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About Prab R. Tumpati, MD, Medical Director

Dr. Prab R. Tumpati, MD is a practicing Obesity, sleep, aesthetic and internal medicine physician. As the founder and medical director of W8MD, Dr. Tumpati is very experienced and well versed in the science and the art of medicine having helped thousands of patients lose weight, sleep and look better!

What does contrave look like?

Contrave is one of the new weight loss medications approved by the US FDA for helping overweight or obese patients lose weight.

Contrave weight loss medication

Contrave weight loss medication

The drug is the combination of naltrexone hydrochloride (HCl) and bupropion HCl extended release combination (NB).

Dose of Contrave

Dose of Naltrexone and Bupropion

  • Naltrexone HCl 8 mg/bupropion 90 mg extended release combination tablets

Other contrave related questions

  • Cost of Contrave – although the cost can vary from $275 to $300, with appropriate coupons that W8MD can offer, most only pay about $115 or less per month.
  • Coupon for contrave – contact the nearest W8MD  for a coupon.
  • Doctors who prescribe contrave – All W8MD weight loss locations offer Contrave as one of the options when clinically appropriate.
  • Side effects of contrave
  1. Reviews of Contrave
  2. Results of Contrave
  3. Pictures of Contrave
  4. Cheapest way to get Contrave
  5. Contrave compared to other diet pills
  6. Does Contrave work for weight loss?

Frequently asked questions about Contrave

  • How long does it take contrave to leave your body?
  • How do I stop taking Contrave?
  • What is the average weight loss with Contrave?
  • Can you drink alcohol while taking Contrave?
  • What are the side effects of stopping contrave?
  • Is Contrave better than Phentermine?
  • Is contrave an antidepressant?
  • Can I take contrave every other day?
  • Can you take contrave at bedtime?
  • Will contrave give you energy?
  • How much weight can you lose with orlistat?
  • What time of day should I take contrave?
  • Can contrave cause liver damage?
  • Does contrave cause hair loss?
  • Does insurance cover contrave?

Benefits of weight loss

  • Why lose weight? 
  • What are the benefits of losing weight?
  • What are the consequences of obesity or overweight?
3 things wrong with our diet

3 things wrong with our diet

Introduction on Obesity and overweight status

Obesity is a major public health problem not only in the United States, but also in countries around the world including many developing countries such as India. In the United States, obesity and overweight status combined together affects close to 70 percent of the entire population.

So, what are the costs of obesity to the individual and to the society?

According to a study from George Washington University, obesity is not just a public health problem but also a personal drag on your wallet as it has both direct and indirect costs at the individual level.

Cost of obesity to the individual

George Washington University study shows that the annual cost of being obese is $4,879 for a woman and $2,646 for a man by factoring in obesity related costs such as employee sick days, lost productivity, even the need for extra gasoline. As obesity also leads to reduced longevity, factoring the cost of lost years of life brought women’s annual obesity costs up to $8,365, and men’s to $6,518.

What are the preventable health benefits associated with losing weight?

DIABETES MELLITUS OR TYPE 2 DIABETES

Research from Yale Preventive Research Center shows that up to 90 percent of diabetes is preventable with lifestyle intervention and weight loss as revealed by Dr. David Katz, MD, director of Yale Preventive Medicine Research Center as published on WebMD.

  • According to the Surgeon General, a weight gain of even a small amount of 11 to 18 pounds increases a person’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes to twice that of individuals who have not gained weight.
  • Research also shows that over 80% of people with diabetes are overweight or obese, and of the remaining 20 percent, most are metabolically obese meaning they have central or intra-abdominal weight leading to increased risk of diabetes.
W8MD Weight Loss, Sleep and MedSpa Centers

W8MD Weight Loss, Sleep and MedSpa Centers

HEART DISEASE

  • Cardiovascular diseases are undoubtedly the leading cause of death (mortality) and sickness (morbidity) in this country. Research has clearly shown and it is well accepted fact that the rate of heart disease including heart attack, congestive heart failure, sudden cardiac death, angina or chest pain, and abnormal heart rhythm etc. is increased in people who are overweight or obese defined as a body mass index of 25 or over.
  • High blood pressure is twice as common in adults who are obese than in those who are at a healthy weight.
  • Obesity is associated with elevated triglycerides (blood fat) and decreased HDL cholesterol (“good cholesterol”), factors considered part of metabolic syndrome.

CANCER

  • Up to 60% of cancers are considered preventable through lifestyle intervention and weight loss as overweight and obesity are associated with an increased risk for many types of cancer including endometrial cancer, colon, gall bladder, prostate, kidney, and postmenopausal breast cancer.

BREATHING PROBLEMS

  • Sleep apnea is more common in obese persons, and up to 70% of sleep apnea is attributable to being overweight or obese. The risk of asthma is also higher in people who are obese.

Other weight related problems including the following

  • Research shows that for every 2-pound increase in weight, the risk of developing arthritis is increased by 9 to 13% and losing even a small amount of weight can help improve joint function.
  • Obesity, and particularly insulin resistance that goes along with obesity, leads to infertility issues in women due to Poly-Cystic Ovaries as a result of insulin resistance.
  •  the risk  of gall bladder disease, incontinence, increased surgical risk, and depression.
  • An estimated 300,000 deaths per year may be attributable to obesity.
  • The risk of death rises with increasing weight.
  • Even moderate weight excess (10 to 20 pounds for a person of average height) increases the risk of death, particularly among adults aged 30 to 64 years.
  • Individuals who are obese (BMI > 30)* have a 50 to 100% increased risk of premature death from all causes, compared to individuals with a healthy weight.
    W8MD weight loss team

    W8MD weight loss team

BENEFITS OF WEIGHT LOSS

  • Even a small amount of weight loss of  5 to 15% of total body weight can reduce the risk factors for over 50 medical problems including diabetes, diseases, and even cancers.
  • Weight loss can improve blood pressure, reduce blood sugar, improve blood cholesterol levels, improve joint paints, prevent osteoarthritis, improve life expectancy by up to 10 years.

 How can w8md medical weight loss centers of America can help?

W8MD Medical Weight Loss Program is a medical weight loss and sleep wellness program for those that are serious about losing weight and gaining control of their weight.

We understand that losing weight and keeping it off is a challenge for many people and a physician trained in the new field of Obesity Medicine can help. That is why we are committed to our proven approach to medical weight loss using evidence based non surgical methods.

We want to give you all the tools you need to succeed in losing weight fast and safe with offices in many states in the United States.

W8MD medical weight loss centers has helped patients achieve their goals by using a an evidence based method for weight loss under the supervision of a trained weight loss or obesity medicine physician.

Our weight loss program focuses on:

A physician-supervised diet such as the 800 plus calorie VLCD or very low calorie diets or LCD or low calorie diets.

FDA approved weight loss medications when medically appropriate,

A personally structured and administered exercise program,

Comprehensive behavior therapy, and

Ongoing weight maintenance support.

We can help you achieve long-lasting weight loss without feeling constantly hungry and deprived as we address the underlying metabolic cause of the starvation, namely insulin resistance.

Our weight loss physicians are highly trained and respected physicians and are well versed in the medical treatment of overweight and obesity.

Our weight loss physicians oversee all our patients and helps customize their individual weight loss treatments.

We are committed to helping you lose weight as safely and efficiently as possible using evidence based, non-surgical weight loss measures for safe and effective weight loss under medical supervision.

We also offer an affordable telemedicine program for those that do not have W8MD center near them so you can be evaluated by one of our obesity medicine physicians to understand the complex factors that lead to weight gain and to devise a non-surgical strategy to help you fight obesity.

Tired of being overweight? Try W8MD’s insurance physician weight loss

W8MD's insurance weight loss

W8MD’s insurance weight loss

Three things wrong with our diet

 

W8MD’S THREE THINGS WRONG WITH OUR DIET

3 things wrong with our diet

3 things wrong with our diet

We are not adapted to eating a grain based diet

Agriculture is a relatively recent development having been in existence for only about 10,000 years considered small in evolutionary perspective. As a result, humans have not fully adapted to eating a diet rich in grain based carbohydrate rich foods leading to

Insulin Resistance which affects over two thirds of all adults. This increases unhealthy belly fat leading to increased inflammation.

Lack of Antioxidants

Before the modern food processing era, our diet used to have more than 50 percent unprocessed and uncooked food items such as coloured fruits, vegetables, and other natural ingredients that are high in antioxidants such as polyphenols leading to increased inflammation.

Omega 3 to Omega 6 Ratio

The third thing that leads to increased inflammation is the ratio of Omega 3 to Omega 6 fatty acids used to be 1:1 but is now at 1:16 which also increases inflammation. Remember, inflammation is the root cause of most human diseases.

Frequently asked questions

  • Are eggs an inflammatory?
  • What food is inflammatory?
  • Is coffee anti inflammatory?
  • Is yogurt an inflammatory food?
  • Are Bananas an anti inflammatory?
  • What can I drink for inflammation?
  • How do I rid my body of inflammation?
  • Do tomatoes cause inflammation in the body?
  • Does anti inflammatory diet help weight loss?
  • What are the 5 classic signs of inflammation?
  • Is apple cider vinegar a natural anti inflammatory?
  • What foods should you avoid that cause inflammation?
  • What is the most effective natural anti inflammatory?
  • What is the best anti inflammatory diet for weight loss?
  • What is the fastest way to reduce inflammation in the body?

A-Z list of weight loss articles

W8MD weight loss team

W8MD weight loss team

Benefits of losing weight

  • Why lose weight? 
  • What are the benefits of losing weight?
  • What are the consequences of obesity or overweight?

Introduction on Obesity and overweight status

Stop blaming the victim for obesity

Stop blaming the victim for obesity

Obesity is a major public health problem not only in the United States, but also in countries around the world including many developing countries such as India. In the United States, obesity and overweight status combined together affects close to 70 percent of the entire population.

So, what are the costs of obesity to the individual and to the society?

According to a study from George Washington University, obesity is not just a public health problem but also a personal drag on your wallet as it has both direct and indirect costs at the individual level.

Cost of obesity to the individual

George Washington University study shows that the annual cost of being obese is $4,879 for a woman and $2,646 for a man by factoring in obesity related costs such as employee sick days, lost productivity, even the need for extra gasoline. As obesity also leads to reduced longevity, factoring the cost of lost years of life brought women’s annual obesity costs up to $8,365, and men’s to $6,518.

What are the preventable health benefits associated with losing weight?

DIABETES MELLITUS OR TYPE 2 DIABETES

Research from Yale Preventive Research Center shows that up to 90 percent of diabetes is preventable with lifestyle intervention and weight loss as revealed by Dr. David Katz, MD, director of Yale Preventive Medicine Research Center as published on WebMD.

  • According to the Surgeon General, a weight gain of even a small amount of 11 to 18 pounds increases a person’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes to twice that of individuals who have not gained weight.
  • Research also shows that over 80% of people with diabetes are overweight or obese, and of the remaining 20 percent, most are metabolically obese meaning they have central or intra-abdominal weight leading to increased risk of diabetes.

HEART DISEASE

  • Cardiovascular diseases are undoubtedly the leading cause of death (mortality) and sickness (morbidity) in this country. Research has clearly shown and it is well accepted fact that the rate of heart disease including heart attack, congestive heart failure, sudden cardiac death, angina or chest pain, and abnormal heart rhythm etc. is increased in people who are overweight or obese defined as a body mass index of 25 or over.
  • High blood pressure is twice as common in adults who are obese than in those who are at a healthy weight.
  • Obesity is associated with elevated triglycerides (blood fat) and decreased HDL cholesterol (“good cholesterol”), factors considered part of metabolic syndrome.

CANCER

  • Up to 60% of cancers are considered preventable through lifestyle intervention and weight loss as overweight and obesity are associated with an increased risk for many types of cancer including endometrial cancer, colon, gall bladder, prostate, kidney, and postmenopausal breast cancer.

BREATHING PROBLEMS

  • Sleep apnea is more common in obese persons, and up to 70% of sleep apnea is attributable to being overweight or obese. The risk of asthma is also higher in people who are obese.

Other weight related problems including the following

  • Research shows that for every 2-pound increase in weight, the risk of developing arthritis is increased by 9 to 13% and losing even a small amount of weight can help improve joint function.
  • Obesity, and particularly insulin resistance that goes along with obesity, leads to infertility issues in women due to Poly-Cystic Ovaries as a result of insulin resistance.
  •  the risk  of gall bladder disease, incontinence, increased surgical risk, and depression.
  • An estimated 300,000 deaths per year may be attributable to obesity.
  • The risk of death rises with increasing weight.
  • Even moderate weight excess (10 to 20 pounds for a person of average height) increases the risk of death, particularly among adults aged 30 to 64 years.
  • Individuals who are obese (BMI > 30)* have a 50 to 100% increased risk of premature death from all causes, compared to individuals with a healthy weight.

BENEFITS OF WEIGHT LOSS

  • Even a small amount of weight loss of  5 to 15% of total body weight can reduce the risk factors for over 50 medical problems including diabetes, diseases, and even cancers.
  • Weight loss can improve blood pressure, reduce blood sugar, improve blood cholesterol levels, improve joint paints, prevent osteoarthritis, improve life expectancy by up to 10 years.

 How can w8md medical weight loss centers of America can help?

W8MD Medical Weight Loss Program is a medical weight loss and sleep wellness program for those that are serious about losing weight and gaining control of their weight.

We understand that losing weight and keeping it off is a challenge for many people and a physician trained in the new field of Obesity Medicine can help. That is why we are committed to our proven approach to medical weight loss using evidence based non surgical methods.

We want to give you all the tools you need to succeed in losing weight fast and safe with offices in many states in the United States.

W8MD medical weight loss centers has helped patients achieve their goals by using a an evidence based method for weight loss under the supervision of a trained weight loss or obesity medicine physician.

Our weight loss program focuses on:

  • A physician-supervised diet such as the 800 plus calorie VLCD or very low calorie diets or LCD or low calorie diets.
  • FDA approved weight loss medications when medically appropriate,
  • A personally structured and administered exercise program,
  • Comprehensive behavior therapy, and
  • Ongoing weight maintenance support.

We can help you achieve long-lasting weight loss without feeling constantly hungry and deprived as we address the underlying metabolic cause of the starvation, namely insulin resistance.

Our weight loss physicians are highly trained and respected physicians and are well versed in the medical treatment of overweight and obesity.

Our weight loss physicians oversee all our patients and helps customize their individual weight loss treatments.

We are committed to helping you lose weight as safely and efficiently as possible using evidence based, non-surgical weight loss measures for safe and effective weight loss under medical supervision.

Tired of being overweight? Try W8MD’s insurance physician weight loss

W8MD's insurance weight loss

W8MD’s insurance weight loss

8 Tips for quick weight loss

 

8 tips for quick weight loss from W8MD

Pronounced weightMD, our state of the art W8MD physician medical weight losssleep, holistic IV nutrition and aesthetic medicine programs can help you not only to lose weight, and sleep better but also look your best! The Center’s team of practitioners are among the most qualified, dedicated and hospitable professionals in the industry.

Since its inception in 2011, W8MD’s insurance physician weight loss program has successfully helped thousands of patients succeed in not only losing weight but also keep it off with an ongoing maintenance plan.

Weight Loss

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Free weight loss

If you are searching for ways to lose weight free, you are at the right place.

Before you try to lose weight, you need to first understand what is causing your weight gain?

3 things wrong with our diet

3 things wrong with our diet

Causes of weight gain

Food and Activity
People attain weight when they eat greater calories than they burn thru activity. This imbalance is the best contributor to weight gain.

Environment

The world round us influences our capability to hold a wholesome weight. For example:
Not having place parks, sidewalks, and cheap gyms makes it tough for people to be physically active.
Oversized meals parts expand Americans’ calorie intake, making even greater bodily exercise necessary to hold a healthy weight.
Some humans don’t have get admission to to supermarkets that sell cheap healthy foods, such as fresh fruits and vegetables.
Food advertising encourages humans to purchase unhealthy foods, such as high-fat snacks and sugary drinks.
Acanthosis nigricans of the neck

Acanthosis nigricans of the neck

Genetics

Research suggests that genetics performs a role in obesity. Genes can directly reason obesity in such problems as Prader-Willi syndrome.
Genes additionally may make a contribution to a person’s susceptibility to weight gain. Scientists trust that genes may additionally make bigger a person’s likelihood of becoming chubby however that outdoor factors, such as an considerable meals supply or little physical activity, additionally may additionally be required for a individual to put on excess weight.

Health Conditions and Medications

Some hormone problems may additionally purpose obese and obesity, such as underactive thyroid, Cushing syndrome and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).
Certain drugs additionally can also purpose weight gain, which include some corticosteroids, antidepressants, and seizure medicines.

Stress, Emotional Factors, and Poor Sleep

Some humans devour extra than regular when they are bored, angry, upset, or stressed.
Studies also have found that the much less humans sleep, the extra probably they are to be obese or obese. This is partly due to the fact hormones that are released at some point of sleep manage appetite and the body’s use of energy.

Can a weight loss ketogenic diet help me to lose weight?

Metabolic weight gain?

Do you have excess belly fat?
Do you crave carbs?
Acanthosis Nigricans

Acanthosis Nigricans

How do you treat obesity?

How is obesity treated?
Obesity is treated using one or more of these
strategies:
„ a diet low in calories
„ increased physical activity
„ behavior therapy
„ prescription medications
„ weight-loss surgery

W8MD’s insurance physician weight loss program is unique in many ways with a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach to weight loss that addresses all the complex issues leading to weight gain, both in adults and children. Since its inception in 2011, W8MD has successfully helped thousands of patients succeed in not only losing weight but also keep it off with an ongoing maintenance plan. Learn more…

Weight loss articles WH

Weight loss artciles WH

Weight loss can be achieved either by way of eating fewer energy or by using burning greater energy with bodily activity, ideally both.

A healthful weight loss software consists of:
A reasonable, practical weight loss goal
A decreased calorie, nutritionally-balanced consuming plan
Regular physical activity
A behavior change plan

How can W8MD’s insurance weight loss program help>

Since its inception in 2011, W8MD’s insurance physician weight loss program has successfully helped thousands of patients succeed in not only losing weight but also keep it off with an ongoing maintenance plan.

W8MD’s Insurance Physician weight loss Program is unique in many ways with a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach to weight loss addresses all the complex issues leading to weight gain, both in adults and children. The Center’s team of practitioners are among the most qualified, dedicated and hospitable professionals in the industry. Learn More…

Location

W8MD Weight Loss, Sleep & Medspa
1718 Welsh Road, 2nd Floor, Philadelphia, PA, 19115

W8MD Weight Loss, Sleep & Medspa
987 Old Eagle School Rd Suite 712, Wayne, PA 19087

Call 215-676-2334

W8MD Weight Loss, Sleep & Medspa

2632 E 21st St., Suite L2, Brooklyn, NY, 11235

Call 718-946-5500

W8MD Weight Loss, Sleep & Medical Spa NJ

140 E Evesham Rd, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003

Call 800-986-3007

W8MD Weight Loss, Sleep & Medspa
Manhattan, NY – 401 E 55th Street New York, NY 10022

  • what weight loss really looks like

Weight loss artciles WI

Weight loss artciles WO

Weight loss can be achieved by a combination of eating fewer calories and by burning more calories with physical activity.

Safe and successful weight-loss programs should include

  • behavioral treatment, also called lifestyle counseling
  • information about getting enough sleep, managing stress, and the benefits and drawbacks of weight-loss medicines
  • ongoing feedback, monitoring, and support throughout the program
  • slow and steady weight-loss goals—usually 2 to 3 pounds per week 
  • a plan for keeping the weight off, including goal setting, self-checks such as keeping a food journal, and counseling support

Since its inception in 2011, W8MD’s insurance physician weight loss program has successfully helped thousands of patients succeed in not only losing weight but also keep it off with an ongoing maintenance plan.

W8MD’s Insurance physician weight loss program is unique in many ways with a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach to weight loss addresses all the complex issues leading to weight gain, both in adults and children. The Center’s team of practitioners are among the most qualified, dedicated and hospitable professionals in the industry. Learn more…

Sleep Medicine Program uses state of the art technology including the convenient home sleep studies or in lab sleep diagnostic studies to diagnose and treat over 80 different sleep disorders including sleep apnea, narcolepsy, restless leg syndrome, insomnia to name a few. Learn More…

Medical Aesthetic Program offers a wide variety of advanced laser skin treatments including oxygen super facials, photofacials, microneedling, PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) therapy, non-ablative laser skin resurfacing, botox, fillers and aesthetic treatments. The variety of technology and technique, combined with knowledgeable staff, allows doctors to customize treatment plans to each patient.
One-size-fits-all procedures are not performed at W8MD Weight Loss, Sleep & Aesthetic Centers. Learn more…

IV and IM Nutrition Therapy includes booster shots for B12, vitamin B complex, Vitamin C, Detox treatments and IV nutrition therapy. Studies have shown that as many as 39% of those taking vitamins on a regular basis in a nursing home setting were not absorbing the same vitamins they are taking by mouth leading to significant deficiencies.

Administering nutrients via an injection or intravenously (IV) allows for much higher doses of these nutrients to be infused directly into the body. Learn more

Locations

W8MD Weight Loss Philadelphia

W8MD Weight Loss, Sleep & Medspa
1718 Welsh Road, 2nd Floor, Philadelphia, PA, 19115

Call 215-676-2334

W8MD Weight Loss King of Prussia, PA

W8MD Weight Loss, Sleep & Medspa
987 Old Eagle School Rd Suite 712, Wayne, PA 19087

Call 215-676-2334

W8MD Weight Loss Brooklyn

W8MD Weight Loss, Sleep & Medspa

2632 E 21st St., Suite L2, Brooklyn, NY, 11235

Call 718-946-5500

W8MD Weight Loss New Jersey

W8MD Weight Loss, Sleep & Medical Spa NJ

140 E Evesham Rd, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003

Call 800-986-3007

W8MD Weight Loss Manhattan

W8MD Weight Loss, Sleep & Medspa
Manhattan, NY – 401 E 55th Street New York, NY 10022

Call 718-946-5500

 

 

Losing weight in NYC

Losing weight in New York City

Successful weight management is a long-term challenge. Weight can have an effect on a person’s self-esteem.

Excess weight is incredibly seen and inspires some powerful reactions, on the other hand unfairly, from other people and from the human beings who elevate the extra weight.

Obesity help

Obesity help

Behaviors That Will Help You Lose Weight and Maintain It in New York City

Set the Right Goals.

Successful weight managers are these who pick out two or three goals at a time that are manageable.

Useful dreams must be

(1) specific;

(2) potential (doable); and

(3) forgiving (less than perfect).

Reward Success (But Not With Food)

Balance Your Food Checkbook

Get the Fullness Message

How can W8MD’s Insurance Weight Loss Programs Help?

Stop blaming the victim for obesity

Stop blaming the victim for obesity

Since its inception in 2011, W8MD’s insurance physician weight loss program has successfully helped thousands of patients succeed in not only losing weight but also keep it off with an ongoing maintenance plan.

W8MD’s Insurance Physician weight loss Program is unique in many ways with a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach to weight loss addresses all the complex issues leading to weight gain, both in adults and children. The Center’s team of practitioners are among the most qualified, dedicated and hospitable professionals in the industry. Learn More…

Locations for losing weight with W8MD

W8MD Weight Loss, Sleep & Medspa
1718 Welsh Road, 2nd Floor, Philadelphia, PA, 19115

W8MD Weight Loss, Sleep & Medspa
987 Old Eagle School Rd Suite 712, Wayne, PA 19087

W8MD Weight Loss, Sleep & Medspa

2632 E 21st St., Suite L2, Brooklyn, NY, 11235

W8MD Weight Loss, Sleep & Medical Spa NJ

140 E Evesham Rd, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003

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