Weight Loss

Evia Medical Center

Integrative Medicine & Acupuncture located in Smithtown, NY

Sixty percent of Americans are overweight or obese, and reaching their weight-loss goals alone can be difficult. The Evia Medical Center team helps Smithtown, New York, residents lose weight with personalized weight-loss programs. Call the office today to schedule an appointment and start your weight-loss journey.

Weight Loss Q & A

What is weight loss?

Weight loss involves losing body fat to reduce your weight. Though many people try to lose weight each year, it is difficult to do on your own.

An estimated 160 million Americans are overweight or obese. This growing problem in the United States has led to millions of adults trying to lose weight each year and many turn to fad diets that do not offer real, long-lasting results. In fact, losing weight is often at the top of New Year’s resolutions each year.

What is a medical weight-loss program?

Medical weight-loss programs can help you reach your weight-loss goals with the help of a trained medical professional. At Evia Medical Center, the highly skilled team of practitioners perform an evaluation and create a personalized weight-loss program that is customized to your needs.

There are many weight loss program options they may use.

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT)

HRT helps people lose weight after menopause. Hormonal imbalances menopause causes can make it difficult to lose weight. Hormone replacement therapy helps balance your hormones, making it easier for you to lose weight.


Acupuncture is another treatment option your Evia Medical Center practitioner may recommend. Acupuncture is known for using needles to balance your “chi,” and can reduce your appetite while improving your metabolism, leading to weight loss.

Your Evia Medical Center practitioner may also use a calorimeter to help you with your weight-loss goal. This device measures how quickly you are burning calories (you’ll want to burn a lot) while also tracking your respiratory quotient to see if you’re burning fat, carbs, or both.

What are the benefits of losing weight?

Weight loss has many benefits, including:

  • Decreased risk of heart attack or stroke
  • Reduced risk of developing diabetes
  • Improved energy and less fatigue
  • Improved joint health
  • Clearer skin and healthier hair
  • Decreased risk of depression

What are the risks of being overweight or obese?

Being overweight or obese can impact your daily life. They can also increase your risk of developing certain illnesses and diseases.

People who are overweight or obese are at a higher risk of:

  • Developing diabetes
  • Having low energy
  • A decreased sex drive
  • Additional wear on joints such as the knees
  • Heart attack or stroke


To reach your weight-loss goals, trust the experienced team at Evia Medical Center. Their personalized weight-loss programs can help. Call to schedule a consultation today.