Weight Loss / Diet

Weight Loss / Diet Specialist
Weight loss can often be stressful, especially when you are going through it alone. With the help of Dr. Sierra, a leading endocrinologist, that doesn’t have to be the case. Patients throughout Midtown and New York City can visit Dr. Sierra and work with her to create a unique diet plan so you can lose weight safely and effectively.

Weight Loss/Diet Q & A

by Carolina G. Sierra, MD

What can a Doctor do to Help Me Lose Weight?

Obesity is a risk factor for numerous health concerns and doctors who are trained in weight loss and dieting know the best ways to help you lose weight safely. The doctor can help you organize a nutritional plan and suggest exercise which can help you shed the excess pounds. Your doctor will know the best methods to use depending on your age, medical condition, overall health, and daily schedule.

Where does Endocrinology Fit in?

Endocrinology is the study of glands in the human body and the hormones that they secrete. Hormonal imbalances and conditions can affect how a person’s body processes food and can contribute to a person’s weight gain. Types of conditions which can contribute to weight gain include:

  • Hypothyroidism
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
  • Cushing’s Disease

If you are suffering from a disorder in the endocrine system, an endocrinologist will know the appropriate ways to treat the issue and help you maintain a healthy weight. For some patients, addressing the endocrine disorder can result in the desired weight loss because the root cause of the problem is now being addressed.

What will Treatment Be Like? 

To help patients lose weight safely and effectively, each person will undergo a personal evaluation which will help to determine what underlying conditions could be affecting the weight gain and how best to reach weight loss goals. A personalized plan will be created and may include options such as:

  • Nutritional suggestions and eating plans
  • Activity suggestions
  • Medications to control hormonal imbalances
  • Lifestyle changes

By using a variety of techniques, our weight loss and diets plans will be as effective as possible. If is determined that a patient does have an endocrine disorder, the doctor will be able to diagnose and treat the condition right from our office.

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