Habib Dalhoumi, MD
Lifestyle Medicine located in Mission Valley, San Diego, CA
Trying to lose weight on your own can be a long, difficult journey that often fails. At Inspire Wellness, with location in the Mission Valley area of San Diego, board-certified family medicine specialist Dr. Habib Dalhoumi offers medical support for weight loss so you can succeed with ease. Get a customized plan that takes into account hormonal and lifestyle issues that are nearly impossible to overcome on your own. Call one of the offices or book an appointment online to learn how you can lose weight for good.
Weight Loss Q & A
Why lose weight?
Being overweight or obese doesn’t just keep you out of the size of skinny jeans you desire, it can pose a very real risk to your health. Conditions that are associated with carrying too many pounds include:
- Type 2 diabetes
- Heart disease and stroke
- Certain types of cancer
- Sleep apnea
- High blood pressure
- Kidney and liver disease
You may also suffer sexual dysfunction and psychological problems, such as depression, due to being obese or overweight. Losing weight can result in new confidence and energy.
Why is medically supervised weight loss an asset?
When you are accountable to someone -- especially a doctor -- for losing weight, you’re better able to stick to your diet and exercise plan. Dr. Dalhoumi can also offer safe, effective medications to help you with the challenging process of losing weight.
He can ensure you lose weight at a safe, sustainable rate so that you see results. Plus, the team can be sure you don’t have underlying health issues standing in the way of you and your healthy weight.
What functional medicine options can help with weight loss?
At Inspire Wellness, Dr. Dalhoumi carefully looks at your particular situation, including lifestyle, job, family life, dietary habits, and exercise levels. He provides an analysis of possible physical barriers to weight loss through testing, including:
- A comprehensive thyroid panel
- Body composition analysis
- Hormone evaluation
The results of these tests help inform his recommendations for appetite suppressants, other weight-loss medications, and vitality injections.
What medications are available to help with weight loss?
At Inspire Wellness, you may be prescribed phentermine or ContraveⓇ. When used as part of an overall weight-loss plan, phentermine helps people who are obese suppress their appetite. It assists with weight loss by helping you stay energized but keeping you feeling full for longer, so you eat less.
Contrave is also only available through prescription, and when used in conjunction with a medically supervised weight-loss program as offered by the team at Inspire Wellness, it can help you lose weight and reduce the health risks associated with being obese. The medication works to restore the balance of neurotransmitters in your brain to manage hunger and cravings.
To learn more about the weight-loss program available at Inspire Wellness, call one of the offices or use the online tool to make an appointment.