New weight loss drug Contrave available in New York City

In September, 2014, the FDA approved another weight loss medication – Contrave, a combination of the popular antidepressant and smoking cessation drug, Bupropion along with Naltrexone, a medication used in opioid addiction.

Indications
Bupropion/naltrexone (Contrave) in sustained release formulation is approved for obesity defined as a body mass index of 30 or more.

Bupropion/naltrexone is a combination of two existing FDA approved drugs, bupropion and naltrexone both of which have individually shown some evidence of effectiveness in weight loss, and the combination is expected to have a synergistic effect just like the other prescription weight loss medications.

How effective is Contrave?

In the clinical trials, patients taking Contrave combined with diet and exercise lost more weight than patients taking a placebo and following the same diet and exercise program averaging about 5% of their body weight.

Dosing of Contrave

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The recommended daily dose of Contrave is two (8 mg naltrexone/90 mg bupropion) tablets taken twice daily (4 tablets total – 32 mg naltrexone, 360 mg bupropion).

Dose escalation of Contrave
Upon starting at a low dose of a quarter-dose (or one tablet) for one week and a pill will be added to the regimen each week until the full recommended dose is reached on Week 4.

Price of Contrave

Compared to the other new weight loss medications, Contrave is a bit more affordable costing about 0-100 dollars per month depending on insurance coverage.

Safety and Side Effects of Contrave

The most common adverse reactions reported with Contrave include nausea, constipation, headache, vomiting, dizziness, insomnia, dry mouth, and diarrhea.

According to Dr Prab R. Tumpati, MD – a leading weight loss physician and founder of W8MD Medical Weight Loss Centers of America, Contrave is a valuable tool in fighting obesity that affects over a third of the entire population of the United States with significant morbidity and mortality contributing to 50 other medical problems.

Locations for Contrave in USA
W8MD Medical Weight Loss Centers of America is one of the first weight loss programs to start offering Contrave for eligible patients to help lose weight and is available at their weight loss locations in New York, Pennsylvania. Call W8MD today at 1-800-W8MD-007 to learn more or to setup a consultation.

Insurance covered medical weight loss
As one of the very few medical weight loss centers that accepts health insurance for the physician weight loss visits, W8MD gets patients from far and near including other states!

Weight loss centers that offer Contrave in Pennsylvania
Philadelphia Insurance Weight Loss & Sleep Center: 1718, Welsh Rd, Philadelphia, PA, 19115 Ph: 1-215-676-2334

Contrave doctors in Greater Philadelphia
King Of Prussia Weight Loss & Sleep Center: 987 Old Eagle School Rd, Ste 712, Wayne, PA, 19087 Ph: 215-676-2334

If you are looking for Doctors in New York City that prescribe Contrave, you may want to contact the New York City W8MD medical weight loss center location at 718-946-5500.

Contrave doctors New York City
NYC Insurance Weight Loss & Sleep Center: 2003, Bath Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11214 Ph: 1-718-946-5500.

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How to Lose Weight Fast and safe in New York City?

If you are overw

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eight or obese, have health insurance and would like to lose weight in New York City, here are 1o things to consider.

Did you know that there are over 20,000 books written on the topic of diet and weight loss with so much misinformation and half truths spread as science?

Most people gaining weight have underlying metabolic, hormonal, nutritional, sleep related, stress, genetic or other causes for weight gain and it is crucial to understand these factors that cause weight gain.

Is insulin resistance causing your weight gain?

Affecting up to 71% of the entire population, resistance to the hormone that controls your blood sugar called insulin is very common and can lead to significant weight gain especially in the abdomen and upper part of the body. Since insulin resistance leads to metabolic starvation shutting your fat stores from being released, it can in fact make you crave carbohydrates and contribute to further weight gain.

 Some people confuse eating healthy is weight loss. Unfortunately, most healthy eating plans are maintenance plans and not designed to burn fat to lose weight.

Let a fellowship trained and experience non surgical weight loss physician help you lose weight under careful medical supervision.

Understand the role of sleep or lack there of in causing your weight gain

 

Check your waist to hip ratio

Ideal waist to hip ratio should be 0.8 in women and 1 or lower in men

Check your body mass index.

Join the new weight loss revolution and let W8MD medical weight loss centers of America’s program help you.

Call 1 800-W8MD-007 to learn more.

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Lose Weight New York City

Although New  City is relatively lean compared to some of the other cities in the United States, it still have over half the population being overweight or obese, according to the statistics. The obesity epidemic affects the minorities such as the Hispanics and African Americans to a significantly higher degree compared to Caucasians.

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Belly fat and weight loss NYC

How big is the problem of Obesity in New York City?

Obesity is one of our most important and urgent health problems faced by people in York City –just like the rest of the country. In New York City, 55 percent of adults are overweight or obese.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over the last 30 years, obesity has doubled among American children ages 6 to 11 – from 6.5% to 17% while obesity among 12 to 19-year-olds has more than tripled – from 5 percent to nearly 18 percent. Obesity and being overweight is estimated to cost the U.S. over $180 billion in health care costs each year.
County Statistics for New York City:
In New York City, 55 percent of adults are overweight or obese.
COUNTY WISE OBESITY RATES IN NEW YORK CITY
  • BRONX has an obesity and overweight rate of 62.7%
  • KINGS county (Brooklyn) has an obesity and overweight rate of 58.6%
  • Manhattan, New York has an obesity and overweight rate of 42.3 %
  • QUEENS county in New York has an obesity or overweight rate of 57.6%
  • RICHMOND county (Staten Island) has an obesity and overweight rate of 57.7%

Did you know that you can lose weight fast and safe in New York with insurance now, thanks to the 2010 Affordable Care Act that mandates insurance coverage for weight loss?
As one of the very few medical weight loss and wellness programs in New York City to accept health insurance for physician supervised, non-surgical medical weight loss, W8MD medical weight loss centers of America has helped thousands of patients lose weight fast and safe and is ready to help you!
Check out the amazing weight loss success stories and secrets of losing weight in NYC on our 52 weeks of weight loss and wellness video channel on youtube! Call 718-946-5500 to learn more or to make an appointment for weight loss in NYC.
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Does exercising alone help you lose weight in New York City?

  • Does exercise alone help you lose weight?
  • What is the role of physical activity or exercises for losing weight?
  • Do they have to be combined with other measures to lose weight such as a Very Low Calorie or Low Calorie Diets?
  • What do the studies show on exercising for weight loss?

While it may be a bit surprising to some, recent well established and well accepted research has shown that exercise alone is pretty useless for weight loss as exercise stimulates appetite and also builds heavier muscle.

It is the VLCD or LCD diet with or without exercises although with exercise when possible is preferred. When using the fast weight loss method such as Very Low Calorie Diet, it is important to be done under medical supervision. The good news is that most insurances cover physician weight loss now, thanks to the 2010 Affordable Care Act or Obamacare even if you have private insurance or Medicare.

Learn more on diet and exercise

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Are wondering what is the best way to lose weight? Trying to figure out what really works and what does not for weight loss? Do you want to hear what a leading practicing, and specially trained weight loss doctor has to say on what works and what does not for weight loss? Do you want to learn about what really causes your weight gain?

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Lose weight and reduce risk of diabetes in New York City

Insulin resistance is a condition during which the body’s cells don’t use hormone called insulin properly. this hormone helps cells use glucose for energy.

• Insulin resistance increases the danger of developing prediabetes, can lead to other problems such as stroke, and cardiovascular disease.

Prediabetes or metabolic syndrome is a condition  wherein glucose levels are over normal but not high enough for a designation of polygenic disease.

• Causes of insulin hormone resistance and prediabetes are many and include the current high glycemic diet that triggers production of high levels of insulin, genetic factors, excess weight, and lack of physical activity.

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large woman need to lose weight

  1. Metabolic Syndrome
    Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of any 3 of the subsequent conditions:
  2. waist size of forty inches plus for men and thirty five inches plus for ladies
  3. triglyceride levels of one hundred fifty milligrams per metric capacity unit (mg/dL) or more, or taking medication for elevated lipid levels
  4. HDL, or “good,” sterol level below forty mg/dL for men and below fifty mg/dL for ladies, or taking medication for low high-density lipoprotein levels
  5. blood pressure levels of 130/85 or higher, or taking medication for elevated BP
  6. fasting blood sugar levels of one hundred mg/dL plus, or taking medication for elevated blood sugar levels

If you have belly fat, skin tags in the neck, or darker or thicker lines in the neck called Acanthosis Nigricans, you might be insulin resistant.

• What is Acanthosis Nigricans – velvety, mossy, flat, wart-like darkened skin on your neck or armpits or underneath your breasts?

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Acanthosis Nigricans in the neck is a sign of insulin resistance

 

What can be done to reduce risk of diabetes?

• Being physically active, creating wise food decisions, especially low glycemic, protein based diets, and reaching and maintaining a healthy weight can help forestall or reverse hormone resistance and prediabetes.

How can W8MD Medical Weight Loss Centers of America’s Prediabetes/Metabolic Medicine weight loss program help?
W8MD Medical Weight Loss Program could be a medical weight loss and sleep well-being program for those that are serious about losing weight and have failed other measures. We would like to provide you all the tools you would like to reach losing weight quickly and safe with offices in many nations within the us. we have a tendency to additionally supply a reasonable telemedicine program for those who don’t have W8MD center close to them thus you’ll be able to be evaluated by one among our  physicians to know the advanced factors that result in weight gain and to plan a non-surgical strategy to assist you fight blubber.

Our weight loss group has helped patients accomplish their goals by employing a clinically proven evidence based four-step methodology for safe weight loss:

  • a physician-supervised diet and weight loss medication,
  • a in person structured and administered exercise program,
  • comprehensive psychotherapy, and
  • ongoing weight maintenance support.

We can assist you accomplish long lasting weight loss while not feeling perpetually hungry. once you resent your weight loss program as a result of you’re feeling perpetually hungry, it’s rather more tough to continue any important long term changes for weight loss. once you feel hungry, you’re biologically driven to eat, and diet plans that force you to fight that biological impulse will be tough to take care of. At W8MD Medical Weight Loss Program, we would like to assist you accomplish lasting weight loss results for long term weight loss success.


Dr. Prab R. Tumpati
is an extremely trained and revered medical doctor familiar with the new obesity medicine drugs that are FDA approved.  Dr Tumpati is also board certified in Sleep Disorder management such as sleep apnea as weight gain and sleep apnea go together.W8MD Medical Weight Loss Program is devoted to personalized treatment plan that works for you. As one of the very medical weight loss centers to accept health insurance for the weight loss physician visits, we can help you lose weight fast and safe. Your insurance might cover the cost of the weight loss physician visits, thanks to the Affordable Care Act that mandates insurance coverage for obesity. Our non-surgical medical weight loss program relies on the newest medical science and utilizes evidence based strategies to slim down and keep the weight off for a long duration.

Prab R Tumpati, MD

Prab R Tumpati, MD
Founder, W8MD medical weight loss centers

Dr. Tumpati oversees all our patients and helps customise their individual weight loss treatments. You can learn more on our main web site at http://www.w8md.com or call us at 1(800) W8MD-007. We have Weight loss and sleep clinics in North East Philadelphia, King of Prussia, PA and New York City.

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