Weight Management

Weight Management

Weight Management services offered in Orange, South San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego, CA

Whether this is your first attempt at losing weight or you’ve been on the dieting roller coaster for years, you have a better chance of long-term success with weight loss management from Peter Pham, PMHNP-BC, and Diana Bush, PMHNP-BC, at Black Onyx in Orange and South San Francisco, California. They offer comprehensive medical, emotional, and nutritional support, ensuring you don’t have hormone imbalances sabotaging your efforts and you’re armed with a healthy, sustainable diet and exercise plan. Call the office today or connect online to request a weight management appointment.

Weight Management Q & A

How does weight management improve my health?

Carrying extra weight takes a more significant toll on your health than you may realize. For starters, you have a much higher risk of developing osteoarthritis if you’re overweight or obese.

Your general health also suffers because fat cells release substances that contribute to inflammation, the type of inflammation that causes health conditions, including:

  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Liver disease
  • Kidney disease

Being overweight also increases your risk of developing cancer of the colon, breast, liver, and pancreas.

How does weight management lead to success?

If you or someone you know has tried to lose weight, you know it’s hard to do. Your chances of success are much higher when you follow the weight management program at Black Onyx. Their providers help you reach your weight loss goals by:

Identifying and treating roadblocks

Many people who are overweight have hormone imbalances that prevent them from losing weight. For example, when you start losing weight, some hormones work overtime to make you feel hungry, even if you have just finished eating. Nutritional deficiencies can also slow your metabolism.

Giving motivation and support

The Black Onyx team gives you encouragement and support and monitors your weight loss, so you’re motivated to reach your goals.

Providing expert information

You don’t need to worry about navigating the latest diets or figuring out food choices. Your Black Onyx provider gives you expert information. They also work closely with a nutritionist who helps patients with weight-loss goals and other nutritional goals.

What weight management services might I receive?

After evaluating your medical and weight loss history, your provider completes a physical exam and may run blood tests. They create an individualized weight management plan you can follow to reach your healthy weight.

You may receive any of the following weight loss services:

  • Nutrition counseling
  • Meal planning
  • Exercise recommendations
  • Dietary supplements
  • Stress management
  • Behavioral modification
  • Prescription weight-loss medications

Behavioral modification helps you identify and change the ingrained habits that trigger overeating.

Prescription medications work in different ways. Some reduce your appetite or control food cravings; others limit fat absorption or help you feel full after eating less. Black Onyx always combines these medications with a calorie-restricted diet and exercise plan.

If you want caring health care professionals to help you lose weight, call Black Onyx or connect online to request a weight management appointment.