Weight Loss Specialist

M. Mercedes Sayago, MD -  - Gynecologist

Newport Beach Women's Wellness Center

M. Mercedes Sayago, MD

Gynecologist & Medical Spa located in Orange County, Newport Beach, CA

More than 70% of the US adult population is either overweight or obese. This condition causes a variety of health issues if you don’t shed those extra pounds. When it’s difficult to get down to an optimal weight, Dr. M. Mercedes Sayago and the staff at Newport Beach Women’s Wellness Center in Newport Beach, California, help guide you on your weight loss journey. Call or go online today to make an appointment.

Weight Loss Q & A

How can a doctor help you lose weight?

If trendy diets and the step counter on your wrist don’t produce the healthy goal weight you desire, Dr. M. Mercedes Sayago can recommend additional steps to take and help you make them.

First, she considers your lifestyle and any other medical issues to create an appropriate food plan for your goals. Creating the optimal food plan is crucial to meeting your weight loss goals because merely cutting back on calories is not always effective.

Dr. M. Mercedes Sayago talks with you to determine a set of short- and long-term weight loss goals. She is your coach and cheerleader along the way.

If none of these efforts pay off, or you require additional assistance, she recommends other non-surgical, medical options, including appetite suppressants, supplements, and injections.

What are lipotropic injections?

Also called vitamin B-12 injections, lipotropic injections increase the amount of energy you have each day and improve your metabolism. Vitamin B12 is in meat, fish, and dairy products, as well as over-the-counter medications.

What is metformin?

Metformin is a prescription medication to manage type 2 diabetes that lists weight loss as a side effect. This drug can interfere with other medications, reduce levels of vitamin B-12, and is best for weight loss when a physician supervises its administration.

What supplements and appetite suppressants work best for weight loss?

If you can’t stand the sight of a needle, Dr. M. Mercedes Sayago can recommend several supplements and appetite suppressants:

  • Bitter orange
  • Caffeine
  • Green tea and green tea extract

Pharmacies and health stores sell these supplements, and they have been found to work in weight loss studies. Supplements are safest when your doctor supervises your care. That way, you can avoid supplement-drug interactions, harmful side effects, and other risks.

If you are fighting the Battle of the Bulge and losing, call or go online today to make an appointment with Dr. M. Mercedes Sayago at Newport Beach Women’s Wellness Center in Newport Beach, California.