Weight Management and
Do you feel you gain weight easier than others and your weight is gradually creeping up despite your efforts with diet and exercise?
We have an interest in addressing the underlying causes of weight gain in both men and women. In addition to discussing lifestyle, nutrition and exercise we focus on finding other underlying issues contributing to weight gain.
We investigate to identify issues which can contribute to weight gain such as thyroid or borderline thyroid issues, leptin resistance, hormone deficiency or imbalance, problems with glucose metabolism and genetic issues.
We have specific testing available for genetic, metabolic and exercise factors which can help you to optimize your diet and exercise. We also have metabolic and food intolerance testing.
In some cases and if indicated we use medication to assist with weight loss.
Our nutritionist can advise on individualized eating plans tailored to your lifestyle and/or any identified risk factors.
Low thyroid levels can lead to weight gain and difficulty losing weight, fatigue, fluid retention, brain fog, dry skin, hair thinning and joint pains.
High thyroid levels can lead to weight loss, fast pulse rate and anxiety.
Dr Salmond has a special interest in borderline low thyroid issues where the levels may be within normal but at the low end and the patient is complaining of symptoms.
Investigations will be done to ascertain the underlying cause of abnormal or borderline thyroid function. Management will be aimed at treating the underlying cause of the thyroid dysfunction.
This can include low iodine and other minerals, toxicity and imbalance of other hormones.