Trifecta Health and Dr. Edward Fruitman, M.D. offer medication management for weight-loss in New York. Every weight management regiment is tailored to patient’s specific issues, problems and goals to achieve.
Why choosing Trifecta for weight loss?
We are treating your weight issues not as an isolated problem, but rather as multi-dimensional complex, engaging all tools available to us and passed to you as our patients. 360 degree treatment from medication management to special diets, nutritional counseling and non-invasive, non- surgical cosmetic targeted stubborn fat removal by Coolsculpting.
What exactly is obesity medicine?
Obesity medicine is a relatively new specialty that recognizes that the condition is a disease and that treating the disease is the best way to prevent diabetes and other lifestyle related illnesses.
How do you treat obesity?
For patients who have been unsuccessful losing weight with lifestyle changes, we offer pharmacotherapy options. Research over the past 15 years has shown that obesity inevitably causes damage to the circuits in the brain that control weight and as a result, the signals going from the fat cells, stomach and intestines to your brain become diminished which causes your brain to tell your body to gain more weight. Medications, to some extent, can mimic or amplify the signals to the brain allowing for a reduction in appetite and cravings as well as an increased sense of fullness and increases in resting energy expenditure.
When is the best time to initiate treatment?
Because of the above mentioned changes in the weight regulating system and the increased risk for diabetes, coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, stroke and cancer, it is better to seek treatment early. According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated of 1-3 cancer deaths in the United States is linked to excess body weight, poor nutrition and physical inactivity. Clinical trials are beginning to show that weight loss can reduce the risk of getting cancer as well as the risk of recurrence of the cancer.
How much weight can I expect to lose?
It is difficult to predict how much and in what time frame a patient will lose the weight. It is reasonable to expect to lose anywhere between 5- 15% of your body weight. Studies have repeatedly shown that health benefits are evident with a weight reduction of 5%.
Lipotropic Vitamin Injections
Trifecta Health offers lipotropic injectons in NYC to help you lose weight. Lipotropic B-12 injections are composed of several vitamins, minerals and essential amino acids, which are all essential for health, wellbeing, and also helps boost the general output of the liver, which we all know is key in the weight loss process.
Depression and Weight
Most antidepressants list weight gain as a potential side-effect. A majority of patients taking antidepressants for a long period of time experience an increase in their weight. Frequently, the weight gain with antidepressants is very gradual and “sneaks up” on patients. Most patients gain only a few pounds over the course of a year but this may add up after a period of many years of taking antidepressants. Fortunately, not all antidepressants have weight gain as a side-effect. Most patients can have their antidepressant regimen optimized to reduce the risk of weight gain. Modifications to medication regimen may even help promote weight loss.
CoolSculpting – non-surgical fat removal
Trifecta Health and Dr. Edward Fruitman, M.D. offer weight management programs, such as medication management and nutrition counseling in New York. Every program is tailored to patient’s specific issues, problems and goals to achieve.
Trifecta’s Approach to Depression and Weight
At Trifecta Health NYC, we take a careful medical and mental health history, and order necessary blood work and tests to try to identify any hormonal or vitamin deficiencies. Frequently, correcting vitamin deficiencies and hormonal imbalance, combined with a correct antidepressant regiment can help patients return to their ideal body weight.
When needed, Trifecta Health NYC doctors provides prescription vitamins and lipotropic B-12 vitamin injections. In some cases, where more rapid results are desired and medically warranted, appetite suppressants may be used, following an EKG and medical work-up. Meal replacement plans are available for patients who need to reinforce their long-term commitment to wellness.
To help ensure safe and permanent weight loss we provide a body composition analysis, an estimation of resting metabolic rate and timely blood work. At Trifecta Health NYC we reinforce patient success by offering nutritional and life-style advice and support.