Aerobic physical activity

ObesityAerobic physical activity is any physical activity or exercise that uses the large muscle groups of the body that increases the heart rate and breathing for long periods of time as opposed to anaerobic exercises.

What types of exercises are considered aerobic, also called endurance type, exercise?

Examples of aerobic exercises include the following:

  • Bicycling
  • brisk walking
  • unning, and
  • swimming.

Also see does exercise help you lose weight in NYC?


Bariatric surgery

ObesityWhat is bariatric surgery for losing weight in NYC?

Bariatric surgery is often recommended by physicians for those with morbid obesity although medical weight loss is still an option for many even with morbid obesity.

How does bariatric surgery work for weight loss in New York City?

The basic concept of bariatric surgery is to reduce the size of the stomach sac so that a person feels fuller sooner. However, the stomach sac is like a balloon that can re-expand gradually over time leading to weight regain in many patients that had gastric bypass surgery.

What are the risks of bariatric surgery?

Bariatric surgery also carries the risks associated with surgery such as anastomosis leak, anesthesia risk, adhesion’s, malabsorption, in addition to the risk of weight regain, so it has to be used judiciously and only after less invasive options such as medical weight loss were tried and not successful.Weight loss NYC

What are the other names for bariatric surgery?

Other names for bariatric surgery: Bariatric surgery is also known as gastrointestinal surgery or weight-loss surgery.

What are the types of bariatric surgery?

Gastric bypass (Roux and Y) or sleeve are the two types of common bariatric surgery procedures.

Who are the candidates for gastric bypass surgery?

his is surgery on the stomach and/or intestines to help patients with extreme obesity to lose weight.

What are the other non-surgical techniques used for weight loss?

Lap-Band, and Intra-gastric balloon are some of the commonly used techniques. Weight loss success stories

Glossary of bariatric surgical terms

Band Disintegration: Disintegration of the LAP-BAND® Framework gadget through the gastric dividers and into the lumen of the stomach.

Band Slippage: At the point when part of the stomach underneath the Lap-Band Framework, relocates up through the band, making a bigger pocket over the band.

Bariatric: Identified with the part of medication that manages the counteraction and treatment of heftiness.

Bariatric Specialist: A specialist who has practical experience in the careful treatment of weight.

Body Mass Index: A measure of fatness as measured by height to weight ratio.

Comorbidity: An ailment that exists notwithstanding and is caused or compounded by heftiness or some other essential ailment being contemplated or treated. With adequate weight reduction, heftiness related comorbidities, for example, type 2 diabetes, hypertension and rest apnea for the most part improve or totally resolve.

Dumping Syndrome:A physiological response habitually observed after gastric detour medical procedure. This activity is intended to adjust the capacity of the stomach and digestive organs and interfere with ordinary processing. Hence, at whatever point patients eat certain nourishments, for example, sugar and desserts, they may encounter “dumping,” portrayed by side effects of queasiness, flushing and perspiring, wooziness and watery looseness of the bowels.

Gastric Bypass: A surgery for the treatment of morbid obesity where a thumb-sized stomach pocket is made utilizing stapling strategies to separate the stomach and afterward interface the outlet of the pocket straightforwardly to the digestive tract basically “bypassing” the lower stomach.

Gastroesophageal Reflux: The retrogressive progression of stomach substance into the throat because of a glitch in the sphincter toward the finish of the throat. This can cause acid reflux and uneasiness. At the point when it happens over and again, it might become gastroesophageal reflux ailment (GERD), where stomach corrosive can in the long run cause scarring of the throat and other incessant issues.

Laparoscopic surgical procedure: A negligibly intrusive careful methodology where the specialist makes a few little entry points to get to the inside of the body. A long, thin camera connected to a light source and chopstick-like instruments are utilized to play out the activity. Contrasted with the enormous entry point of traditional open medical procedure, there is regularly less torment and scarring following this activity. As a rule, emergency clinic remain and by and large recuperation time are likewise decreased.Weight loss success stories NYC

Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass: An insignificantly obtrusive technique for performing gastric bypass medical procedure.

Lumen: The pit or channel inside a cylinder or rounded organ.

Malabsorption: A condition where the small digestive tract can’t retain supplements from nourishments.

Sleep Apnea: The impermanent suspension of breathing during sleep which may happen over and again, bringing about a poor night’s rest and daytime sluggishness. One of the comorbidities related with being obese.

Sleeve Gastrectomy: Sleeve gastrectomy is a weight reduction medical procedure in which the specialist cuts away a huge bit of the stomach. The new, littler stomach is about the size of a banana. It restrains the measure of nourishment an individual can eat by making the body feel more full in the wake of eating limited quantities of nourishment.

Stoma: The outlet to the stomach made by stapling or setting a customizable band around its upper part, which isolates the stomach into two sections – the little upper stomach pocket and the lower stomach – bringing about confinement of the measure of nourishment the stomach can hold and expanding the time it takes to exhaust. The LAP-BAND® Framework enables the stoma to be balanced by blowing up or flattening the inward surface of the band so as to alter the level of confinement.

How can W8MD’s insurance physician weight loss program in NYC help?

If you are considering bariatric surgery, and have never tried the W8MD’s unique non-surgical medical weight loss program in NYC, give us a call. You may or may not really need the surgery. It does not hurt to consult with a physician that is well trained and experienced in the field of obesity medicine to discuss all your options including surgical and non-surgical procedures so you can take an informed decision. What have you got to lose? Call us today at 718 945 5500 to learn more. We have many locations in NYC, NJ and PA with more coming soon.

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If you live in or around New York City, New Jersey or Pennsylvania, considering a prescription weight loss medication, there are many choices including Contrave.

Contrave for weight loss in New York City

Contrave for weight loss NYC

Contrave is one of the new weight loss medications approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration since 2011.

Highlights of Contrave for weight loss in NYC

  • As a non-addictive, non-controlled, weight loss prescription, Contrave has significant benefits although the effectiveness of this medication is somewhat in the mid-range in terms of weight loss results.
  • Compared to one of the most effective weight loss medication combination of Phentermine and Topiramate, Contrave results are a little bit less than Phentermine and Topiramate but comparable to Belviq and Saxenda
  • Contrave is the brand name for a new prescription, non-controlled weight loss medication that has two active ingredients – Bupropion / Naltrexone.
  • Contrave is available in the United States and some other countries for treatment of obesity in adults.

Weight loss success storiesIndications for Bupropion / Naltrexone (Contrave)

Adults who are obese with a Body Mass Index of 30 or over

Overweight adults with a BMI of 27 or more with at least one obesity related medical condition

How does Bupropion / Naltrexone (Contrave) work for weight loss?

A mix of two medications: naltrexone, and bupropion,

Naltrexone is normally used to treat alcohol and drug dependence

Bupropion is used to treat depression or help people quit smoking.

The combination of the two was found to help with weight loss.

What are the common side effects of Bupropion / Naltrexone (Contrave)?

  • constipation
  • diarrhea
  • dizziness
  • dry mouth
  • headache
  • increased blood pressure
  • increased heart rate
  • insomnia
  • liver damage
  • nausea
  • vomiting

Cost of Contrave

Although the regular cost is about $275-300 per month, there are manufacturer sponsored coupons that bring the cost down to as low as $99.99 to $114.99 per month.

Coupons for Contrave

A coupon for Contrave can be obtained at most W8MD weight loss centers after consultation with our weight loss physician

Doctors that prescribe Contrave in New York City

Contact W8MD at 718 946 5500 if you want to consult with our weight loss physician in NYC that can offer prescriptions for Contrave when appropriate.

How can W8MD’s insurance physician weight loss program help?

If you are overweight or obese adult in or around New York City, looking for a well trained, and experienced weight loss physician that can not only discuss whether Contrave is the right choice for you but also prescribe it for you if it is. Call us today at 718 946 5500 to learn more.

Garcinia cambogia

What is garcinia cambogia dietary weight loss supplement?

Garcinia cambogia is a tree that develops many countries in Asia, Africa, and the Polynesian islands.Obesity

What are weight loss effects of Garcinia Cambigia for losing weight in NYC?

Hydroxycitric corrosive in the natural product is professed to diminish the quantity of new fat cells your body makes, smother your craving and along these lines decrease the measure of nourishment you eat, and limit the measure of weight you gain.

Does garcinia cambogia work for weight loss in NYC?

Garcinia cambogia has next to zero impact on weight loss.

What are the side effects of Garcinia cambogia?

Garcinia  can cause cerebral pain, queasiness, and side effects in the upper respiratory tract, stomach, and digestion tracts.

How can we help?

If you are tired of being overweight or obese in NYC and have never tried W8MD’s insurance medical weight loss program in NYC, call us today. You will see the difference between us and others. We accept most insurances for visits with just $50.00 biweekly on top of insurance that includes any diet medications if dispensed in office.

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Healthy weight

Healthy weight in NYC refers to having a weight in the normal range usually measured with a body mass index (BMI) that falls in healthy range [see body mass index]. Generally speaking, a body mass index of between 18.5 and 25 is considered acceptable and healthy for most adults with a few exceptions for extreme body builders (who can be healthy even with higher body mass index).Nutrition

What are the benefits of having a healthy weight?

A healthy body weight is important as it may lower the chances of developing health problems such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

How to maintain a healthy weight in New York City?

When it comes to maintaining a healthy weight in New York City, it is important to understand that healthy weight is not about a quick fix, or a another fad diet for quick weight loss, only to regain the weight but it is a lifestyle change for long term weight loss success and results.

How can W8MD’s insurance physician weight loss program in NYC help?

W8MD’s insurance physician weight loss program in New York City is for those that have tried and failed many of the fad diets and are ready to try a clinically proven, evidence based weight loss program in NYC that not only helps you to lose weight fast in NYC but also to keep it off!

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Weight loss success storiesWhat is Lorcaserin (Belviq) for losing weight in NYC?

Lorcaserin is an FDA approved, prescription weight loss medication approved for adults.

What is the commercial name for Lorcaserin?

Lorcaserin is available in the United States and some other countries under the trade name Belviq.

What is Lorcaserin (Belviq) approved for?

Adults who are obese to lose weight or overweight adults with a BMI of 27 or more with one or more obesity related comorbid conditions.

How does Lorcaserin (Belviq) work for weight loss in New York?

Acts on the serotonin receptors in your brain. May help you feel full after eating smaller amounts of food.

What are the common side effects of Lorcaserin (Belviq)?

  • constipation
  • cough
  • dizziness
  • dry mouth
  • feeling tired
  • headaches
  • nausea

What precautions should you take while taking Lorcaserin?

Inform your weight loss doctor about any antidepressants or migraine medications, since some of these can potentially cause interactions or other issues when taken together.

What are some of the rare side effects of Loracaserin?

Rarely, severe liver injury is reported.

While on Belviq, avoid taking with cyclosporine.

It is a good idea to take a multivitamin pill daily.

Does W8MD offer Lorcaserin / Belviq as one of the options?

Yes, W8MD’s NYC medical weight loss physicians can prescribe Belviq when clinically appropriate.

  • Cost of Belviq in New York City – although regular cost is about $275 to $300. However, there are coupons we can use available at most W8MD weight loss centers that can bring the cost down to about $120 per month or so.
  • Coupons for Belviq in NYC are available at W8MD weight loss centers in NYC
  • Physicians that prescribe Belviq in New York City – W8MD physicians in NYC are familiar with Belviq and can prescribe when appropriate. Call 718 946 5500 to learn more or to make an appointment.Weight loss NYC