Weight Loss Specialist

Michael Silao, MD

Internist located in Echo Park, Los Angeles, CA

Weight loss can be difficult if you don't have the help or support that you need. At Michael Silao, MD, patients in the Echo Park, Los Angeles, area can get customized medical weight loss help. Each patient's weight loss needs may be unique, so Dr. Silao works to create a plan that will be effective for your specific needs.

Weight Loss Q & A

When Should You Seek Help with Weight Loss?

If you've struggled to lose weight on your own, or if you've lost weight and then repeatedly gained it back (also known as yo-yo dieting,) you may find medical weight loss to be the best answer. At Michael Silao, MD, the focus is on helping patients lose weight through expert medical guidance and support. Dr. Silao will customize a weight loss and weight management program that meets your individual needs.

What is BMI?

Body mass index (BMI) is the measure of how much body fat you have. BMI is measured according to height and weight, and is expressed in a single number. This number can yield valuable information about a patient's health and wellness. For example, patients with a high BMI may have an increased risk for conditions like high blood pressure and diabetes.

What is a Healthy BMI?

A patient with a BMI of 30 or more is considered to be obese. Patients with a BMI of 25-29.9 may need to lose weight, especially if they have additional risk factors for conditions like diabetes. A patient is considered to be a normal weight with a BMI of 18.5-24.9, and patients with a BMI of less than 18.5 are considered to be underweight.

What is the Secret to Weight Loss?

The secret to weight loss is lifestyle change and consistency. Dr. Silao will help you implement dietary changes that can make a huge difference in not only how you look, but also in the way that you feel. Eating healthier doesn't have to be hard, but it does require a bit of help at times.

Dr. Silao can recommend a new approach to eating, one that allows you to feel satisfied while still enjoying a steady weight loss. In some cases, patients may need help from medication. If you qualify, Dr. Silao may prescribe weight loss medications that can help with your weight loss journey. Each patient's weight loss journey is unique, so contact Dr. Silao to find out which weight loss plan will work for you.