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Weight Loss Specialist

The Allende Centre for Regenerative Medicine & Vitality

Alternative Medicine & Wellness Center located in Fresno, CA

Shedding pounds is a common goal, but achieving lasting weight loss isn’t easy. With the help of Diego Allende, DO, at The Allende Centre for Regenerative Medicine & Vitality, you can meet or exceed your weight-loss goals and enjoy renewed health and energy in the process. To find out more about medical weight loss at The Allende Centre for Regenerative Medicine & Vitality, call the Fresno, California, clinic or book your consultation online today.

Weight Loss Q & A

Who can benefit from weight loss?

Not everyone needs to or should lose weight. In fact, it can be harmful to your health if you’re already on the low end of a normal weight. 

Weight loss is most beneficial for patients who are classified as overweight or obese as measured by their body mass index (BMI) and their doctor’s medical diagnosis.

In general, classifications are based on the following:

  • Underweight: A BMI of less than 18.5
  • Normal weight: A BMI between 18.5 and 25
  • Overweight: A BMI of 25 to 30
  • Obese: Any BMI over 30

Of course, adopting a healthy lifestyle can benefit anyone, even if weight loss isn’t your goal. Dr. Allende may agree that losing weight is a good idea if your weight puts you at greater risk of developing long-term health problems, such as high blood pressure or diabetes.

What are the health benefits of weight loss?

Being overweight or obese is associated with a number of health issues. If you lose weight with Dr. Allende’s help, you’ll lower your risk of:

  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Some types of cancer
  • Sleep apnea
  • Chronic joint pain

Additionally, losing weight can improve your self-confidence and give you more energy to participate in the activities that you love. After weight loss, many patients report an improvement in their mood, sex life, social life, and quality of sleep. 

What is medical weight loss?

After a thorough consultation, Dr. Allende creates a personalized medical weight-loss plan for you. Losing weight with the help of a physician like Dr. Allende typically results in longer-lasting results and increased patient satisfaction.

Along with specific diet and exercise recommendations, your treatment plan may include:

HCG injections

Human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) is a hormone that pregnant women produce and is believed to regulate your metabolism. During HCG-supported weight loss, you’ll receive regular HCG injections from Dr. Allende while adhering to a strictly limited calorie diet.

Peptide therapy

Peptides are amino acids that attach to receptors in your body to control your hormone levels. Peptide injections can spur weight loss as part of a broader treatment program. When used alongside a diet and exercise plan, peptide therapy can help you shed fat while gaining muscle.

Start down the road to weight loss, improved health, and increased energy by calling The Allende Centre for Regenerative Medicine & Vitality for an appointment or booking a consultation online today.