Weight Loss and Metabolism
Menopause, UTI’s, Osteoporosis
The KEY to losing weight is to enhance your metabolism where you are burning off more fat than your intake of daily calories. At VIP, our doctors offer a program to assess and work with female and male hormones, as well as thyroid and adrenal hormone status. VIP doctors run extensive testing on your female or male hormones, as well as your thyroid and adrenal hormones and overall health status including basic metabolic activity.
Deficiencies can be corrected with oral nutraceuticals, as well as thyroid and weight loss medications to enhance metabolism. BHRT (bioidentical hormone replacement therapy) can be used to correct hormone deficiencies. A proper diet and exercise regimen is incorporated into your program.
Underactive Thyroid & Adrenals can result in debilitating fatigue and a sluggish metabolism with weight gain. When you have a sluggish metabolism, you are not able to break down food and convert to energy. You gain weight and are not able to use nutrients for cellular processes that can result in fatigue. The thyroid controls metabolism and is your thermostat. You typically feel cold with an underactive thyroid.
When you do not have energy, you experience fatigue. Your Adrenals are your first line of defense to stress that makes adrenaline to respond to and cope with stress. Chronic Stress or Trauma can seriously impact your Adrenal Function resulting in debilitating fatigue.
At VIP, our doctors can restore energy and metabolism by addressing thyroid and adrenal function. Our doctors perform extensive testing on your thyroid and adrenals that can identify the cause of your problems. Typically your Primary Care Physician does not run all of these tests.
Your thyroid controls your metabolism, your body temperature and if sluggish, weight gain including obesity results. Adrenal function must be addressed in addition to an underactive thyroid. Low Thyroid function and Low Adrenal function Symptoms are listed below.
At VIP, our doctors run comprehensive tests and can treat underactive and overactive thyroid and adrenal glands. Our patients can get back to the swing of life, engaged and participating with restored health and vitality.
VIP offers Virginia residents Telemedicine with zoom physician consultations.
Integrative Medicine combines the best of both worlds, conventional medicine and evidence based natural therapies. Perimenopause and menopause are natural life changes with the average age of 50-52 and range of 37-55 years old. For most women, perimenopause begins in their 40’s. The perimenopausal period is a transitional time where hormone levels fluctuate prior to when women completely stop menstruating. Surgical menopause, a hysterectomy, where both ovaries have been removed induces sudden and total menopause. A woman may notice an irregularity in her period which is no longer an exact 28-day cycle and where she misses periods for months or has long periods.
Our VIP doctors can address these transitions through perimenopause, menopause and postmenopause, which can stabilize and restore well being with integrative therapies.