Utah Endocrinology Associates: Compassionate Weight Loss Solutions
Located in Salt Lake City, American Fork, and South Ogden, UT
At Utah Endocrinology Associates, we understand that every individual's weight loss journey is unique. Our caring and compassionate team, led by Alireza Falahati, MD, FACE, is dedicated to helping patients achieve their weight loss goals through a personalized approach. Unlike most weight loss centers and clinics, we offer advanced testing, including measurements of resting energy expenditure (REE) and total body composition by DXA scan, to ensure a tailored plan for each patient. To schedule an appointment, use our online booking feature or call one of our offices in Salt Lake City, American Fork, and South Ogden, Utah.
Weight Loss Q & A: Your Health, Our Priority
How does excess weight affect my health?
Excess weight can have a significant impact on your overall health. Adipose cells, which store extra fat, release hormones and chemicals that can influence your metabolism and cause body-wide inflammation. Over time, this can increase your risk of various health problems, including:
- Type 2 diabetes
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Cardiovascular disease
- Obstructive sleep apnea
Additionally, obesity may raise your chances of developing breast, endometrial, and colon cancers.
What are the benefits of physician-supervised weight loss?
One of the primary challenges in weight loss is managing hormone imbalances. Hormones such as leptin and ghrelin play crucial roles in regulating metabolism, appetite, and fat storage. As a hormone expert, Dr. Falahati assesses and treats hormonal issues that may be affecting your weight and weight loss efforts.
By joining the Utah Endocrinology Associates weight loss program, you'll gain a dedicated team of medical professionals committed to helping you achieve and maintain a healthy weight. With our ongoing support and encouragement, you'll be better equipped for success in your weight loss journey.
What services support my weight loss?
We believe in a comprehensive approach to weight loss that starts with a complete physical exam and blood testing. This helps us identify any underlying health issues that may require treatment or could affect your weight loss progress.
Our team at Utah Endocrinology Associates also conducts a total body composition analysis using advanced DXA scan technology and measures your resting energy expenditure (REE) to determine your unique caloric needs. This information allows us to customize your weight loss plan and establish the precise caloric intake necessary for you to lose weight effectively.
Additionally, Dr. Falahati and the team provide dietary counseling, meal planning, nutritional support, and exercise recommendations tailored to your health and lifestyle. In some cases, short-term medications may be prescribed to boost your weight loss.
If you're ready to embark on a compassionate, personalized weight loss journey, contact Utah Endocrinology Associates by calling one of our offices or booking an appointment online.