Weight Loss Specialist

Integrative Primary Care

Internists located in Houston, TX

It’s hard to understate the weight problem in the United States, with two of every three adults struggling with excess weight and one of three crossing over into obesity. At Integrative Primary Care, Dr. Imran Baig and Dr. Syed Farhat Zaidi applaud every effort to control weight and they offer some great tools to help Houston and Katy, Texas, area patients achieve their weight loss goals. From fat-burning injections to nutritional counseling, the doctors give you the tools you need to make a difference in your life. To learn more about your weight loss options, call or request an appointment using the online scheduling tool.

Weight Loss Q & A

What constitutes being overweight?

While everyone is different in terms of body shape, a good place to start to figure out whether you may have some weight to lose is the body mass index (BMI). Your BMI is a calculation based on your height and weight (sometimes your gender) that provides a preliminary measurement of the percentage of fat in your body. Here’s how the numbers break out:

  • Under 18.5: Underweight
  • 18.5-24.9: Normal weight
  • 25-29.9: Overweight
  • Over 30: Obese

Again these numbers are simply jumping-off points that give you a general idea of where you stand.

The best way to know where you fall in terms of weight is to have one of the doctors at Integrative Primary Care review your unique situation to come up with your own ideal weight range.

What complications arise from excess weight?

In truth, it would be easier to list what isn’t affected by carrying extra weight when it comes to your health. Being overweight has a direct, and indirect, effect on almost every area of your health, including your:

  • Cardiovascular system
  • Joints
  • Metabolic health
  • Organ health

The top conditions that are directly affected by your weight include:

  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Arthritis
  • Sleep apnea
  • Certain cancers
  • Fatty liver disease
  • Kidney disease

Again, these represent only a small sample of the health conditions that can be caused by, or exacerbated by, extra weight.

What weight loss options are available?

To help you embark on a successful weight loss program, we offer a number of tools to help you reach your goals more quickly, including:

  • HCG diet
  • B12 injections
  • Lipo C injections to burn fat
  • Prescription medications, such as phentermine
  • Nutritional counseling

These tools are meant to give you a jump-start in your weight loss efforts and the rest is up to you. For meaningful, long-term weight loss, you need to stick to your diet and embark on a fitness regimen to help your body fight off weight gain for years to come. Rest assured, the team at Integrative Primary Care is with you every step of the way, offering encouragement, counseling, and medical oversight.

To gain the upper hand on your weight problems, call Integrative Primary Care or use the online scheduler.