What Is Medical Weight Loss?

If you are finding that your weight is creeping higher and higher on the scale, then you may need to start thinking about taking control of this situation before it gets out of hand. More than 70-percent of the adult population in the United States is overweight, and that number is not reducing at a rate to prevent the problems associated with obesity. Today, heart disease, due to being overweight, is still the number one killer. Diabetes has gotten so out of hand, it could single-handedly bankrupt the healthcare system if people do not learn to take the notion of bringing their weight under control into serious focus. To help curb the problems associated with uncontrolled weight gain, many medical facilities have started orienting their practice around helping people drop the pounds. For most of the people using these medical weight loss services, weight reduction is the primary approach to helping patients restore their health and build good habits to remain healthy well into old age. With that in mind, medical weight loss covers a variety of ideas. Here are just a few.

Medical Weight Loss Programs

For individuals that simply need to lose less than 100-pounds, these people can typically benefit greatly from a comprehensive medical weight loss program. A medical weight loss program is going to rely on restricting caloric intake to around 1200 calories a day. This is because the caloric intake of an individual needs to be below the average body’s caloric burn rate in a day to ensure weight reduction. Adding exercise on top of this formula helps to burn calories faster. This in turn results in losing far more calories than a person is consuming. This ensures that a person will be able to significantly lose weight if they stick to this type of medical weight loss program.

Sometimes these programs are enhanced with other weight loss methods like lipotropic injections to improve weight loss while helping with hormone balance. Hormone balance can be an important factor in a medical weight loss program, because adrenal function and thyroid function, both of which are regulated by hormones, need to be functioning correctly to encourage a higher metabolic rate to increase the number of calories the body is capable of burning each day. Additionally, improving the hormone balance can also positively affect insulin function and help the body move from being insulin resistant to being more positively insulin sensitive.

Benefits

The benefits of engaging in a weight loss program is that supervised weight loss is easier to achieve than if you’re just doing it on your own. Our doctors can hold you accountable and keep you on track. Not only that, but we can make sure you’re staying healthy and keeping your body in good condition while you lose the weight. Sometimes weight loss can be done in an unhealthy way, such as starvation or obsessive exercise, so our team will make sure you don’t become unhealthy or injury yourself in this process.

Contact Old Town Med Spa if you are interested in joining a weight loss program. Schedule your consultation today! We have two offices, both located in Chicago, IL.

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May16,2018

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Dec29,2017

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Dec27,2017

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Dec22,2017

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Dec22,2017

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Hydrafacial

by Lita

Dec21,2017

My skin was glowing, the staff is always welcoming. I highly recommend getting a hydrafacial with Maureen!

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Microderm

by ann greenberg

Dec21,2017

Jennie is great- very knowledgeable with her recommendations, very professional and nice!

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Amazing

by Laura young

Dec21,2017

Beyond amazing energy and kindness from Jennie,! She creates a comfortable environment for treatment and is incredibly clear in her instructions and details of the procedures. The treatments are quick and thorough and each time i am more than satisfied with the results.

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Laser Hair Removal

by Samantha

Dec21,2017

I come to Old town Med sp a for Laser Hair Removal and everytime I book my appointment with Maureen! She is amazing at what she does and she makes the experience fun. She’s amazing!

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Dec20,2017

Jennie is great- highly recommend her for laser hair removal. Very professional and nice!

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Dec14,2017

Great service, Maureen is friendly and accommodating! She always makes sure I’m feeling okay, and not in pain. Good results, especially for my stubbornly thick hair!

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Hydrafacial

by Brian

Oct27,2017

Awesome! Love the results and the team!

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Hydrafacial

by Megan

Oct27,2017

Absolutely amazing service done at Old Town MedSpa. The staff was extremely personable and made my experience wonderful, and relaxing! I will definitely be back to see Maureen for my next Hydrafacial!

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Great Service!!

by Holly

Sep 5,2017

I came in to get my filler reversed that I had done at another facility. They took me the same day I called and were fabulous to deal with. I will definitely be returning.

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Laser Hair Removal

by Lindsay

Jul24,2017

Best laser hair removal I’ve ever had. Quick and easy and I’ve never had better results. Little to no growth left.

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Laser Hair Removal

by Andy Gierman

Jul17,2017

Valerie is amazing! The laser hair removal is effective and the process is quick. Valerie is great at explaining what to expect and I am pleased with the results so far!

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juvederm looks great!

by Danielle Reiman

Apr12,2017

Professional and warm service with great results! Will definitely be back again for juvederm

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Hydrofacial

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Feb 9,2017

The hydrofacial leaves your face feeling amazing!! Jennie and Maureen make you feel so comfortable! I will be back

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Jan30,2017

Excellent staff and doctor. Every service had been exemplary!

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Jan30,2017

Best botox in town

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Botox

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Jan26,2017

Great place confidently located, nice staff, fantastic doctor

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