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Weight Loss Specialist

Faride Ramos, MD -  - Board Certified Internal Medicine Physician

Faride Ramos, MD

Board Certified Internal Medicine Physician & Functional Physician located in Fort Lauderdale, FL

If your weight affects your self-esteem, mobility, social life, or general health, it’s time to consider medical weight loss. In Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Dr. Faride Ramos creates integrative weight-loss plans and helps you follow through with them until you reach your goals. She also provides telehealth weight-loss services to patients in Florida, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Illinois. To start a successful comprehensive weight-loss plan of your own, call Dr. Faride Ramos or book a consultation online today.

Weight Loss Q&A

What is weight loss?

Weight loss refers to the process of losing excess fat from your body. If you’re concerned about your weight, Dr. Ramos can help you determine if you are overweight or obese and if weight loss is a healthy option for you. 

Most people can achieve significant weight loss without pharmaceuticals. With an integrative, personalized plan from Dr. Ramos, you can return to a healthy weight and feel more self-confident. 

What caused my weight gain?

Weight gain often happens when you eat more calories than you burn during the day. However, the exact causes of your weight gain may be more complex than an imbalance in your calorie intake. Dr. Ramos evaluates your personal history, lifestyle and other factors, that might be contributing to your weight problems; these include:

  • A hormone imbalance or disorder (polycystic ovary syndrome, hypothyroidism)
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Inadequate sleep
  • A lack of physical activity
  • Certain medications
  • food sensitivity also is a problem for weight loss
  • Underlying health conditions (congestive heart failure, metabolic syndrome)

In many cases, weight gain comes from more than one factor. Dr. Ramos helps you connect the dots to create a more successful weight-loss plan just for you.

How does weight loss work?

Following an initial evaluation and exam, Dr. Ramos creates a weight-loss plan to help you reach your goals safely. Depending on the contributing causes of your weight, your plan might include:

  • Nutritional counseling
  • Stress management
  • Nutraceuticals
  • Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT)
  • Medication adjustments
  • Suggestions for physical activity and stress relief management options

As you participate in your weight-loss plan, you’ll check in regularly with Dr. Ramos. She helps you stay motivated and can adjust your plan if you don’t see results. 

What are the benefits of weight loss?

You might explore the idea of weight loss because you feel that it will improve your body image, as many people do. However, there are also numerous health benefits associated with losing weight, especially if you do it with the help of a doctor. 

With less body fat, you significantly reduce your chances of:

  • Heart and brain diseases
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Diabetes and other metabolic disorders
  • Certain types of cancer
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sleep apnea
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Mood disorders

If you already have one or more of these conditions, losing weight can help ease your symptoms. You might also experience other benefits after losing weight, including better mobility, a better mood, and a more active social life. 

To find out how you can reach your ideal weight without a crash diet or other questionable, unproven strategies, call Dr. Faride Ramos or request a consultation online today.