Weight Loss

Metabolism slows as we age causing unwanted effects on the body. Love handles may develop, and excess tissue often collects in the abdominal area. This may cause changes in not only in an increase in size of clothing, but also in the way the body moves.

Why is losing weight so hard?

Extra weight also puts unnecessary burdens on the joints and the resulting pain may limit mobility and reduce the ability to exercise, compounding the problem in a seemingly endless cycle of weight gain and frustration. Diet alone is not enough to sustain a healthy weight, as it can be difficult to know what to eat and how much or when. Not to mention the misery that accompanies deprivation, it seems human nature to want what we can’t have, and that certainly applies to favorite crave-able foods and desserts!
Medically managed weight loss can help give you control over cravings and boost your energy to help provide the motivation needed to get up and get active.

What to Expect While in Our Program

At Apex Health, Dr. Sharp implements a weight loss program after meeting with you to discuss your goals and identify what options you have tried in the past. We want to know WHY you are gaining weight so we can treat the cause. Labs are ordered to identify Hormone levels, and a specific program is developed based on your results.

Treatment options include, IV therapy with vitamin and nutrient replacement, hormone
replacement, medications to help boost your metabolism and curb your appetite, B-12

Weight Loss Benefits

Losing weight makes you look and feel good, and it’s also good for you. In addition to the obvious benefits of being on the Lifetime Wellness Program – such as immediate, daily results – the process changes you at a molecular level. This ensures the results you achieve can last a lifetime. The impact losing weight can have on your health cannot be understated. Weight loss can help with so many medical conditions and issues, including:
If you’ve tried to lose weight on your own without success, you may have specific metabolic challenges holding you back. At Apex Health, we don’t try to sell you special foods or other products.

Hormones Q & A

Hormones are a type of messenger chemical in your body that regulate your habits and functions. You produce many types of hormones that work together to keep your system balanced and functioning properly. Hormones that may sound familiar to you include:

  • Adrenaline (gives you energy)
  • Human growth hormone (HGH) (helps you grow properly and preserves your muscle tissue)
  • Insulin (regulates your blood sugar)
  • Estrogen (one of two female sex hormones)
  • Testosterone (male sex hormone)
  • Serotonin (stabilizes your mood)
  • Thyroid hormones (regulate your metabolism)
  • Cortisol (helps you handle stress and mood changes)
  • DHEA (boosts testosterone and estrogen production)

These are just a few of the many hormones that your body produces naturally.
Your body’s ability to produce adequate amounts of certain hormones deteriorates as you age. For women, menopause is the time in your life when you stop producing estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. The lack of hormones can make you feel off-balance or moody and often comes with symptoms like hot flashes.

Men experience andropause when their hormone levels drop. Common symptoms for men often include low sex drive, erectile dysfunction, fatigue, lack of motivation, loss of muscle mass, and weight gain.
Dr. Sharp understands the difficulties of changing bodies and hormone levels. To combat your symptoms, he offers several hormone replacement therapy options:
Bioidentical hormones are artificial hormones that mimic the ones in your body. Men and women can be treated with bioidentical estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone.
During pellet therapy, Dr. Sharp places plant-based hormone pellets under your skin to release small doses of the hormones you need over time.