GEORGE MUTAFYAN, MD
Medical Weight Loss Management
Losing weight takes a lot of work and commitment. Dr. Mutafyan uses medical weight loss management techniques based on each patient's individual needs for optimal weight loss and long-term results in men and women from Glendale, CA, and throughout the Los Angeles area.
What is medical weight loss management?
Weight loss is no easy task, especially when you're left to handle the process largely on your own. Weight loss programs that focus on diet and food choices alone fail to take into account the underlying issues that tend to drive weight gain and prevent long-term weight loss results. Support groups can help, but unless you understand the medical causes of overeating, including your own personal food “triggers” and nutritional needs, losing weight and keeping it off is very difficult. Medical weight loss management takes an individualized approach to losing weight that's based on medical knowledge of the weight-loss process and the factors that can contribute to gaining weight, as well as your own personal medical history and lifestyle factors. It also includes ongoing medical supervision to help ensure optimal long-term results without compromising your overall health.
What health risks are associated with being overweight?
People who are obese or overweight – even by a relatively small amount – can have an increased risk for several serious medical issues and diseases, including:
- Heart attack
- Heart disease
- Certain types of cancer
- Type II diabetes
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Metabolic syndrome
Plus, being overweight or obese can have an affect on hormones, interfering with sleep cycles and causing increased irritability and decreased production, as well as decreasing your quality of life.
How can I get started?
The first step in a medical weight loss management program is to have a complete physical evaluation, as well as a review of your medical records and lifestyle habits. Lab tests may also be ordered to determine health issues and nutritional deficiencies. A custom plan will be developed based on your needs, and visits will be scheduled regularly to help you stay on track.