Excess weight is a common problem for many women and isn’t easy to overcome. If you need help losing weight, visit the experienced medical team at Yao Hsu, MD, in East Los Angeles, California. The highly skilled practitioners offer comprehensive weight loss programs that address the issues making it hard for you to achieve your goals. Call or visit Yao Hsu MD, Inc. to discover how you can benefit from the medical weight loss program or schedule a weight loss assessment online today.

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Is weight loss something I should consider?


If your body weight exceeds a healthy level for your height and frame, you could be at risk of numerous medical problems and early death. Therefore, weight loss is definitely worth considering for people carrying too many extra pounds.

Conditions related to excess weight include:

  • Cancer
  • Heart disease
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Kidney disease
  • Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)
  • Peripheral artery disease (PAD)
  • Venous and arterial ulcers
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Obstructive sleep apnea

Weight problems significantly increase your risk of suffering a stroke or heart attack. They also make you vulnerable to low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, and skin disorders.

What’s the best way to approach weight loss?

Medical weight loss is the safest, most effective way to lose excess weight and prevent it from returning. Yao Hsu MD, Inc. has a unique approach to weight loss that focuses on the root cause of your problem, unlike commercial diet programs.

For example, before starting a specific diet, it’s important to know whether you have any food allergies or intolerances. You might wonder if you have a problem if you feel bloated after eating dairy or wheat, which often causes intolerances and allergies.

With a simple blood test, the medical team can identify food allergies and intolerances, enabling them to create a tailored diet plan suited to your digestive system.

Other problems that can affect your ability to lose weight include:

  • Poor diet
  • Lack of exercise
  • Hormonal imbalances (such as because of PCOS or menopause)
  • Stress
  • Emotional anxiety
  • Unhealthy habits

Dr. Hsu and his medical team use the information you provide combined with your individual body composition and metabolism to develop a personalized nutrition and lifestyle plan, helping you finally lose excess weight for good.

What might be in my weight loss plan?

Dr. Hsu and his nurse practitioner offer several effective weight loss strategies, including:

  • Food allergy testing
  • Hormonal imbalance assessment
  • Intravenous (IV) vitamin hydration
  • Vitamin B12 injections
  • Lipo injections to help burn body fat

If hunger pangs make it hard for you to stick with your weight loss plan, Dr. Hsu and his nurse practitioner may also offer appetite-suppressant medication.

When you reach your weight loss goal, Dr. Hsu and his nurse practitioner design a weight-maintenance plan, helping you make permanent lifestyle changes to keep the weight off. The medical team continues to support you so you stay motivated and on track.

To refine your figure during or after weight loss, you could benefit from aesthetic treatments like lipo-laser body contouring, cellulite reduction, and fascia blasting.

Call Yao Hsu MD, Inc. today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about effective medical weight loss solutions.