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Weight Loss

Priya  V Balakrishnan, MD -  - Regenerative Medicine Specialist

The Immortality Institute

Priya V Balakrishnan, MD

Regenerative Medicine Specialist & Integrative Medicine Specialist located in The Wellness Village, Houston, TX

Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight helps reduce symptoms and complications related to chronic disease. At The Immortality Institute in Houston, Texas, board-certified internal medicine specialist Priya Balakrishnan, MD, and her team coach patients on how to safely lose weight using a combination of psychosocial, emotional, and nutritional strategies. Call the office or request an appointment online to benefit from medical management of your health while you lose unwanted pounds.

Weight Loss Q & A

Why should I consider medically supported weight loss?

Being overweight or obese accelerates the effects of aging and can exacerbate chronic conditions. With a medically supported weight-loss program from The Immortality Institute, you learn how to safely lose weight within the parameters of any health conditions you may have.

More specifically, you learn how to lose weight within any dietary constraints your condition may impose on you. Plus, the team supports you with a mixture of modalities that include:

  • Psychosocial support
  • Emotional help
  • Nutraceuticals and nutritional supplements

The team doesn’t use pharmaceutical interventions to help you lose weight. The goal is to reset your metabolism and achieve a healthy weight. Treatment and support continue until these goals are achieved.

Medically supported weight loss can help you metabolize and lose fat more quickly and more effectively than you might be able to achieve on your own. The program developed by the team is designed for you – so it’s not a generic one-size-fits-all program. They take into account your current health, genetics, and lifestyle when supporting you on your weight-loss journey.

How can being overweight compromise my health?

Many chronic conditions are caused by or exacerbated by being overweight or obese. Reducing your weight can help with conditions such as:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Arthritis
  • Sleep apnea
  • Heart disease
  • Depression
  • Infertility 
  • Poor sexual function

At The Immortality Institute, the team helps you manage these conditions, as well as kidney problems, as they guide your weight-loss journey. Even if you don’t yet suffer from any chronic conditions, losing weight can prevent them from developing.

What is involved in a medical weight-loss program?

The team offers a personalized program to improve your body composition as well as to help you understand the habits that prevent you from losing weight. They help you lose the weight and support you after weight loss, so you maintain your optimum figure for a lifetime.

At The Immortality Institute, the team combines health and psychological coaching, IV nutrition, and other therapies to help you drop pounds. Your provider offers hormone therapies when necessary, too, because sometimes hormone imbalances can contribute to unexplained weight gain and make weight loss with conventional means almost impossible.

When you’re ready to lose excess weight safely and effectively, call The Immortality Institute or request a consultation using the online booking tool.