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Weight Loss Management

Internal Medicine & Weight Loss & Anti-Aging Specialist in Charleston, SC

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Weight Loss Management services offered in Charleston, SC

Millions of people across the United States struggle with Obesity. At Palmetto Health, in Charleston, South Carolina, Dr. Lominchar offers expert weight-loss management programs tailored to your specific needs. Medically managed weight loss is an effective, safe, and sustainable solution that could help you reach a healthy weight and stay there for good. To learn more about weight loss management, call Palmetto Digestive today or use the online form to arrange an appointment.

Why do I need weight-loss management?

If you’re overweight, your risk of developing serious, potentially life-threatening diseases increases significantly. Obesity contributes to the development of many illnesses, including:

  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol)
  • Heart disease
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and cirrhosis
  • Stress incontinence
  • Depression
  • Obstructive sleep apnea

Excess body weight can also affect your musculoskeletal system, particularly the hips, knees, and spine. In addition to causing ongoing joint and back pain, this can cause osteoarthritis.

Dr. Lominchar excels in reversing obesity to improve her patients’ overall health. She is an internal medicine expert with years of experience in weight-related issues. Dr. Lominchar provides a unique level of care, resulting in successful long-term weight loss.

What does weight-loss management involve?

Dr. Lominchar and her team offer comprehensive weight-loss management programs to help patients achieve their target weight. Your program focuses on long-term weight management rather than temporary results. 

Dr. Lominchar provides each patient with an individualized, medically supervised weight-loss plan that builds on these basic steps:

  • Diagnosing the reason for weight gain
  • Identifying the cause of an inability to lose weight
  • Treating the root cause
  • Setting goals
  • Monitoring progress

Your personalized program includes exercise, stress management, and behavior modification to help you change bad habits, as well as nutrition plans, and meal replacements if required.

Dr. Lominchar uses Optifast® and Robard Corporation® meal replacements, the highest quality, physician-prescribed products. They contain all the essential vitamins and nutrients you need to stay healthy while dieting.

Meal replacements make calorie counting easy, convenient, and require little preparation. Dr. Lominchar can custom-fit the right program to meet your weight-loss goals and medical requirements.

How do I get started with weight-loss management?

When you visit Dr. Lominchar, she performs a thorough exam and orders lab tests to check for problems like nutrient deficiencies and hormone imbalances. These issues could make it harder for you to lose weight.

You undergo regular body composition analysis to assess the body's fat levels accurately. Dr. Lominchar also gives you information on exercise and nutrition. Initially, you might benefit from an FDA-approved appetite suppressant to help you transition to a new healthy lifestyle.  

Vitamin B12 injections and lipotropic fat burners can help you stay energized. In addition, Dr. Lominchar ensures you receive the proper nutrition with a customized supplement plan.

To learn more about successful weight-loss management, call Palmetto Health today or book an appointment online.

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