Medical Weight Loss Specialist

Coastal Primary Care

Kazi Rezai, DO

Addiction Treatment Center & Anti-Aging & Hormone Specialist located in Huntington Beach, CA

Nearly 70% of American adults are overweight or obese. If you want to shed pounds and live a healthier, more active lifestyle, medical weight loss can help. At Coastal Primary Care, Dr. Kazi Rezai provides a comprehensive Medical Weight Loss Program which combines lifestyle changes, sleep hygiene, satiety eating, exercise, nutrition and prescription medications to achieve long-lasting results. To make an appointment at the practice in Huntington Beach, California, call the office today, or request an appointment online.

Medical Weight Loss Q & A

What is medical weight loss?

Medical Weight Loss is a professionally supervised fitness and nutrition program designed to help you shed pounds once and for all. If you’ve tried various diets and exercise trends, but still struggle to achieve (or maintain) your ideal weight, a Medically Supervised Program can help.

How does weight affect my health?

Being overweight increases your risk of more serious health conditions, including:

  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Stroke
  • Certain types of cancer
  • Arthritis

Being overweight can also affect your mental health. One systematic review even found a correlation between depression and obesity. 

What does medical weight loss involve?

At Coastal Primary Care, medical weight loss involves three things:

Nutritional education

Your diet directly affects your energy levels and metabolism. Eating a healthy, balanced diet that consists primarily of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins can help you stay on track. Dr. Rezai can even make meal and snack recommendations that align with your age, health, and fitness level.

Exercise guidance

To lose weight and keep it off, you need to exercise. Even if you aren’t a fan of the gym, Dr. Rezai can help you find activities that keep you moving. That might mean biking, swimming, hiking, or playing organized sports with friends.

Medication

If diet and exercise aren’t enough to help you reach your weight loss goals, Dr. Rezai might recommend prescription medications or vitamin B12 shots. Certain medications can reduce your appetite and increase your Basal Metabolic Rate (so you burn more calories even while just sitting), while vitamin B12 shots can further boost your metabolism and energy levels.

Who is a candidate for medical weight loss?

Anyone who wants to achieve a healthier weight can benefit from the Medical Weight Loss Program at Coastal Primary Care. This is especially true if you’re living with any underlying health conditions which are exacerbated by weight issues, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, heart disease or pain in weight bearing joints (i.e., back pain, knee pain). 

Working with an experienced physician like Dr. Rezai can help you live a healthier life. It can also provide the education you need to achieve difficult goals and long-term well-being.

Take the first step toward improved health and request a medical weight loss consultation at Coastal Primary Care. Call the office, or use the online booking tool today.