Weight Loss

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Health & Wellness

“At Solis Health and Beauty we seek to promote optimal wellness so patients can live their best life.”

Did you know obesity is considered a chronic disease? It’s also a national epidemic. Nearly 1.5 billion adults are overweight or obese worldwide. Roughly 2 out of 3 adults in the U.S. are overweight or obese. While U.S. obesity rates have overall stayed steady since 2003, they have more than doubled since 1980. By 2030, if U.S trends continue unabated, estimates predict that roughly half of all men and women will be obese. Obesity related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer. These are among the leading causes of preventable, premature death.

Women in particular face unique challenges that affect weight, due to the stress that childbearing imposes on the body and then transitioning through menopause in the latter part of the reproductive cycle. Research shows that women who are already overweight or obese prior to conception will have higher risks of diabetes in pregnancy, hypertension, preterm labor and delivery, babies requiring neonatal ICU admissions, and poor pregnancy outcomes. In addition, the metabolic intrauterine environment during initial conception and subsequent embryonic and fetal development is increasingly understood to influence the short- and long-term health outcomes for the child, such as future childhood obesity, diabetes, asthma, heart disease, and neurodevelopmental disorders. Pregnancies from parents with obesity may impact the health outcomes for future generations through epigenetic modifications in both maternally and paternally derived gametes, as well as through metabolic programming of the embryo and fetus.  

Menopause also has a definite effect on a woman’s metabolism. According to research from the Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation (SWAN), published in March 2019, menopause causes a woman’s body to gain fat and lose lean muscle mass approximately 2 years before their last menstrual period, and until 2 years into the post menopausal period. Overweight and obese women are at increased risk for menstrual irregularities, infertility, gastrointestinal diseases, liver disease, impaired kidney function, heart disease, breast and uterine cancers.

People living with obesity may be viewed as having made the choice to be obese, resulting in an undermining of their human rights, social rights, and access to quality health care. Of note, women face more weight bias, stigma, and discrimination than men.  Obesity is a chronic, progressive, relapsing, and treatable multifactorial, neurobehavioral disease. Multiple studies have shown weight regain within 24 months after bariatric surgery in approximately 50% of patients. This is why it is important to consult with a medical provider who is an expert in managing weight throughout the lifespan and has knowledge of how hormones play a role in weight gain.

At Solis Health and Beauty, we seek to partner with patients to understand their unique challenges and perform a thorough workup, including lab work, to create an individualized treatment plan that will work for each patient to meet their particular weight loss goals. We offer various treatment options for weight management, including prescription medications like semaglutide. However, we also use a multidisciplinary and holistic approach through our partnership with registered dieticians for nutrition counseling, and medical-grade supplements and products for ongoing nutritional support.

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Some plans may cover weight loss medications, but most will not. We will help you navigate through this process so you can utilize insurance benefits whenever possible.

Drugs that are approved by the FDA are generally considered safe, but guidance and surveillance with a medical provider that performs a thorough exam, including lab work, and has experience with weight management is key.

We use sterile compounding pharmacies within the United States only, that either have third party accreditation or state board certification, submit to third party testing of their pharmaceuticals to ensure quality and consistency, and adhere to FDA required regulations and inspections.

We recommend high quality, medical grade supplements that are typically only obtained through a medical provider, because they adhere to FDA quality standards and requirements. Traditional over the counter supplements found in stores do not have to follow these requirements. Recommendations are made after patients have completed lab work, so recommendations are based on each patient’s particular needs.

We require an initial 3 month commitment for our weight loss program to get patients on track with behavior modification, lifestyle changes, and start their journey towards slow and steady weight loss. Studies show that it takes 60-90 days for new habits to become automatic. At Solis Health and Beauty we want to ensure patient success, and will continue to work with patients beyond 3 months depending on weight loss goals.

Yes, insurances will cover a consultation with a hospital based registered dietician. If the consultation is not covered by insurance, nutrition counseling is offered by registered dietitians for a reasonable fee.

To obtain the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist title, the professional must at least have a bachelor’s degree with a major course of study in human nutrition, food and nutrition, dietetics, or food management. In addition, the completed course work must be accredited or approved by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics. They must also complete an accredited supervised practice program (which lasts 6 to 12 months), and pass a national exam administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. In order to maintain the RDN credential, they must also complete continuing educational requirements as required by the state of Florida. Currently the state of Florida does not require any certifications to hold the title of health or wellness coach.

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