Fertility & Lifespan Medical Institute
Fertility Specialist & Reproductive Endocrinologist located in San Diego, CA
A startling revolution has taken place in the way we treat weight gain and obesity. The weight-loss hormone program at Fertility and Lifespan Medical Institute, directed by Steven A. Brody, M.D., Ph.D., now offers the latest and most powerful tools in the treatment of weight gain.
These include two new treatments for sustained weight loss:
- OZEMPIC (known as Wegovy or Semaglutide)
- MOUNJARO (trade name for tirzepatide)
Clinical studies have shown a weight loss of up to 20% of body weight, resulting in the loss of about 27 pounds in 6 months. They slow down the emptying of food from your stomach and suppress appetite. You will feel “full” for a longer period of time. They can eliminate the cravings that limit your ability to diet and lose weight.
The widespread adoption of these meds attests to their effectiveness. They mimic a natural hormone GLP-1, which is released after eating. As a result, they are remarkably effective for weight loss, cravings, and appetite suppression.
The body’s chemical messengers are the hormones that circulate in our system. They control metabolism, sex drive, hunger, and weight loss. Dr. Brody has studied the effects of hormonal weight challenges. He is Board-certified in the specialty of Endocrinology & Metabolism, and Fellowship trained in Reproductive Endocrinology.
With an array of effective weight-management medications, Dr. Brody can customize a weight-loss hormone program that targets your specific hormonal needs. Call 858-216-2096, or schedule an appointment online today to learn more.
What is a weight-loss hormone program?
A weight-loss hormone program is a specialized approach to weight management that focuses on regulating and optimizing the body's hormonal balance to promote sustainable weight loss. Dr. Brody will determine your hormone status and optimize a regimen that is unique to your own metabolism.
Hormones play a crucial role in weight management. Many hormones help regulate weight, including leptin, insulin, estrogen, and androgens. These hormones control appetite, fat storage, and metabolism. When hormones become imbalanced, losing weight can become more challenging.
Who is a candidate for a weight-loss hormone program?
Candidates for a weight-loss hormone program typically include individuals who:
- Struggle with excess weight
- Have tried traditional weight-loss methods without significant success
- Exhibit signs of hormonal imbalances, such as insulin resistance or thyroid issues
- Experience difficulties controlling appetite or cravings
At Infertility & Lifespan Medical Institute, Dr. Brody offers many types of medications to balance hormones and lose weight, You can count on a customized approach, CALL NOW: 858-216-2096, or book an appointment online. We have hormon balance protocols, lifestyle and nutritional modifications, and selective medications, as follows:
Ozempic® and Wegovy® (Semaglutide)
Semaglutide is a weekly injection that mimics the glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1). The average person struggling with excess weight can lose up to 27 pounds in six months.
The Mounjaro injection has been shown to help control hunger and cravings while managing blood sugar, when combined with diet and exercise. Some patients see about 21% reduced body fat using the medication.
This injectable medication mimics the glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) hormone to encourage satiety after eating and regulate appetite.
Contrave is an FDA-approved weight loss medication for individuals struggling with obesity, diabetes, or hypertension. It helps manage cravings and regulates appetite.
Orlistat (Xenical®, Alli®)
Orlistat works by blocking the absorption of about 25% of your fat intake. It can be an effective weight-loss tool when combined with a healthy diet and exercise.
Qsymia is a once-daily pill to manage hunger and impulsive cravings. Overall, it is the most effective weight loss medication in pill form. It is approved for long-term use.
Phentermine (Adipex-P, Lomaira)
Phentermine is an appetite suppressant. It increases two neurotransmitters, norepinephrine, and dopamine, which block the brain’s hunger signals. It is not approved for long-term use.
Call Fertility and Lifespan Medical Institute today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.
Words from our patients
I have been Dr. Brody's patient for over 8 years and I am so pleased to report that he has helped me with my medical issues, especially with balancing my hormones.
"He’s The Best Doctor I have ever dealt with very patient and has great advice I wouldn’t choose any other gynecologist over him!!"
"After years of trying other fertility clinics I must say that I feel Dr. Brody is my biggest hope and I'm finally in the right place."
"If you’re looking to optimize your health and energy, this should be the first place you go..."
"From the minute I walked in, I felt welcomed. Dr. Brody is very knowledgeable and has the ability to communicate all the information in a simple and understanding way."
Services We Offer
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