Sometimes, despite our best efforts, weight loss can be difficult and medical intervention may be necessary to facilitate the desired outcome. Dr. Shadiar Ohadi can help patients in Sherman Oaks, California and surrounding areas to diagnose conditions that may be interfering with weight loss efforts.
Having a healthy weight is one of the best measures you can take to prevent and control health problems including heart disease, high blood pressure, type-2 diabetes, and even some types of cancer. If your weight is causing you serious health problems, there are a number of different options your doctor may suggest. This can include medications or even weight-loss surgery.
Before deciding on a course of action, additional tests may be run in order to determine what may be inhibiting your weight loss journey. The tests that are performed can include:
Prescription weight-loss drugs are much stronger than over-the-counter brands and can only be assigned by a licensed physician. They are reserved for those who have medical issues losing weight through diet and exercise alone. Your doctor may consider weight-loss drugs for you if you meet any of the following criteria:
Before deciding on a medication, your doctor will take into account your health history, possible side effects, and any potential interaction of the weight-loss drugs with other medications you may be taking. Contact the office to discuss your weight loss options with Dr. Ohadi.
Dr. Shadiar Ohadi works closely with numerous insurance carriers to ensure that our patients get the care that they need and deserve. If you have any questions or do not see your insurance carrier listed, please contact our office directly and one of our staff members would be glad to help you.
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