Medical Weight Loss in Fairfax and Alexandria, Va

Dr. Sendi is Board Certified in Obesity Medicine and uses state of the art treatments to maximize your weight loss. Patients will be assessed completely to design a weight management program that fits best for your  long term success! We have numerous available protocols which can be discussed in a directed consultation. Options include ketogenic-type diets, prescription meal replacement plans such as Optifast, and medication assisted therapies including prescription diet medications. A wellness survey will be conducted to help change lifestyle and behavioral components that may interfere with your progress. Coordination with exercise trainers and nutritionists will be included through Virtual Health Partners. For those looking for more advanced therapies such as surgical and endoscopic approaches, evaluation and referrals to appropriate centers can be made. We use telemedicine to allow for confidential home video visits at times that are convenient for you.

NOVA Health Recovery Medical Weight Loss | 703-844-0184 | Alexandria, Va 22306

Obesity Research Center

NOVA Health Recovery focuses on FDA approved and off label weight loss treatments. We are doing continuous research on identifying novel methods to promote healthful weight loss. Through our blog site, we will post and re-post  interesting and timely articles to keep clients informed of trends in obesity management.

NOVA Health Recovery Fairfax, Va Weight Loss Center

IV Vitamin Therapies for Weight Loss

Weight loss can be very difficult as diets are hard to follow and it is frustrating to not see results. NOVA Health Recovery offers weight loss strategies which include the use of intravenous and intramuscular nutrients to boost your metabolism. You can't outrun a poor diet, so exercise alone is not the solution nor is just eating less. An appropriate balance of protein is necessary to prevent muscle loss during any diet. This muscle loss can cause your basal metabolic rate to drop resulting in weight gain during your diet! Often during the dieting process, fatigue. muscle aches, and low energy result due to nutrient and vitamin deficiencies.

IV therapies to boost immunity and energy can be helpful during your weight loss journey. We offer IV fluids with B vitamins and trace minerals designed to replete your starving muscles needs. Based on each clinical case, we will add varying degrees of additional supplements as well to maximize your recovery. The banana bag represents the most general repletion formula.

MIC injections are fat dissolving injections that we offer to help mobilize fat out of your muscles and bodies.  MIC Injection specially blends the following important ingredients: Methionine - The "M" in MIC Injection, is an essential amino acid, which means that it is not synthesized in humans. This amino acid acts as a lipotropic agent which: assists in the breakdown of fats within the liver; helps to lower cholesterol thereby preventing excess fat buildup in the liver and throughout your body’s circulatory system; is helpful in preventing and relieving fatigue; and is useful in some cases of allergies by virtue of its ability to reduce histamine release. Inositol - The "I" in MIC Injection, is a B-vitamin that promotes: the health of cell structures and nerve synapses; aids in the metabolism of fats; helps reduce blood cholesterol; and participates in the action of serotonin, a neurotransmitter known to control mood and appetite.Choline - The "C" in MIC Injection, is an essential nutrient that helps to support the liver in its processing and excretion of chemical waste products. Moreover, it is required for the transport and metabolism of fats and cholesterol, which is important for the healthy support of the endocrine, cardiovascular, and hepatic systems.

Cyanocobalamin (Vitamin B-12) - This form of B-12 vitamin is used in our Lipo-B injection and plays a significant role in the replication of DNA, the normal functioning of the nervous system, and the formation of blood cells. The vitamin B-12 injection has been shown to provide these key benefits: boosts energy and overall metabolic rate; assists in the burning of stored body fat; detoxifies the body; increases red blood cell production; maintains a healthy liver; helps regulate sleep, mood, appetite and energy; works synergistically with other nutrients to improve health; and slows aging. B-12 is used with Methionine and Choline as well to promote fat mobilization and weight loss.

L-Carnitine - Carnitine is an amino acid which is required for the transport and breakdown of body fat for the generation of metabolic energy. Studies show that oral L-Carnitine supplementation can decrease fat mass, preserve muscle during exercise, and reduce muscle fatigue.  Further research over the last decade has shed new light on the importance of L-carnitine as a regulator of skeletal muscle fuel selection, which means it is needed to determine whether muscle tissue utilizes carbohydrates or fat for energy.This therapy is mixed with methionine and inositol to promote maximal fat mobilization.

Other considerations for great weight loss strategies include Vitamin D (IM) . Low vitamin D will prevent weight loss. Likewise, using nutrigenomic support, or empirically, we can recommend the use of methylation strategies to help with mood and energy. These are primarily oral strategies, but we also can utilize a 'calm' injectionof GABA, Taurine, Theanine, and magnesium. Together, this also maximizes weight loss.

NOVA Health Recovery recognizes the importance of genetic testing in determining the best options for weight loss. This same testing also helps with other medication choices, including for pain management. Such pathways can be individually tailored on a personalized medicine-style manner. Feel free to discuss this with the doctor.

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Technology-Driven Weight Loss

We thoroughly evaluate each patient for the best pathway to weight loss and health. We use telemedicine and virtual health tools to monitor progress and improve your results. In conjunction with Optifast Meal replacements and VHP, we offer a platform of online nutritional support, online exercise classes, and access to a library of several thousand nutrition videos. Education is power, especially when it is for your health. You can have access to live, one-on-one consultations with a nutritionist and behavioral health expert to help evaluate lifestyle strategies to promote weight loss.

Your physician can track your progress by having you use a fit bit-type device and specialty scale that measures weight, BMI, hydration, muscle mass changes, sleep and activity performance so you get continuous feedback and guidance. This data comes to a dashboard in the physician's office. We use telemedicine, so it will be easy for you to arrange follow-ups from the convenience of your home!

The Key to Weight Loss is Knowing Your Metabolism

At NOVA Health Recovery, we will analyse your metabolism using direct measurements of your basic metabolic rate and VO2 Max. Using the KORR Cardio Coach, we can ascertain exactly what your body is burning in calories at rest and during exercise. Utilizing this information  with the KORR cardio  app, you can determine your target exercise zones to maximize fitness and fat loss. Knowing where your body functions at baseline and exercise allows you to adjust meal plans and exercise to optimize performance and weight loss. Don't blame a 'slow' metabolism for a lack of weight loss when you aren't certain exactly what your metabolism is! Let accurate measurements of your body's metabolism guide you to health. Likewise, we utilize a  specialized bio-impedance scale to determine your muscle mass, fat mass, hydration status, along with other measurements that allow us to determine if you are effectively losing the correct parts of your weight, namely the fat and not the muscle. Most failures in dieting are a result of the loss of muscle mass which makes you feel weak, fatigued, cold, and miserable. Armed with this information, we can determine the best meal plan and exercise zones for your health success!

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