Weight Loss

Dr. Van Tran Family Practice

Family Medicine located in Houston, TX

When you finally make the decision to lose weight, you can lose it more quickly and look forward to long-term success when you get a tailored weight loss plan from the team at Dr. Van Tran Family Practice. They provide individualized diet and nutrition planning, weight loss medications, and special diets that get quick results, such as the hCG diet. To get started on your weight loss journey, call the office in Houston or book an appointment online.

Weight Loss Q & A

How does being overweight affect your health?

Carrying extra weight places a significant amount of extra stress on your joints, muscles, bones, and heart. Your overall health is also affected by hormones and biochemicals secreted by fat cells, which have a negative impact throughout your body.

As a result, extra weight increases your risk of developing:

  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Obstructive sleep apnea

Being overweight or obese is also a risk factor for certain types of cancers, such as endometrial, breast, and colon cancers.

What are the benefits of physician-supervised weight loss?

When Dr. Tran supervises your weight loss, you can count on getting medical and emotional support. You’ll also receive the information needed to help set calorie goals, plan a healthy diet, and develop a healthy lifestyle.

Dr. Tran provides two key services:

Diet evaluation and planning 

After learning about your eating habits, Dr. Tran helps you make modifications to limit calories and include nutrient-rich foods in your diet. The goal is to create a program you can stick with for the long run.

Prescription weight loss medication

Today’s newest medications effectively boost your weight loss by suppressing your appetite, helping you burn fat, and making you feel full.

Dr. Tran also provides specialized weight loss services, such as Lipo-B® injections and the hCG diet.

What is a Lipo-B injection?

The Lipo-B injection contains a combination of vitamin B-12 and a variety of lipotropic substances such as choline, methionine, and inositol.

Lipotropics speed up fat removal from your liver and help clear fats from your bloodstream. As part of a weight loss program, Lipo-B injections trigger fat burning and boost liver metabolism.

How does the hCG diet work?

The hCG diet combines a low-calorie diet with injections of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), which is a hormone naturally produced in your body.

Adding hCG helps you lose more than if you go on a low-calorie diet alone, because hCG mobilizes fat. As a result, you burn fat for energy, which gives you a source of calories so you don’t get hungry.

If you’re ready to commit to long-term weight loss and a healthy life, call Dr. Van Tran Family Practice or book an appointment online.