PerrinMD -  - Integrative Functional Medicine Physician

Khanh Perrin, MD

Integrative Functional Medicine Physician located in Beverly Hills, CA

Weight Loss Specialist

If you wonder how you can diet and exercise and still not reach your weight goals, it’s time to meet with Dr. Khanh Perrin. She understands that many issues affect your ability to reach a healthy weight. At her practice, PerrinMD in Beverly Hills, California, you can receive an individualized assessment of hormone imbalances as well as nutritional and gut bacteria problems that work against weight loss, then receive a customized weight loss plan. Call her office or schedule an appointment online to get started on a successful weight loss journey.

Weight Loss Q & A

by Khanh Perrin, MD

What are the health risks of being overweight?

Being overweight has a broad influence on your overall health because fat cells actively release hormones that regulate your metabolism and communicate with organs throughout your body. These biochemical imbalances increase your risk of developing chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure.

People who are overweight also have double the risk of sleep apnea. If you’re pregnant and overweight, you have a higher chance of developing preeclampsia and gestational diabetes.

Why is it so hard to lose weight?

If you’ve struggled to lose weight and can’t reach your goal, it’s important to know that successful weight loss often requires more than diet and exercise. Many different factors affect your ability to lose weight, including your genetics, food sensitivities, lifestyle factors, gut health, and hormone imbalances.

Here are just a few examples of the ways your body hinders weight loss:

  • Leptin resistance: Being overweight causes leptin resistance, so you stop burning fat
  • Ghrelin increase: Ghrelin makes you feel hungry, and it levels spike by 23% after weight loss
  • Gut bacteria: The type and amount of gut bacteria affect fat storage, metabolism, and response to hormones

How is a customized weight loss plan developed?

Dr. Perrin works with you to determine what has prevented you from reaching your weight loss goal. She explores your health and lifestyle, including other diets you may have tried, and takes into account environmental or emotional concerns that affect your eating habits.

Before developing a diet customized for your goals and lifestyle, Dr. Perrin determines whether you have nutritional or hormone imbalances that work against weight loss.

Dr. Perrin uses an advanced device, the InBody 720, to accurately assess your body composition. This system provides detailed information about your lean body mass, body fat mass, and percent of body fat, to name just a few of the in-depth measurements. Dr. Perrin uses this information to customize your weight loss plan.

What types of diet plans are available?

You have access to diverse types of diets at PerrinMD because the goal is to make sure the plan works for you. The hCG and low-level ketogenic diet are just two possibilities offered by Dr. Perrin. She also specializes in helping you lose weight during significant times in life:

  • Pre-wedding
  • Post-pregnancy
  • Perimenopause and menopause
8530 Wilshire Blvd, 250
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Phone: 310-550-6728
Fax: (310) 248-3544
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