Dr. Hirsch takes this issue very seriously because staying lean is a key element necessary to optimize health. We all know the magnitude of the obesity problem today. There are thousands of products, diets and programs marketed to lose weight. How many of them have a high long-term success rate? Unfortunately, many of Dr. Hirsch’s patients are obese, unhealthy and so far down the wrong path upon initial evaluation, that much of the focus of treatment involves measures to bring the weight down. Weight management programs are custom tailored for each patient, based on his or her individual needs as determined by the most thorough evaluations most patients ever experience. Each treatment involves a complete lifestyle, medical status and laboratory evaluation. Body composition optimization is an issue for most patients. Components include:
- Balanced hormones, including “Active” Thyroid hormone levels and “Non-deficient” Growth Hormone levels
- Menopause or Andropause
- Adequate good sleep
- Proper nutrition (what, when and how much we eat)
- Alcohol intake
- Vitamin levels
- Psychological health, especially managing stress
Hirsch Clinic addresses all of these factors, and more. Gimmicks, diet pills and surgical procedures are NEVER used. Occasionally, circumstances call for more than just the basic lifestyle changes and/or hormone and health optimization. When HCG is necessary, Dr. Hirsch has the knowledge and experience to utilize it effectively and appropriately.
HCG has not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration as safe and effective in the treatment of obesity or weight control. There is no substantial evidence that HCG increases weight loss beyond that resulting from caloric restriction, that it causes a more attractive or ‘normal’ distribution of fat, or that it decreases the hunger and discomfort associated with calorie-restrictive diets.
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