Weight Loss

Capital Endocrine & Diabetes

Endocrinology & Diabetes Specialists located in Cedar Park, TX

With diabetes and many other endocrine disorders, weight loss can become a significant struggle. At Capital Endocrine & Diabetes, in Cedar Park, Texas, experienced endocrinologist Venkatesh Segu, MD, FACE, ECNU, and the knowledgeable team provide medical weight loss support, including the Ideal Protein diet plan, personalized nutritional support, and FDA-approved weight loss medications. Schedule your by phone today.

Weight Loss Q&A

Why do endocrine disorders make weight loss difficult? 

Endocrine disorders, including pituitary disorders, adrenal disorders, diabetes, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and thyroid disorders, can make it easy to gain weight and very hard to lose it. It may feel like you can’t lose weight, no matter what you do.

Disorders of the endocrine system affect your hormones. Hormone changes that slow your body's energy use (metabolism) often cause weight loss difficulties, just as hormone changes that speed up metabolism can cause rapid weight loss. 

Slowed metabolism is quite common with endocrine disorders, including hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid), Cushing's syndrome, and PCOS. 

When should I seek help with weight loss?

If you’re having difficulty losing weight, or if you’re gaining weight despite eating sensibly, it’s time to try a new approach with medical weight loss at Capital Endocrine & Diabetes. 

The team of endocrine disorder specialists can expertly manage your underlying conditions and help you lose extra weight safely using proven methods.

How does medical weight loss work?

Capital Endocrine & Diabetes customizes your medical weight loss plan based upon your health problems and needs. Most patients achieve significant weight loss with a combination of Ideal Protein and weight loss medication.

Ideal Protein

Ideal Protein is a ketogenic weight loss plan that teaches you how to use food as medicine. It starts with essentially resetting your body’s metabolism so you can burn fat faster and more efficiently. 

Ideal Protein also helps you reset your mind to build good habits. That includes one-on-one nutritional counseling to help you make healthy changes for the long term. 

Weight loss medication

Capital Endocrine & Diabetes offers a variety of FDA-approved weight loss medications that suppress your appetite, reduce fat absorption, or work in other ways to help you succeed. 

Another big part of your weight loss program involves correcting underlying issues. For example, you may need hormone treatment, an insulin pump, injected medications, radiation therapy, or surgical referral to adequately manage your endocrine problem and position yourself for lasting weight loss success. 

If you’re ready to reset your metabolism and start losing weight while managing your endocrine disorder with peak effectiveness, call Capital Endocrine & Diabetes.