Weight Loss

Apex Integrated Medical Center

Physical Medicine Specialists & Regenerative Medicine Specialists located in West Loop, Chicago, IL

Reaching a healthy weight has numerous benefits above and beyond feeling confident in your bathing suit. The team at Apex Integrated Medical Center in West Loop of Chicago offers IV nutritional therapy to support healthy weight loss and optimal vitality. To learn more about IV nutritional therapy for weight loss, call or book an appointment online today.

Weight Loss Q & A

What is a healthy weight?

Weight is classified based on your body mass index (BMI), which is a weight-to-height ratio that you can determine using a free BMI calculator online. While less than 2% of people in the United States are underweight (BMI below 18.5), more than 50% qualify as overweight (BMI of 25-29.9) or obese (BMI greater than 30).

Losing weight can be difficult and frustrating, especially if you feel like you’ve already tried everything. Don’t lose hope! The supportive team at Apex Integrated Medical Center can help. They know that there’s no cookie-cutter approach to achieving a healthy weight.

Instead, they carefully evaluate your physical, emotional, and social well-being and develop an individualized weight loss plan for you.

How can weight loss improve my health?

If you’re obese, losing as little as 5-10% of your weight can have dramatic effects on your overall health. Obesity increases your risk of all causes of death as well as the following serious health conditions:

  • Stroke
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Unhealthy cholesterol
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sleep apnea
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Depression, anxiety, and other mental health problems

Carrying extra weight also puts more stress on your bones and joints, leading to all types of body pain and difficulty performing physical activities.

How are vitamins related to weight loss?

Everyone knows your body needs vitamins and minerals to function, but these essential nutrients can also boost your metabolism and help you burn fat. Many of the vitamins and minerals that aid in weight loss are also commonly deficient, including:

  • B vitamins
  • Vitamin D
  • Magnesium
  • Iron

The team at Apex Integrated Medical Center offers IV infusions to deliver these important nutrients directly into your bloodstream. By bypassing your digestive system, these nutrients go straight to your cells without decreasing in potency along the way.

What should I expect from IV nutritional therapy for weight loss?

First, your provider at Apex Integrated Medical Center carefully reviews your symptoms and medical history. They perform a physical exam and may take blood tests to check for any nutrient deficiencies.

During treatment, they insert a cannula into your arm. You can relax as the IV drips directly into your bloodstream.

When it comes to weight loss, there’s no such thing as a quick fix. Regular exercise, healthy eating, and patience are still the keys to success. However, IV nutritional therapy can boost your weight loss plan by ensuring your body has all the vitamins and minerals it needs to burn fat and build healthy muscle.

To take the first step toward better health, call Apex Integrated Medical Center or book an appointment online today.