Weight Loss Specialist

ForeViva Medical Clinique

Joelle Osias, MD

Gynecologist & Aesthetics located in Menlo Park, CA

The health risks associated with obesity and excess weight are widely known, but many people struggle to lose weight and get rid of resistant fat. At ForeViva Medical Clinique in Menlo Park, California, Dr. Joelle Osias is a weight loss specialist with decades of experience in effective weight management through a carefully selected and customized combination of treatment methods. Medical weight loss and the assistance of a trained professional could give you the extra support you need to reach your healthy weight loss goals. Get your personalized weight loss program, and call or book here on the website.

Weight Loss Q & A

What are the health complications associated with obesity?

Obesity can increase your risk for a number of medical conditions, such as:

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Fatty liver disease
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Cancer
  • Inflammation
  • Arthritis

The excess body weight puts more pressure and stress on your muscles, organs, and bones.

How does medical weight loss work?

Medical weight loss involves regularly scheduled visits with a trained medical professional who’s there to support you and monitor your progress. Medical weight loss combines effective treatment methods, such as:

  • Medications
  • Hormone therapy
  • Diagnostic testing
  • Rehabilitative exercise
  • Valuable information and education
  • Nutrition training
  • Body sculpting fat-reduction techniques, such as Electro Slim

Genetic testing

Dr. Osias utilizes 23andMe® genetic testing and Pathway Genomics® to determine in-depth, important facts about your health and genetics. Dr. Osias uses this information to detect any genetic factors that could be interfering with weight loss or your overall health, such as gene mutations like MTHFR or markers that indicate inflammatory arthritic conditions.

Some gene mutations can impact your metabolism, make you more likely to become obese and develop insulin resistance, and inhibit your ability to get rid of toxins. When you feel sluggish, you typically exercise less.

Human chorionic gonadotropin hormone

Dr. Osias uses the human chorionic gonadotropin hormone, or HCG, to help you increase libido, lose fat, build muscle, and raise your energy level and endurance.

Your body’s natural production of HGH typically drops in your 20s, so supplementing this growth hormone can combat obesity and improve the bone mineral content and reduced muscle mass that often occurs with aging.

For 39 days with medical supervision, HCG can be used once a day alongside a strict low-calorie diet between 750 to 1000 calories. Studies have not clearly explained how HCG works.  We believe that HCG acts as an appetite suppressant and allows your body to utilize your stored fat deposits for energy and nutrition.

ForeViva weight loss nutrition

Dr. Osias believes weight loss programs should be about eating more of the foods that energize and fuel your body, carry the right messages to your genes, and signal the right hormonal, chemical, and metabolic response.

Dr. Osias provides nutritional training that’s grounded in the science of gene expression.

Appetite suppressants

Dr. Osias also offers the latest FDA-approved appetite suppressants to help you curb your hunger and adapt to your new healthy lifestyle changes. Make an appointment today to see if you are a good candidate for FDA approved medications like Vyvanse, Phentermine, Contrave, Qsymia.

How does irritable bowel syndrome affect weight loss?

Irritable bowel syndrome is a gastrointestinal disorder that affects the functioning of your digestive system and involves symptoms such as pain, constipation, and fatigue.

Some people can rapidly lose or gain weight with irritable bowel syndrome. Working with a medical professional like Dr. Osias can help you manage your weight and condition.

Dr. Osias also specializes in food allergies, gluten sensitivity, and celiac disease and can help you identify the best food sources for your body. Call or schedule online today.