Eat Well With Healthy Cooking

Posted In: Wellness Blog By Delight Medical

An effective weight management plan must incorporate healthy cooking and meals. If you want to lose weight, then you must find ways to cut back on the number of calories that you eat. Fortunately, there are some simple ways to cut back on calories without giving up your favorite meals. [Read more]

Effective Weight Loss Goals

Posted In: Wellness Blog By Delight Medical

The goals that you set can have a powerful impact on your weight loss success, especially when you are starting to make changes to your diet and exercise. When you want to successfully lose weight and maintain that weight loss, it is important to set realistic goals that provide the baby steps that will guide you through the process. [Read more]

When you are participating in a medical weight loss program, finding the motivation to exercise and eat right day after day can be difficult. This is especially true when you are just getting started. Exercise can feel disruptive to your habits and routines. It can be intimidating and can even feel unpleasant as you work. To see the weight loss results you want, you need to find motivation to keep up the good habits. A few things that work: [Read more]

Feeling overweight and being overweight may be two different circumstances, but they can still result in the same emotional response — personal dissatisfaction and lowered self-esteem. Here in Los Angeles, many of us can relate to this sentiment and have tried myriad routes to weight loss only to gain it back time after time. A key component to achieving lasting weight loss is our ability to compare ourselves to others less and to focus more on what weight loss really represents to each of us on a personal level. [Read more]

The problems underlying obesity include more than just the facts that we’re eating more and moving less; people who are significantly overweight can have a much more difficult time losing those pounds, thanks to weight-related metabolic changes that occur as a result of obesity. For many people, dieting and exercising on their own just isn’t enough to take weight off and keep it off. That’s when medical weight loss can help. [Read more]

The conventional wisdom has always been that a calorie is a calorie is a calorie, and as long as you are expending more than you are taking in, you’ll lose weight. But many people who have struggled with weight loss have long felt that there was something wrong with that point of view. New medical research suggests that they are right. [Read more]

More than 13 million men in the United States suffer from low testosterone levels due to the natural decrease in hormone production that occurs with aging, often beginning at about age 30. If you’re 35 or older, the symptoms of low testosterone, or “low T,” may sound familiar:
• Loss of muscle mass
• Hair loss
• Weight gain
• Sleep disturbances
• Moodiness, irritability or depression
• Diminished sex drive
• Erectile dysfunction
Just as women can benefit from hormonal therapy once they enter menopause, the symptoms of low testosterone in men can be treated through testosterone therapy.
Low T: Causes
In most cases, low testosterone in men occurs as part of the natural cycle of aging. During adolescence, testosterone levels peak and remain high into early adulthood. But as we age, our bodies begin to produce less of the hormones necessary for healthy reproduction, which means decreases in levels of testosterone in men and lower levels of estrogen in women. The average decline in testosterone levels is about 1 percent per year, but it can be higher in some men; by the time a man reaches age 60, natural production of testosterone may be half of what it was during adolescence.
Far less often, low T can be the result of disease, injury or even prescription or nonprescription drug use. A simple blood test can determine if you have low T, and a physical exam can help determine if age-related changes are the cause or if there might be another factor at play.
Testosterone therapy: How does it work?
Once the diagnosis of low T has been made, testosterone therapy can be effective in relieving many of the symptoms low T causes. After your physical and blood testing are complete, you and your doctor will decide on the type of treatment that can help resolve your specific symptoms. During treatment, ongoing blood work will ensure your treatment uses the lowest amount of hormone required to achieve symptom resolution.
In addition to testosterone therapy, lifestyle changes such as weight loss, healthy eating, regular exercise and quitting smoking can also help improve symptoms of low testosterone in men. The first step in diagnosing low T and getting appropriate treatment is to schedule an evaluation with Delight Medical Center. Dr. Payam Kerendian has helped hundreds of men throughout the Los Angeles area resolve their low T symptoms quickly and effectively.
Are you experiencing any of the symptoms of low T? Contact our office today to schedule your evaluation.
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Suffering from chronic pain can be debilitating, affecting every aspect of your life and making it difficult to manage even the simplest tasks of daily living. Multiple medical studies have demonstrated that people who suffer from chronic pain like knee or neck pain, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome or fibromyalgia also suffer from a much lower quality of life. [Read more]

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