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Weight Loss

Endocrinology & Psychiatry located in Houston and Katy, TX

Weight Loss

Weight Loss services offered in Houston and Katy, TX

Weight loss can be challenging, especially if you have underlying disorders that cause weight gain. At Endocrine and Psychiatry Center in Houston and Katy, Texas, Rakesh Patel, DO, works with a team including dieticians, physical trainers, and therapists who tailor a weight loss program to your needs to help you succeed. Click on the online scheduler or call the office to book your weight loss consultation now.

Why am I having trouble with weight loss?


Weight loss may be challenging for many different reasons, but hormone imbalance is a particularly common cause of weight difficulties. 


When your endocrine glands don’t create the ideal amount of certain hormones, you may gain weight and find it extremely challenging to lose it. A few of the hormone imbalances that may lead to weight gain include:


  • Insulin: the hormone that helps sugar enter your cells
  • Leptin: the fullness hormone
  • Ghrelin: the hunger hormone
  • Cortisol: the stress hormone
  • Estrogen: female reproductive hormone
  • Testosterone: male reproductive hormone


Other hormones can also influence your weight, and it’s possible to have multiple hormone imbalances at once. 


Mental health can also play a major role in weight gain. For example, about 43% of adults with depression have a body mass index (BMI) over 30. 

When do I need to see a weight loss professional?

The Endocrine and Psychiatry Center team recommends a medical weight loss program for patients who have trouble maintaining a healthy weight for any reason. 


Extra weight increases your risk of diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, liver disease, and stroke and the extra weight can reduce your life expectancy by up to 14 years. 

So, if you want to live the healthiest and longest life, weight loss is very helpful in achieving that goal. 


How does the weight loss program work?

The weight loss program starts with a full medical evaluation. Testing in the in-house lab checks your hormone levels and other aspects of your health to determine whether you have underlying health disorders that cause weight gain. 


The team then provides situation-specific care. Some patients need medication; for example, people with diabetes may need to wear a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) and inject insulin regularly. Other types of hormone imbalance may have different solutions, like hormone replacement. 


The team can prescribe weight loss medications as well. The Endocrine and Psychiatry Center has a pharmacy on-site. 


Most patients participate in a rapid weight loss program (Ideal Protein) that resets their bodies to lose fat. You’ll receive guidance and support from a dietician, physical trainer, and therapist to help you achieve your goals and maintain your healthy life changes.


To learn more about weight loss, call the nearest Endocrine and Psychiatry Center office or book your consultation online now.