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Tailored Nutrition Plan

It is estimated that about 70 percent of American adults are overweight or obese, putting them at risk for a number of health issues such as cancer, heart disease, kidney disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes. We help our patients take a big step in weight loss and make a lifestyle change.

Our knowledgeable staff can enhance your weight loss program with a tailored nutrition plan. We are here to provide counseling and guidance as you look to make changes in your lifestyle. We will provide you with the tools to make smart nutritional choices and help you realize your weight loss goals. We review your medical history, current health and any medications you are currently taking on a daily basis.

Weight Loss FAQS

What is phentermine?

Phentermine is a drug that curbs your appetite, often as part of a weight loss program. Phentermine is the most widely-prescribed weight-loss medication in the U.S. and received FDA approval way back in 1959 as an appetite suppressant. When combined with a healthy diet and regular exercise, phentermine can be an effective treatment in your goal of losing weight. The medication boosts your energy while decreasing your appetite.

Is phentermine safe?

Yes, phentermine is considered a safe and well-tolerated drug when used as prescribed. You decrease risks of diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure when you achieve a healthy weight.

How do I use phentermine?

Dr. Z will instruct you on how to take the medication. It is usually taken by mouth once a day before or after breakfast. Your dose will be tailored to your specific requirements.

Are there any side effects with phentermine?

Like any prescription drug, the possibility of some side effects does exist, such as high blood pressure, difficulty sleeping, dry mouth, nervousness, or taste impairment. Dr. Z will go over the details and ensure you receive a prescription that is right for you.

What is vitamin B12?

Vitamin B12 is a form of vitamin for blood formation, cell reproduction, growth, protein, and tissue synthesis. Many people are deficient in this vitamin, particularly vegetarians. Yet, even some people who eat meat don't absorb the vitamin very well because a protein called intrinsic factor needs to bind with vitamin B12 to be absorbed into the blood. And so, patients who do not produce enough intrinsic factor become deficient. This is particularly the case with elderly people because the body’s ability to absorb B12 diminishes with age. Patients who suffer from Crohn's disease or other conditions that affect the gut are also at risk.

Without sufficient vitamin B12, patients can suffer from issues such as neurological problems as well as feeling tired and depressed or even being forgetful. The goal is to raise blood levels of B12 with injections and reverse a deficiency. The production of red blood cells is crucial for proper brain function.

Am I a candidate for vitamin B12?

If you are deficient in vitamin B12 and in good physical health, you are a good candidate for vitamin B12 injections.

What are the side effects of vitamin B12?

The B12 injections are considered very safe and no major side effects. Some of the potential common side effects can include diarrhea and itchiness.

vitamin B12 Injections

Vitamin B12 is injected into a muscle or under your skin and best when taken at regular intervals, which will be determined by Dr. Z during your consultation. The procedure only takes a few minutes to be administered and you will leave our office feeling energized and reaping the benefits as you go back to your daily activities.

It is widely known in medical circles that B12 is absorbed more quickly by injection rather than taken orally. This is because it bypasses the digestive system and goes directly into your bloodstream when injected. B12 injections will increase the production of red blood cells and provides many benefits, including:

  • Helps with anti-aging
  • Feeling more energetic
  • Prevent and reduce depression
  • Can reduce the risk of osteoporosis
  • Healthy looking hair, nails, and skin
  • Enhance your skin for a youthful appearance
  • Lose weight due to your metabolism increasing and being more active
  • Help maintain good vision and protect against macular degeneration
  • Fend off some signs of aging such as wrinkles, fine lines, and brittle nails
  • Vitamin B12 aids in the conversion of homocysteine (helps heart attack and stroke)
  • Feel less fatigued (conversion of macronutrients and production of creatine helps in building muscle mass and reduce muscle weakness)
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How B12 impacts weight loss

Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin that contains the mineral cobalt and plays an important role in brain function and the production of DNA and red blood cells. Also known as cobalamin, vitamin B12 is naturally found in animal foods, dairy products and eggs (among others) and has a recommended daily intake (RDI) of six micrograms a day. Many patients are deficient in vitamin B12 which affects their energy levels.

Vitamin B12 can help with weight loss in that a deficiency in B12 disrupts your body’s natural balance, slows down your metabolism, and burns less calories. A prolonged B12 deficiency can lead to anemia and low red blood cells. When your body is unable to properly provide oxygen to the various tissues, it weakens you and makes it harder to lose weight. You feel more tired, dizzy and experience shortness of breath, all factors that can disrupt your body as you try to lose weight.

If you have low levels of B12, it can impede you when you are performing strenuous exercises. Your body banks on your circulatory and respiratory systems during exercises. Not being able to exercise to your full potential will prevent you from achieving the weight loss that you desire. A B12 injection can provide you with more energy as the vitamin goes directly into your bloodstream as opposed to your digestive system. The impact from a B12 injection is fast and will give you the boost you are looking for.

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Symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency

Here are some of the symptoms that you may have a B12 deficiency:

  • Poor memory
  • Feeling dizzy
  • Lack of appetite
  • Having shortness of breath
  • Finding hard to concentrate
  • Feeling depressed and anxious
  • Rapid heartbeats or palpitations
  • Chronic fatigue, feeling lethargic
  • Muscle pain and ache, trouble exercising
  • Experiencing bleeding gums and mouth sores
  • Digestive issues such as diarrhea, cramping or nausea
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The Consultation

During your consultation with Dr. Zuriarrain, you will have a chance to learn about weight loss and how we can help you. This will be a great time to ask more details about options such as phentermine and vitamin B12 injections.

Dr. Z takes the time to listen to your concerns, go over your medical history, and evaluate your current health and lifestyle to determine if you can benefit from these choices. He will explain what phentermine and B12 are and how they may be able to help you with your weight loss goals.

As a quadruple board-certified surgeon, Dr. Z has years of experience helping patients improve their quality of life and health. At Zuri Plastic Surgery, we have created a comfortable environment to make your visit a relaxing and welcoming experience.

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How to Get Started

At Zuri Plastic Surgery, we help our Miami weight loss patients with their program that can include phentermine combined with B12 vitamin injections. We want what is best for our patients and we are here to help you get healthier. We also understand how hard it can be to lose weight. We are here to help you along your journey and if you are interested in a procedure we can prepare you to obtain optimal results.

Dr. Z and his staff have many options for you to choose from when it comes to how to improve your physical standard of living and achieve the life-long benefits of a healthy weight. Call us today to schedule an appointment and discover the service and outcomes that make us who we are. We work with your schedule to give you the time you need to get all the information you crave and discuss with Dr. Z how best to customize your procedure.

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