Weight Loss

MD Weight Loss Skincare & Laser

Weight Loss Clinic & Med Spa located in Baytown, TX

More than one-third of Americans are obese. In Baytown, Texas, Dr. Daniel Nguyen is a board-certified obesity medicine physician who knows that obesity and excess weight comes along with increased risks of health complications. Dr. Nguyen and the caring medical team provide a compassionate and supportive environment to help men and women achieve long-term healthy weight loss using methods such as medication, lifestyle modifications, and supplements. Begin by booking your consultation online or call the office today.

Weight Loss Q & A

MD Weight Loss Skincare & Laser

What are the health complications associated with obesity?

Obesity can heighten your risk for a number of medical conditions, including:

  • Cancer
  • Arthritis
  • Diabetes
  • Depression
  • Inflammation
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Fatty liver disease
  • Cardiovascular disease 

 

Excess body weight puts increased stress and pressure on your organs, bones, and muscles.

How does medically supervised weight loss work?

Medically supervised weight loss involves the valuable support of a trained medical professional. At your regular checkups, Dr. Nguyen can monitor your health and help you lose weight safely and efficiently, combining effective weight loss methods, such as:

  • Medications
  • Supplements
  • Diagnostic testing
  • Rehabilitative exercise
  • Medical nutrition training
  • Lifestyle modifications
  • Valuable education and information 

 

Certain environmental and genetic factors can play a role in weight loss or weight gain. Dr. Nguyen considers every aspect of your health and looks at the best way to help you lose the weight and maintain your healthy weight long term.

Nutrition is another key part of your medical weight loss plan. It’s essential that you eat the right nutrient-dense foods to fuel your body and give you energy.

MD Weight Loss programs involve three phases.

Phase 1: active weight loss

During the active weight loss phase, you meet regularly with Dr. Nguyen. Your first visit usually lasts around an hour and a half and entails a comprehensive body composition analysis, medical and family history, and a physical exam. Dr. Nguyen also devises your customized weight loss plan.

Phase 2: transition

During the transition phase, you gradually increase your calorie intake and your physical activity level. Your medications are closely monitored and adjusted accordingly. During this time, you also learn how to self-monitor your weight.

Phase 3: maintenance

Phase 3 is the maintenance phase, during which you build confidence and have all the tools necessary to maintain your weight. By this time, you should have a better relationship with food and the energy to keep up with your physical activity level.

What medical conditions might affect weight loss?

Some medical conditions can affect weight loss, including arthritis and irritable bowel syndrome.

People who are in chronic pain usually find it more difficult to exercise regularly and need specially modified exercise plans. Some people with a thyroid disorder or other chronic conditions can lose or gain weight rapidly and require more specialized monitoring and care.

Dr. Nguyen can help you to identify the right medications when necessary and the best sources of food for your body. Call or schedule your appointment online to embark on your medically supervised weight loss journey.

*Individual Results May Vary