Advanced Medical Weight Loss Is For You

Advanced medical weight loss is an evidence-based medicine approach to weight loss. As a medical weight loss specialist, Dr. Heuer considers your full medical history and laboratory results to skillfully pinpoint the underlying causes for weight gain, then creates a weight loss plan that works for you. She provides treatment, assistance, and ongoing support for lasting results.

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Hormone Imbalance

Hormone imbalance can cause weight gain and prevent weight loss. That is especially true if you are a perimenopausal or menopausal woman.

Hormones that affect your ability to manage your weight include:

Adiponectin: Your body is too low in this very important fat burning hormone.
Ghrelin: This hunger hormone is way too high, you find yourself fighting cravings, and you are unable to reduce your food intake.
Insulin: This hormone becomes less effective at lowering your blood sugar, and most of the carbohydrates you consume are stored directly as fat.
Cortisol: This stress hormone not only breaks down muscle for energy in excess, but also deposits fat directly in your belly.
Leptin: Your brain no longer responds to this satiating hormone, the signal you are full is not generated, and you continue to eat way past what your body requires.
Dopamine: You no longer respond to this pleasurable chemical appropriately, and a relentless biochemical drive in your brain tells you to continue eating.

More Than a Weight Loss Diet

Many people can follow a diet and lose weight using one of the well-known commercial weight loss diets. The challenge, however, comes in maintaining weight loss. Dr. Heuer will gain detailed insight into what will work for you with a full medical and psychological evaluation. She will teach you the science behind weight loss for a lifetime of healthy habits.

Weight Management Factors

  • Nutrition
  • Exercise
  • Cognition
  • Addiction
  • Endocrinology and Metabolism
  • Sleep and Stress
  • Age
  • Genetics
  • Parenting and Education
  • Environment

Weight Loss Medications

In some cases lifestyle change is not enough to control one’s weight so drug therapy (pharmacotherapy) may be necessary to aid and ensure lasting weight loss results. Dr. Heuer tailors each medication to the individual, so it serves as an adjunct to a solid program of lifestyle and diet management.

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Advanced Medical Weight Loss in Nyack, New York

Convenient to Rockland, Bergen, Westchester, Orange, Putnam, & Fairfield
In-office and Telemedicine Consultation Available

Dr. Heuer’s advanced medical weight loss approach targets your exact metabolic profile to determine the best weight loss plan for you. Her program can reverse or prevent metabolic syndrome, type II diabetes, prediabetes/insulin resistance, hypertension (high blood pressure), heart disease, high cholesterol, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD/NASH), polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), obstructive sleep apnea, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), gastrointestinal disorders (including IBS), back pain/osteoarthritis, inflammatory disorders, migraines, anxiety, and depression.

I want to inspire my patients.
I want you to look at me and say,
"Because of you, I didn't give up."
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I want to inspire my patients.
I want you to look at me and say,
"Because of you, I didn't give up."
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