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Weight Loss Specialist

Yeral Patel, MD -  - Anti-Aging and Functional Medicine

Perfect YOUth

Yeral Patel, MD

Anti-Aging and Functional Medicine & Family Physician located in Newport Beach, CA

If you’ve ever attempted to lose weight, you know that it isn’t easy. At Perfect YOUth in Newport Beach, California, functional medicine specialist Yeral Patel, MD, offers her expertise to help you create a weight loss plan that works and yields long-term sustainable results. To start dropping the pounds and perfecting your figure, call Perfect YOUth or book your consultation with Dr. Patel online today.

Weight Loss Q & A

How do I know if I need to lose weight?

Most adults in the United States are classified as overweight or obese. If Dr. Patel has taken your weight and told you that you’re overweight or obese, it may be time to explore your options for weight loss.

You may also wish to pursue help with weight loss if you dislike your body or if your size impacts your self-esteem. However, this isn’t always a good measure to decide if weight loss is good for your health. Dr. Patel may guide you to other self esteem-boosting treatments or measures if your weight is within a normal range. 

How can I lose weight?

As you may have already discovered, losing weight on your own isn’t an easy task. At Perfect YOUth, Dr. Patel assesses your current diet, lifestyle, and medical conditions to create a personalized weight loss strategy. It might include:

Nutritional counseling

Dr. Patel asks about your current diet and the foods you eat most. She may ask that you keep a food diary if you’re unsure about how much you eat from day to day. She gives you suggestions to help you control the amount you eat or balance your diet.

Exercise guidance

Whether you already exercise or not, Dr. Patel can help you learn to get the most out of your exercise by burning more calories. If exercise is difficult for you due to your size, she helps ease you into a plan that’s feasible for you.

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT)

In some cases, hormone loss leads to weight gain. If Dr. Patel thinks hormones contribute to your weight gain, she may recommend bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) to help control your weight.

How does losing weight benefit my health?

Carrying extra weight on your body affects more than just your outward appearance and self-esteem. In fact, it puts you at a higher risk of getting many long-term health conditions that could shorten your lifespan. 

If you lose weight and fall within a healthy range, you significantly reduce your risk of getting:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Certain types of cancer
  • Joint pain

It’s important that you follow Dr. Patel’s weight loss plan and don’t fall for any gimmicks promising quick weight loss. These could impact your health negatively and leave you less healthy than when you began. 

To start a weight loss plan that targets your needs and works, call Perfect YOUth or book your appointment online today.