Weight Management

Controlling your weight is an important component of your health. It is not always easy to loose weight and many factors, including hormonal imbalances influences weight gain. We now know that weight gain and fat storage is highly individual it is possible to address metabolic pathways and risk factors through a simple blood test.

The Diabetes epidemic affects us all. Insulin resistance is associated with metabolic syndrome, polycystic ovary syndrome, weight on the trunk and generalised inflammation. The Western diet leaves us vulnerable to develop Diabetes.

Besides energy or food intake, measures in combatting obesity includes managing stress, restoring normal sleep, addressing hormonal and vitamin imbalances including thyroid, adrenal and sex hormones. It is also important to assess the gut flora by supplementing the right probiotic according to testing. Genetic testing can be used to determine an individual approach.

A low grade of aerobic exercise is important to facilitate fat burn as well as improve your cholesterol profile. Supplementation with Omega 3, Chromium, and Magnesium are all effective in weight management. Metformin is a safe drug to use for reducing insulin resistance as long as Vitamin B12 levels are checked.

Simple lifestyle and dietary measurements, combined with the right medical advice can have a huge positive impact for you and your family.

For further advice and to arrange an appointment please call the Medical Clinic on 01243 771455.