Weight Loss Specialist

Ben Kermani, MD

Primary Care Doctor located in Las Vegas, NV and Summerlin, NV

Millions of Americans are overweight or obese and at risk for a range health problems that include arthritis, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Dr. Ben Kermani helps men, women, teens, and children in the Las Vegas and Summerlin area make substantial lifestyle changes that help them achieve a healthy, permanently sustainable weight. When you’re ready to lose weight and improve your health, Contact Dr. Kermani’s supportive staff to arrange a consultation.

Weight Loss Q&A

Why am I fat?

This is a time of abundant food supplies, but many of the products on your grocer’s shelves don’t nourish your body. Ingredients with low nutritional value, such as sugar and trans fats, actually promote weight gain.

A recent nutritional survey of Americans found that 9% of 2- to 5-year-olds, 17% of 6- to 11-year-olds, 20% of 12- to 19-year-olds, and nearly 70% of adults age 20 years or older are overweight or obese.

Besides overeating or eating unhealthy foods, multiple factors can predispose you to becoming overweight or obese:

  • Family history
  • Slow metabolism
  • Chronic inflammation or food allergies
  • Poor habits (lack of exercise, smoking cigarettes)
  • Environmental conditions (chemical toxins, stressful situations)
  • Insufficient sleep

Why do I regain weight after I diet?

Losing weight and maintaining the loss long term is more complex than simply restricting calories.

Calorie restriction can instigate a process in your body that causes metabolism to decrease and fat storage to increase. That’s why enlisting the aid of Dr. Kermani, who can identify all the underlying factors that cause your weight gain, is crucial.

How does medically supervised weight loss work?

The first step toward achieving and maintaining a healthy weight and lifestyle is a consultation. During his time with you, Dr. Kermani asks about your family and personal history, your lifestyle, daily diet, and the challenges you’ve experienced when trying to lose weight on your own.

Dr. Kermani also conducts a physical examination, including blood work, to identify the underlying conditions complicating your situation.

Based on the results of the consultation, examination, and tests, Dr. Kermani designs a weight-loss and maintenance program that fits your individual needs. Therapies and recommendations for weight loss may include:

  • Changing to a whole-foods diet
  • Eliminating allergens
  • Stress-reduction techniques
  • Exercise and movement recommendations
  • Nutritional supplements
  • Prescription medications

When you’re ready to make a positive change to your weight and health, contact Dr. Kermani for an in-depth consultation.