Texas Medical Weight Loss Clinic

With two convenient locations in McKinney and Frisco, Texas Medical Weight Loss Clinic can help you achieve your health and beauty goals. Stop by one of our locations where our clinic staff and physicians are dedicated to helping people lose weight.

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Understanding the Link Between Weight and Hypertension

Being overweight can increase a person’s risk for a long list of health problems, including hypertension. Fortunately, weight loss can help to control or even completely resolve many of the health issues that accompany obesity. If you have hypertension, losing even a small amount of weight can dramatically improve your health. Here is what you need to know.

What is hypertension?

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a condition in which blood creates an excessive amount of pressure on the inside of your arteries. Left untreated, it can cause stroke, angina, heart attack, peripheral artery disease, heart failure, and even vision loss and sexual dysfunction. Normal blood pressure is equal to or less than 120 over 80 mmHg. If your numbers are higher, your doctor may diagnose you with pre-hypertension or hypertension.

How are weight and hypertension linked?

Obesity is the leading risk factor for hypertension. Excess weight carried around the midsection is particularly dangerous. About 26% of hypertension cases in men and 28% in women are linked to obesity. Being overweight causes the buildup of fatty tissue that makes it more difficult for blood to flow through the blood vessels, which in turn can cause hypertension.

How is hypertension treated?

Hypertension can be treated with many different medications, including calcium channel blockers, ACE inhibitors, and low doses of diuretics. Weight loss can have the most dramatic impact on hypertension, however. Even a modest reduction in weight— as little as 10%—can lead to a reduction in hypertension. With weight loss, many people are able to reduce the doses of their medications or stop taking them completely. Weight loss can also help to control other conditions that can contribute to hypertension, including heart disease and type 2 diabetes.

Texas Medical Weight Loss can help you overcome obesity with our medical weight loss program that includes an appetite suppressant program and a long-term weight maintenance plan. Make an appointment at our weight loss clinic in Frisco today by calling (972) 762-3403.


How Do Appetite Suppressants Work?

One of the benefits of working with a medical weight loss clinic is that your efforts to lose weight are supervised by a doctor who can prescribe appetite suppressants. How exactly do appetite suppressants help you reach your weight loss goals? Watch this video to learn more.

The way appetite suppressants work vary from pill to pill. In some cases, they stimulate a flight-or-fight response in your brain, which curbs your hungers. A new type of suppressant being developed concentrates on stimulating the release of hormones that make you feel full.

At Texas Medical Weight Loss Clinic, our appetite suppressant program is a key part of weight loss for many of our patients. To learn more about our weight loss program in Frisco, please call (972) 762-3403.


Easy Tricks for Portion Control

Portion control is an essential component for weight loss, and many people start out on medical weight loss plans by measuring every serving. However, you may occasionally find yourself without the tools to measure your portion or the need to prepare a meal in a hurry. Fortunately, there are some general guidelines for envisioning the proper portion that will help you keep your weight loss efforts on track. Here is what you need to know. Keep in mind that you should check with your medical weight loss center to determine what constitutes a healthy portion for your specific needs.

Meat and Fish

For most people, three ounces of cooked meat is a good serving size. For chicken, beef, or pork, a three-ounce portion should be about the size of a bar of soap. If you decide to have a burger, make yours about the size of a hockey puck to get that same three-ounce serving. Fish is measured a little differently. You should still aim for a three-ounce serving, which for fish means a piece about the size of your checkbook.

Pasta and Bread

When you’re eating pasta, one-half cup cooked is a good target for your portion. If you don’t have a measuring cup around, plate up a portion that is equivalent to the size of your fist. For bread, pancakes, and waffles, one piece of each is generally a serving, but since pieces can range so drastically in size, it is helpful to still measure them. A serving of bread should be equivalent in size to a CD case. For pancakes and waffles, one serving is about the size of a CD.

Fats

For oil, a teaspoon is a healthy serving. That amount is about the size of the tip for your thumb. For cheese, four small pieces is one serving. These pieces should each be the size of one dice. Peanut butter can be healthy, as long as you restrict the serving to the size of a Ping-Pong ball, which is about two tablespoons.

At Texas Medical Weight Loss Clinic, you’ll get a complete weight management program, complemented with appetite suppressants and vitamin injections as needed. Call (972) 762-3403 to get answers to your questions about our weight loss program in Frisco.


What to Expect from an EKG

An electrocardiogram, also called an ECG or EKG, is a non-invasive test that measures your heart rhythm. It can be used to detect a number of different health issues, from arrhythmias to blocked arteries and structural issues. At Texas Medical Weight Loss Clinic, we may use an EKG as part of our initial weight loss consultation to help find the best program for you to lose weight. If you are scheduled for an EKG, here is a look at what you can expect.

The EKG Process

EKGs are painless and relatively quick tests. The test will start with you lying on an examination table. The technician will attach a series of electrodes to your chest and in some cases your limbs. The electrodes have sticky patches that help them stay in place, and in some cases the technician may have to shave body hair so that the patches will stick. Each electrode has a wire that runs from it to a monitor. When the technician turns the monitor on to begin recording, you will need to stay very still and avoid talking, which could interfere with the test results. Your technician will also make sure you are warm so that you don’t shiver. EKGs generally take about 10 minutes, although your test could be longer or shorter. Throughout the test, the electrodes will record your heartbeat and transfer information about its pattern to the monitor, which will record it for your doctor to study.

After the Test

EKG test results are available immediately. Typically, you will find out the results of your EKG during the same appointment. The doctor will use the information on the EKG to make decisions about the right weight loss program for you, including whether you should take appetite suppressants or if you need further medical tests to diagnose an underlying medical condition.

At Texas Medical Weight Loss Clinic, we use a variety of tools to support your weight loss efforts and ensure that you reach and maintain your goal weight in a healthy way. To find out more about our medical weight loss plan in Frisco, please call (972) 762-3403.


A Quick Look at Vitamin B12 Injections

Vitamin B12 Lipotropic injections can be an important part of your medical weight loss program, particularly if you are B12 deficient. Not only can Lipo-B injections help you lose weight, but they can also help to improve your skin, hair, and nails.

Watch this video to see how vitamin B12 shots worked for two patients. Although the patient who was not deficient in B12 did not experience major changes, the other patient found the injections life-changing.

At Texas Medical Weight Loss Clinic, we can help you lose weight in Frisco with a personalized healthy weight loss program and medical support to address issues that are interfering with your weight loss, like a B12 deficiency. To make an appointment, call (972) 762-3403.


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