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Medical Weight Loss

Medical Weight Loss – what exactly is it? First of all, let’s look at the definition of weight loss according to Wikipedia:

“Weight loss, in the context of medicine, health, or physical fitness is a reduction of the total body mass, due to a mean loss of fluid, body fat or adipose tissue and/or lean mass, namely bone mineral deposits, muscle, tendon, and other connective tissue.”

The percentage of people in the United States who are obese is shocking and skyrocketing daily. Daily exercise and play have been replaced by smart phones and video games. Also, due to our constant busy lives, people are eating fast food on the run. All of these factors can and have led to a staggering obesity epidemic in the United States.

Because of this problem, doctors and scientists have developed a number of medical weight loss programs to aid patients in losing weight and gaining optimal health. Let’s take a look at two examples of medical weight loss programs along with their procedures and goals:

* Non-Surgical Medical Weight Loss
The Emory Bariatric Center in Atlanta, Georgia offers a 16-week non-surgical weight loss program called “Your Weigh.” The program offers three meal plan options: 1.) Full Meal Replacement using Optifast® meal replacements; 2.) Partial Meal Replacement using only three Optifast® meal replacements per day as well as a patient’s own recipes; and 3.) No Meal Replacement where patients utilize their own food and recipes as guided by their own physician.

* HCG Hormone Weight Loss Plan
The HCG Hormone weight loss plan consists of HCG fat burning treatment accompanied by a prescribed low calorie diet. Using this protocol, participants can lose one-to-three pounds per day.

Before embarking upon a weight loss program, be sure and consult your physician first so you can devise a plan specifically for you.

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Medical Weight Loss Ultrasonic Cavitation

In today’s world, people desire to look and feel their very best. We eat the right foods, get plenty of rest and exercise several times a week. However, doctors and scientists are constantly developing new medical technologies that can assist people with their weight loss and health-related goals. One of these new technologies is known as Ultrasonic Cavitation (also known as Ultrasound Liposuction, Cavitation, Ultra Cavitation, Body Sculpting or Body Contouring).

Ultrasonic Cavitation has become an attractive alternative to other fat-reducing procedures because it is completely non-surgical. No scalpels or anesthesia is used, and clients do not experience any hospital stays.

Ultrasonic Cavitation utilizes low frequency sound waves and targets only the fat cells in various areas of the body. Specifically, these sound waves cause the targeted fat cells to leak their contents into the body’s fluid spaces. The body then takes the material from the fat cells and allows it to be processed by the liver. That waste material will then leave the body via sweat and normal “bodily functions.”

Besides being a non-surgical event, what are some of the other benefits of Ultrasonic Cavitation?

* Completely painless before and after the procedure;
* No bruising;
* Increased energy;
* Some noticeable results even after the first procedure, but more procedures are necessary to see significant results; and
* No time off needed for recuperation.

Those who perform this procedure report that Ultrasound Cavitation has successful results on the buttocks, abdomen, upper arms, inner knees, and thighs. Clients may experience a slight redness after the procedure, but any redness will dissipate quickly.

Ultrasound Cavitation is a great procedure for those who need to lose a moderate amount of weight, but the experts strongly recommended that clients also maintain a healthy diet and daily exercise in order to keep excess weight at bay.

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