Bariatric surgery is not for everyone, and losing excess weight on your
own can be difficult. That’s where a medical weight loss program
can help. Medical weight loss program is not surgery or a gimmick. Rather,
it is a guided weight management program based on evidence geared towards
targeting the root causes of obesity and weight gain. Medical weight loss’
main goal is to help individuals sustain a healthy weight for the long-term.
By blending education, support, medical monitoring and behavior modification
techniques, medical weight loss can help individuals gain control for
long-term weight loss.
In order to be a candidate for a medical weight loss program, individuals
must have a BMI of 35 or above, or a BMI of 30 with weight-related health
conditions, such as diabetes and/or high blood pressure. In other words,
medical weight loss programs are a solution for those who struggled with
excess weight and need supervised medical professionals help to treat
obesity. Medical weight loss programs address underlying factors and determine
a unique and personalized treatment plan based on your needs.
Medical weight loss takes an individual’s body composition and metabolism
into account when creating a weight loss plan. Therefore it differs from
the general diet rules or gym workouts. Medical weight loss is customizable,
helping those who just can’t do it on their own.
If you are seeking for and interested in learning about medical weight
loss programs in the South Bay, Torrance Memorial Health System provides
weight loss programs, including a
medical weight loss program.