REQUIREMENTS OF A WEIGHT LOSS CLINIC
What are the requirements for a Clinic to be the best weight loss clinic explained by best Obesity doctor in Pune –
Weight loss requires a multimodality approach. One treatment may not fit or suit all. Unfortunately, the market and internet are stuffed with magic pills, powders to appliances that claim to give the magical weight loss easily. So how should the whole approach be? We asked this to Best Obesity Doctor in Pune –Dr. Kedar Patil practicing at best Weight loss clinic in Pune -Presize Clinic.
“Having a basic history taking about the daily food intake, physical activity, addictions, lifestyle, weight loss expectations, family support, and available resources is a first and basic step towards Weight loss” explains Dr. Kedar Patil.
Once an analysis is done keeping a realistic target is the next step.
The treatment could vary amongst the following options–
- Diet and exercise- where a realistic weight loss of up to 10% of the present weight should be set upon. People wish to lose excess weight quickly more often which is not right. Half to 1 Kg of weight per week weight loss is what is ideal .
Dieting alone can never help one lose weight as one may put back the lost weight if exercise is not done. Also by dieting alone, BMR (Basal metabolic rate ) reduces hence body fat burning process slows down to conserve energy and one may not loose desired weight.
- Non-Surgical Options –Intragastric Balloon is a nonsurgical and day care procedure where one can expect to loose up to 20 percent of excess weight. It can be an adjunct to diet and exercise in slightly obese patients who have not been able to loose weight.
- Bariatric Surgery – Can help one loose significant amount of weight i.e; 60-80 percent of excess weight. Bariatric Surgery is done in morbidly obese persons whose BMI is above 32.5. It has the dual advantage of weight loss and improving weight associated diseases like diabetes, hypertension, PCOD, Snoring, etc
- Medicines –Can help one loose up to 5-6% of the present weight, requires adherence for a long time, used selectively under expert supervision.
A comprehensive Qualified team which comprises of a Physician, Endocrinologist, Pulmonary Physician, Bariatric Surgeon, Dietician, Physiotherapist, and a Psychologist, can evaluate a patient completely and advise him appropriate treatment amongst the available options.
Psychological Counselling and lifestyle changes are integral to all the approaches
At Presize Clinic the best weight loss clinic in Pune, all these options are provided to the patient understanding the needs of the patient.
One needs to attend the support group meetings for Obesity are conducted by the team regularly where these treatment options are informed by the team.