We strive to create individualized treatment plans for each of our patients as each person has a unique history and unique needs. Some of our services include:
Medical Weight Loss
Medical weight loss entails a supervised, gradual change in diet and exercise, without the child feeling deprived. These changes over time lead to weight loss. Madhu Mathur, MD, MPH, of Lifestyle Medicine Center in Stamford, Connecticut, is an expert in childhood obesity with many years of experience in helping children with a medical weight loss program. For a safe, effective, and sustainable route to healthy weight loss for your child, call Lifestyle Medicine Center today.
What is medical weight loss?
A medical weight loss program is designed to help your child achieve a healthy weight by making lifestyle changes that result in gradual weight loss, all while providing adequate nutrition. The solution must be sustainable and able to keep the child engaged and happy.
Devising a healthy weight loss plan requires an understanding of a growing child’s varied nutritional requirements and psychological state. Working with Dr. Mathur, you will be relieved of the burden of trying to figure it all out for yourself, so you can get back to loving and supporting your child.
At Lifestyle Medicine Center, Dr. Mathur achieves a very high success rate. Most patients lose weight and see significant improvements in their metabolic parameters.
Does medical weight loss involve using medication?
With Dr. Mathur’s guidance, and without medications, most patients improve their medical parameters and lose weight from the fat mass and grow into their height. Medications are for teens with high BMIs in conjunction with lifestyle modification.
How can the family help?
You can help by being a buddy to your child and supporting and encouraging them along this journey. Please remember that this is a process. Avoid interruptions like all-inclusive vacations and other events that may challenge your child’s good intentions and reverse progress.
How does medical weight loss work without medication?
Dr. Mathur uses lifestyle modification. She will work with you to determine the underlying cause of your child’s overweight issues, and will then create an effective treatment program.
Scientific tools like body composition analysis and metabolic testing are used to monitor progress.
To find out more about medical weight loss for your child, call Lifestyle Medicine Center today.
Let us review if this is for you.
New medications are available when medically necessary. For some, medication with lifestyle changes are an effective treatment. Most patients respond well to improving their diet and exercise and may not need extra help.
Your child’s metabolism plays a significant role in how the body uses calories. Madhu Mathur, MD, MPH, of Lifestyle Medicine Center in Stamford, Connecticut, is an expert in childhood obesity who uses the latest advancements in scientific understanding of metabolism to help children lose weight effectively. Find out more about medically managed weight loss and metabolic testing for children by calling Lifestyle Medicine Center today.
What is metabolic testing?
Metabolic testing is a way of measuring the energy utilization by the body. It is a useful tool in weight management as it shows how many calories the child consumes with varied activity and in a resting state. This is extremely helpful to monitor for an effective weight loss program.
What does metabolic testing determine?
With metabolic testing we are able to determine the resting metabolic rate and the energy used for daily living activities and exercise.
How does metabolic testing help manage weight?
Metabolic testing helps us determine your child’s energy needs. As the child loses weight, the body gets more efficient and needs fewer calories.
This test helps the parent and child understand the degree to which the meal plan needs to be adjusted. To find out more, give Lifestyle Medicine Center a call today.
Adequate nutrition is essential for health. Madhu Mathur, MD, MPH, of Lifestyle Medicine Center in Stamford, Connecticut, is a childhood obesity expert who can provide customized nutritional plans to optimize your child’s continued growth to keep them healthy even when they need to lose weight. Arrange a nutritional consultation for your child by calling Lifestyle Medicine Center today.
What is a nutritional consultation?
A nutritional consultation is where you and your child discuss nutritional needs and food preferences with Dr. Mathur. She makes sure your child is eating the foods they need in the portions they need to achieve optimal health while managing any required weight loss. She also educates and guides your child in nutrition so that they have the skills they need to make healthy eating decisions when they are on their own.
What role does nutrition play in weight control?
Good nutrition is essential for growth, development and healing.
Poor nutrition leads to pre-diabetes, hypercholesterolemia, insulin resistance, dyslipidemia and fatty liver.
By optimizing nutritional intake, you are ensuring that children and youth have the fundamental building blocks necessary for good health.
What happens at the consultation?
At the consultation, Dr. Mathur elicits a detailed history and possible triggers for weight gain. She also conducts an exam and reviews the blood work.
She then creates a personalized diet, exercise and lifestyle modification plan.
To arrange a meeting for your child with the doctor, call Lifestyle Medicine Center today.
Body Composition Analysis
Having accurate data that shows how much excess fat your child has and where they store it makes it far easier to design an effective diet and exercise plan. Madhu Mathur, MD, MPH, of Lifestyle Medicine Center in Stamford, Connecticut, is a highly-qualified pediatrician and expert in childhood obesity who uses body composition analysis to determine the proportion of fat and lean tissue in your child’s body so she can create the best weight loss plan for them. Call Lifestyle Medicine Center today to arrange a consultation, or book an appointment online.
What is body composition analysis?
Body composition analysis is a measure of the amount of fat in your child’s body compared to the lean tissue or fat-free mass.
Measuring your child’s body composition gives Dr. Mathur valuable insight. Monitoring body composition during treatment is also a good way of checking on healthy weight loss, as you want to be sure that your child is losing excess fat rather than healthy muscle tissue.
Some fat is important to your child’s health, protecting the internal organs, regulating hormones, and acting as an energy store. It’s a buildup of too much fat that leads to health problems.
How is body composition analyzed?
Lifestyle Medicine Center, uses bioelectrical impedance which is a sophisticated but simple, accurate and painless method.
Bioelectrical impedance uses harmless doses of micro electric current which travels at different speeds in the fat and lean tissue. This provides the body fat percentage for your child. This reading is available as a print out that Dr Mathur likes to share with parents and children/youth.
How does body composition analysis help my child lose weight?
Simply put, the bathroom scales might say your child has lost weight while a body composition analysis may show the details. It reveals whether the weight loss was from the fat or muscle mass. In obesity there is excess fat. Fat is what hurts the body by causing inflammation.
Body composition analysis helps Dr Mathur monitor the balance of exercise and calories consumed. Using the information Dr. Mathur can adjust the medical weight loss plan.
To arrange a consultation call Lifestyle Medicine Center today, or book an appointment online.