Dr. Cardenas provides expertise and advice about weight loss and nutrition
Frequently, patients come to see Dr. Cardenas with complaints about feeling run down, having less energy or experiencing a lower libido. He often addresses these issues through weight loss and nutrition. Making dietary changes and incorporating Dr. C vitamins and supplements can make all the difference. In addition, micronutrient testing provides a baseline that our San Antonio GYN uses to create a customized treatment plan to address patients’ health and weight loss issues.
Micronutrient testing helps Dr. Cardenas devise a plan for weight loss and nutrition
When Dr. Cardenas develops a nutrition plan, he starts with bloodwork to determine whether patients have problems, such as diabetes or thyroid issues. He also orders micronutrient testing to find out whether the patient has a vitamin or mineral deficiency. The test assesses whether antioxidants and amino acids are working properly on a cellular level.
A ketogenic diet helps patients lose weight safely
The ketogenic, or “keto,” diet is a low-carb eating plan. 75% of a patient’s keto diet consists of protein from meat, eggs, nuts and seeds. Another 20% consists of vegetables and oils. The remaining 5% comes from berries and fruits. Our San Antonio GYN likes this approach to weight loss and nutrition because it has proven health benefits.
- Reduced inflammation
- Reduced cravings
- Improvements in mental sharpness and clarity
- More energy
- Better fat burning
Dr. C vitamins and supplements address deficiencies and improve health
Dr. Cardenas has created high-quality, pharmaceutical-grade vitamins and supplements to help his patients improve their overall health. Our San Antonio GYN ensures that his supplements meet the highest standards for purity and potency. Dr. C products do not contain the binders, dyes, fillers or unknown additives that are found in many over-the-counter products.
Medication helps some patients with their weight loss
Dr. Cardenas recognizes that some patients require medication to help them lose weight. He prescribes Qsymia®, Contrave® and Saxenda®. These prescriptions, combined with the ketogenic diet and physical activity, can lead to weight loss and better health.
Weight loss and nutrition are critical components of women’s healthcare plans. Women who are overweight or obese have a higher risk of developing several health problems, including heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and high triglycerides. However, our San Antonio GYN helps women avoid these problems to look and feel their best. Contact us to get on the road to better health.