Weight Management

Dr. Sharmin Qureshi > Weight Management

Weight management:

  • Weight management is a long term approach to maintain one’s weight at a healthful level.
  • The aim of the weight management is to bring balance between energy expenditure and energy intake.
  • Under weight and overweight both leads to high health risks.

Why you need weight management?

  • Maintaining healthy weight is a key to maintain fitness and good lifestyle.
  • It is a proactive means to prevent serious health problems, including:
    • Diabetes
    • Blood pressure
    • Stroke
    • Heart disease
    • Sleeping disorder
    • Mental stress

Type of weight management:

Dietary regulation:

  • This weight management program ensures that you have enough vitamins and minerals are supplied to the body.
  • Diet is made such that it meets per day requirement of the nutrition to a body:-
    • Carbohydrates- 100 g
    • Protein - 50- 63 g
    • Dietary fiber - 20-30 g
    • Calories from fat- not more than 30 %


  • Doing regular physical exercise increases the number of calories used by the body which in turn makes the body to replace fat with lean muscles.
  • Exercise such as swimming, yoga, walking and stretching helps to maintain fitness to your body.

Medical management:

  • If your BMI is more than 30 then doctors may prescribe medicines to you.
  • Common prescription includes:-
    • Orlistat- works by blocking your body from absorption of one third of the fat that taken
    • Belviq- works by curbing your appetite
    • Contrave- combination of drugs used to treat alcohol and opioid dependence; helps to stop smoking
    • Saxenda- works by make you to feel that your stomach is full
    • Phentermine- works by curbing your appetite
    • Qsymia- works by curbing your appetite


  • Most successful method for weight loss.
  • Common surgical procedures:-
    • Vertical banded gastroplasty (stomach stapling)- limits the amount of food that your stomach can hold thereby bringing weight loss
    • Gastric bypass- prevents absorption of nutrients from food.

Cold laser treatment:

  • Cold laser treatment is a cosmetic procedure that uses laser to remove fats from your body.
  • The procedure is painless and takes about 40 min
  • The laser is irradiated to the area of waist, hips and thighs for weight loss


  • SulpSure is a non-invasive technique to burn fats in the area such as abdomen and thighs.
  • This procedure is just 25 min but destroys 24% of fats.
  • The results will be seen as early as 6 weeks.
  • Major advantage of this procedure is that the targeted cells re destroyed permanently.