The belly (and other body areas) see an increase of fat with age, although many people are genetically predetermined to carry extra weight For many belly fat is the most difficult fat to reduce and it is the most significant fatty area for health concerns. While some of the fat is below your skin, some is around or in the your organs, known as visceral fat. All of this “belly fat” is associated with higher risk of heart disease, diabetes, sleep apnea, high blood pressure, and even some cancers.
Fat accumulation is a complex phenomenon. While most people blame “poor diet”, modern medicine has discovered many brain pathways that drive hunger and fullness (satiety) so the weight management concern has been transitioning to drugs that manage satiety.
Most common causes of excess weight include:
- Slowed metabolism
- Brain that does not register food intake resulting in excessive eating
- Medications that increase appetite,
- Lifestyles that includes excessive calories
- Excess alcohol
- Lack of exercise
WHAT CAN BE DONE?
Tips to reduce belly fat
Weight Management Program at Anti-Aging, CoolSculpting for excess love handles and bulges that don’t reduce with exercise, and Emsculpt NEO for muscle stimulation and fat reduction. All of these treatments and support help with leading a healthier happy life without the bulge.
Having a good diet and drinking less alcohol can help you reduce belly fat. Anti-Aging has an app for helping you achieve improved eating habits. These in conjunction with exercise, and for some, medication, you can enjoy a strong lean body. In addition to these options hormones play a significant role in your body’s functioning and these may require optimization.
This is addressed in the Preventative Health programs in the Medical department at AntiAging.
CoolSculpting is the FDA-Approved treatment that freezes fat cells, reducing fat up to 25%. Multiple treatments may be required for larger areas and larger quantities of belly fat.Learn more
Emsculpt Neo is the first and only non-invasive body-shaping procedure that uses radiofrequency heating for fat reduction and high intensity focused electromagnetic energy (HIFEM®) for muscle strengthening and toning in a 30-minute session. The result is more fat reduction and muscle growth than any single gold-standard product, for less time and less money. Best of all, Emsculpt Neo can treat patients up to a BMI of 35.Learn more
Private Medical hormone consultations
Medically supervised health management. Hormonal health improves the quality of your life and the stability of your bodies functioning. Medical weight management helps to improve feelings and emotions and function. Live life well without guilt. Doctors to help you look and feel your best every day.