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Weight Loss

Shamsah Amersi, MD

OB-GYN located in Santa Monica, CA

To control your blood sugar, achieve a healthy weight, reduce the risk of heart problems, or ease the symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), see OB/GYN Dr. Shamsah Amersi, MD, in Santa Monica, California. She offers advanced weight loss treatments, such as Ozempic®, WEGOVY®, and Mounjaro®, to help you achieve your health goals. Call the office today to learn more about these highly effective treatments. You can also request an appointment online at any time.

Why do I have difficulty losing weight?

Women experiencing PCOS, perimenopause, menopause, or thyroid disorders have a hormonal imbalance that can lead to metabolic issues affecting their overall health and appearance. These women have unexplainable weight gain and very little success in losing weight with traditional methods such as diet and exercise.

Dr. Amersi can provide effective, life-changing treatments if you’re struggling with weight loss to help you get back to a place where you feel confident again.

What is medically supervised weight loss?

Medically supervised weight loss with Dr. Amersi includes healthy eating, regular exercise, and medication. Reaching an ideal weight offers several health benefits, including:

  • Stable blood sugar
  • Reduced insulin resistance
  • Improved chronic disease management
  • Reduced risk of heart attack and stroke
  • Diminished PCOS symptoms
  • Decreased appetite
  • Enhanced fat burning
  • More energy
  • Increased self-confidence
  • Reduced risk of medical problems

Entrepreneur Elon Musk, comedian and talk show host Chelsea Handler, and TikTok creator and model Remi Bader are among the many celebrities who have used prescription medicines to lose weight.

How do weight loss medicines work?

Weight loss medications contain substances that combat insulin resistance and reduce your appetite. Dr. Amersi uses the following drugs:

Semaglutide

WEGOVY and Ozempic semaglutide injections work by prompting the pancreas to make more insulin during periods of high blood sugar. They also prevent your liver from releasing too much sugar and slow down food movement from your stomach, so you feel full longer.

Tirzepatide

Mounjaro is a weekly tirzepatide injection that helps patients with diabetes. Zepbound® is the FDA-approved weight loss version of Mounjaro.

Metformin

Metformin is an anti-diabetic drug that helps manage high blood sugar levels in patients with Type 2 diabetes. It lowers glucose production in the liver, reduces intestinal glucose absorption, and improves insulin sensitivity.

All these drugs work best with dietary changes and exercise.

Are weight loss medications right for me?

Dr. Amersi personalizes each treatment plan based on your unique needs. To determine if weight loss medications are right for you, she discusses your medical history, checks your vital signs, weighs you, and evaluates your body mass index (BMI). She also reviews your usual diet and exercise habits. 

Dr. Amersi completes a physical exam and orders blood work and additional diagnostic tests to determine if you have diabetes, prediabetes, PCOS, nutritional deficiencies, hormone imbalances, or other medical conditions that might require additional treatment.

Call Shamsah Amersi, MD, or use the online booking feature to schedule a weight loss consultation today.

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