healthiest, and happiest self. That is why we recommend medical weight loss.
Innovative Women’s Health offers Medical Weight Loss as our fast and effective weight loss program. Why? Because it is proven to be one of the most reliable methods of weight loss today. Medical weight loss provides options that just aren’t available through any other diet program. Our weight loss solutions are supported by medically-backed research and require a medical doctor. We use specialized equipment designed to accurately calculate your body type, in order to customize our program to each individual's needs. We are really confident in our approach to the medical weight loss program because we have a proven track record of success and we have been helping our patients shed unwanted pounds for over 30 years.
Medical weight loss refers to the process of losing weight with the help and guidance of a healthcare professional, typically a doctor.
At Innovative Women’s health, we have doctors that can offer assistance with your weight loss program through a variety of means that are not available to non-physician assisted programs. We pull from our knowledge and medical experience to help each of our clients create a realistic plan that meets their unique circumstances.
Doctors can also help you find and keep the weight loss motivation that you need to succeed. Our program is generally broken into three stages: initial consultation, behavior modifications, and weight loss medications.
We start with blood tests, aka Labs. These tests help us find insight into the biological process and how your body manages weight. This is usually followed by an InBody composition test.
InBody Technology is the next evolution in BIA (Bioelectrical impedance analysis - a method used to measure the components of the body). During this analysis, we look at an advanced measurement of your body's actual muscle-to-fat ratio. The innovative inBody system we use is superior to standard BMI measurements. The added details we capture help us to customize the program to your exact body type. Because each body is different we cannot expect a one size fits all dietary program to work with all of our patients. This is why we customize our programs for each individual client.
The body tends to see weight loss as a bad thing and will work to keep you at the weight you are. This is why when you are dieting you may experience an enhancement to your cravings and/or hunger pangs. The human body is essentially reacting to the loss of calories and is trying to prompt you to eat so as not to starve. It sends messages to your brain that you need to eat more in order to get back to your “set point” (a weight point that your body has accepted as a healthy normal weight) Unfortunately, your body is not concerned as much with being over... as it is being under that point. These are some of the reasons why people struggle with diets and why they seldom work. The body is literally working against you because it thinks the caloric deficit is a sign of danger or potential starvation.
Good news - The FDA has approved several helpful appetite suppressants designed to curb these hunger pangs. Weight-loss medications are an effective tool to optimize metabolic rate, feel full longer, and minimize the risk of impulsive eating. At Innovative Women's, we pair you with the right weight-loss medication for your body and goals. As doctors, we are licensed and knowledgeable about the proper application of many different weight loss prescriptions. When used in conjunction with diet and exercise, Phentermine may help you lose weight while the effects of coming on to a new routine solidify. Phentermine works by stimulating the hypothalamus, which regulates body functions such as sleep cycles and appetite.
Medications such as Bontril and Fluoxetine may also be prescribed to suppress a patient’s appetite, aiding them in sticking to a specific food plan for weight loss.
Though part of any quality medical weight-loss program, prescriptions are most effective when used in conjunction with a reduced-calorie diet and exercise. Further changes in your diet, activity level, and other food-related behaviors must be carried out long-term to maintain any lasting effect.
When our doctors review your labs, they may determine that you suffer from low testosterone. This could negatively impact your chances for successful weight loss.
Women’s ovaries produce testosterone naturally. If a woman's testosterone levels are low, it can interfere with the body's ability to process and store fat, build muscles, and result in reduced energy and motivation.
TESTOSTERONE THERAPY FOR WOMEN
It’s important to discuss testosterone treatments with a doctor. Our doctors only consider these options if they are appropriate based on the results of your labs. Too much testosterone in women can result in unwanted side effects. We will be able to determine if testosterone is an appropriate addition to your program or not.
Research shows that hormones influence your appetite and fat storage. An imbalance in hormone levels can create an imbalance in your metabolic profile. A study done at the University of São Paulo has discovered that in addition to maintaining bone and organ health, growth hormone also directs the brain to conserve energy when the body loses weight.
Once we have reviewed your labs, we can discuss whether or not eHCG is the right choice for you. eHCG is an amino acid that stimulates the pituitary into releasing more growth hormones, in turn reducing fat and improving muscle.
We’ve seen hundreds of patients lose weight safely and effectively this way. As long as you take the necessary approach to change and adapt the hypothalamus to the new body-weight-set-point, it can be the starting point for a new much-lighter you.
A study done at the University of São Paulo has discovered that in addition to maintaining bone and organ health, growth hormone also directs the brain to conserve energy when the body loses weight.
It is important to note that many of the aforementioned treatments are dependent on the lab work that we conduct as part of our medical weight loss treatment.
For most women, a nutrient-optimized diet program customized to your unique body profile will be the best solution. You may also be prescribed medicine that will help you maintain an optimal diet, reduce hunger pangs and diminish cravings.
This is a proven method we have used with great success. Our patients are quite happy with their ability to lose weight safely and quickly as part of their weight loss strategy.
Intravenous (IV) Myers' Cocktail treatments can be a great way to ensure that your body has the appropriate vitamins and minerals it needs to be healthy. IV therapies work to boost your immune system. Highly praised by doctors throughout the nation, Myers' Cocktail delivers nutrients straight to the bloodstream and vital organs for full absorption at the cellular level. Our Myers Cocktail is perfect to help alleviate symptoms like inflammation, low vitamin levels, fatigue, anxiety & stress, as well as boost the immune system and increase energy levels.
Today’s stressful lifestyle coupled with a typical American diet means a lot of people suffer internal inflammation issues that may prevent our bodies from properly absorbing nutrients in our diet. Because Myers’ is introduced straight into the bloodstream it gets 100% absorption and can help repair that internal inflammation and get your body back to a healthy state.
The reason this type of IV therapy is discussed as part of our weight loss program is because studies have shown that inflammation is a common underlying factor in all major degenerative diseases. It can also cause weight gain and create difficulty in losing weight.
By restoring your health and reducing inflammation, we can improve your sleep, increase energy and boost your health. All of these are key factors to seeing success as part of your weight loss journey.
Cryotherapy involves subjecting your body to extreme cold. Cryotherapy is great for the skin and body. Many professional athletes and famous personalities believe in cryotherapy as part of their regular beauty and/or workout routines. Rhonda Rousey, Jessica Alba, Alicia Keys, and Jennifer Aniston are among some of those names.
Health and weight loss benefits attributed to cryotherapy:
CoolSculpting®, or cryolipolysis, is a non-surgical body contouring procedure. We use a device to freeze cells in the fat layer under the skin. The body then gradually removes the damaged cells. CoolSculpting® is optimal for targeting specific problem areas that diet and exercise alone can’t change.
Does Coolsculpting really work?
Research shows that CoolSculpting can reduce fat in the treated fat layers by as much as 25 percent. CoolSculpting works to freeze the fat cells which are later excreted out of the body through the liver. This process will take some time which means that your results will continue to improve over the next several weeks. It generally takes about three months to see the final result. Studies have shown that these sculpting procedures are still visible 6 months post-treatment.
Innovative Women’s Health is a team of board-certified doctors and licensed physicians who have experience in progressive medical therapies and highly-honed skills focused on treating medical conditions specific to women.With over 30 years of experience, we have proudly provided top-quality care to some of the best physicians in WA. We continue to enhance existing therapies in order to provide patients with the highest quality of care. As with any specialized medical care, you will not receive our level of treatment from a primary care physician. Innovative women’s health has multiple locations to serve you - Conveniently located in and around the greater Seattle area.LEARN MORE
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