Weight Management Specialist

Irina Gressel, MD -  - Primary Care

Irina Gressel, MD

Primary Care & Aesthetic Physician located in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, NY

About half of all American adults try to lose weight in any given year. But while many do it to improve their appearance, the health benefits of weight management far exceeds aesthetics. Primary care physician Irina Gressel, MD, offers weight management programs from her practice in the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. She encourages her patients to adopt healthier lifestyles that prevent them from needing treatment down the line. Take control of your weight the healthy way. Book an appointment through this website or over the phone.

Weight Management Q & A

What is weight management?

Weight management is a structured program that includes exercise, diet, and lifestyle changes to help you reach a healthy weight. A healthy weight measurement depends on your height, age, and physical health. 

Dr. Gressel creates a weight management program tailored to you. Losing weight is a process, and she reviews your health as you progress to give you the best chances of success. 

In addition to helping you plan reduced-calorie meals and menus, Dr. Gressel and her team offer MIC (l-methionine, inositol, and choline) fat-burning injections that dissolve excess body fat, accelerate weight loss, and give you the lean body contours you desire without any downtime.

What numbers are important when managing weight?

There are several ways to measure weight loss. However, two are most useful in showing what is healthy for you: body fat percentage and body mass index (BMI).

Body fat percentage

Your body comprises fat, muscle, bone, blood, water, and a host of other things that contribute to your weight. A body fat percentage measurement gives you an accurate gauge of how much of your body comprises fat, and advanced technology can even show you where it’s stored. 

This is important because you have two types of fat, visceral and subcutaneous. Subcutaneous fat sits over the muscle and is the fat you can see, whereas visceral fat collects around your organs and causes severe health problems.

Body mass index (BMI)

Body mass index is a calculation that looks at your weight in relation to your height. The index shows whether you’re underweight, at a healthy weight, or are overweight or obese. 

The index is a useful tool, but it doesn’t account for what comprises your weight. For example, a heavily muscled person could chart as obese because muscle is so heavy.

What are the benefits of losing weight?

Dr. Gressel prescribes weight management programs as part of her comprehensive approach to patient care. Taking control of your weight early on can prevent or lower your risk of developing serious conditions, including:

  • Heart disease
  • High blood sugar levels
  • High cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Joint issues
  • Stroke
  • Certain cancers
  • Mobility issues
  • Blood pressure

Being overweight or obese is linked to many life-endangering diseases. When you partner with Dr. Gressel, you take the first steps to a healthier, fitter life. Call Irina Gressel, MD, today or schedule an appointment through the online booking tool.