Weight Loss

Atlantic Coast Physical Medicine -  - Integrative Medicine

Atlantic Coast Physical Medicine

Integrative Medicine & Aesthetics located in Summerville, SC & Mount Pleasant, SC

The smallest changes in your daily routine can have a significant impact on weight loss. Over half of the American population struggles with maintaining a healthy weight. At Atlantic Coast Physical Medicine, the compassionate and caring team help men and women living in Summerville and Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, find real methods to fight against weight gain and lose weight for good. For more information on medical weight loss, contact the office today or book an appointment online.

Weight Loss Q & A

What is weight loss?

The team of doctors at Atlantic Coast Physical Medicine identify the deep-rooted causes of weight gain and help you make productive changes to your daily routine. They’re committed to long-term results, not short-term, temporary weight loss.

Weight-loss programs include:

  • Comprehensive metabolic testing
  • Medical diagnostics to monitor psychological shifts
  • Diet program like the HCG diet

Are you a good candidate for weight-loss therapy?

Weight-loss management helps a wide range of people struggling with being overweight or obesity.

Atlantic Coast Physical Medicine doctors can help if you:

  • Have a family history of obesity or being overweight
  • Can’t shake off excess weight
  • Are pregnant and want to stay healthy
  • Need to learn more about weight management
  • Have been diagnosed as clinically obese or severely overweight

What is the HCG diet?

The doctors at Atlantic Coast Physical Medicine offer the human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) diet, which consists of hormone injections and a strict daily calorie allowance.

The protein-based hormone HCG is typically found in women during the early stages of pregnancy. It’s what alerts the body that you’re pregnant. HCG regulates the production of essential hormones like progesterone and estrogen, protecting the fetus and embryo.

In injection form, HCG is basically a fertility drug that essentially metabolizes your body’s stored fat quickly. This keeps you highly energized on a low-calorie diet.

The HCG diet can be beneficial for people who are obese.

What are the risks of obesity?

Obesity is prevalent in over 35% of adults in the United States and can cause serious health complications, such as:


Type 2 diabetes is the most common side effect of obesity.

Heart disease

Obesity can lead to severe heart-related issues, including:

  • Blood clots
  • Stroke
  • Heart attack
  • Angina

High blood pressure

Obesity increases your chances of high blood pressure, which damages your artery walls because your blood is traveling at too fast a speed.


Excess weight adds pressure on the joints and can cause mobility complications and joint damage.


Women struggling with obesity are more likely of contracting the following cancers:

  • Breast cancer
  • Colon cancer
  • Gallbladder cancer
  • Uterine cancer


Men, on the other hand, run the risk of prostate and colon cancer.

The team at Atlantic Coast Physical Medicine can help you find practical solutions to weight loss, and help you keep the weight off. Call or book an appointment online today.


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