Common Health Condition: Weight Loss | Virtual Private Clinic in Quebec

Consult a Doctor Online For Weight Loss, By Phone or Video.

Skip the waiting room and instantly speak to a doctor to treat and prescribe medication for weight loss in minutes, from the comfort of your home or office. Free medication delivery to your door.

Our virtual doctors can offer Weight Loss treatment.

Common Weight Loss Medications

Get a weight loss prescription, medical advice, blood & lab tests, and refills in minutes, without even leaving your home.

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Weight Loss Consultation

Weight Loss Consultation

$136

Blood Test Follow-Up

$118

Follow-Up Consultation

$118

prescription renewal

$149

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Nutrition Consultation

Nutrition Consultation

$169

Follow-Up Visit

$136

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is obesity?

Obesity is a medical condition in which someone has an unhealthy amount of body fat and is considered to be overweight. It’s usually caused by a combination of things, including genetics, lifestyle choices, and metabolism. If you’re struggling with obesity, it’s important to know that you’re not alone and there are things you can do to treat obesity and improve your health. If you're concerned about any changes you've noticed in your body, it's always best to talk to a doctor or other medical professional. They can help you figure out what's going on and whether or not you need to be worried about it.

How do I prevent obesity?

There are many things you can do to prevent obesity, including:

Eating a healthy diet: This means eating plenty of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, and limiting your intake of processed foods, saturated fats, sugar, and salt.

Exercising regularly: Aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise most days of the week.

Limiting your alcohol intake: Alcohol can contribute to weight gain, so it's best to limit your intake to one drink per day or less.

Making sure you get enough sleep: Getting enough rest is crucial for maintaining a healthy weight.

When should I see a doctor for weight loss?

If you are more than 100 pounds over your ideal body weight, or have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or more, you may be considered obese. You may also be considered obese if you have a BMI between 35 and 39.9 and experience obesity-related health problems, such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, or severe sleep apnea.

If you are struggling to lose weight on your own, it may be time to seek help from a medical professional. On Eden Telemed, our online doctors as well as nutritionists can evaluate your weight loss goals and overall health to determine the best treatment for you, including lifestyle changes, medication or surgery. With the right treatment plan, you can maintain a healthy weight, improve your health and quality of life.

What are the causes of obesity?

There are many different causes of obesity, but most can be grouped into two main categories: lifestyle choices and medical conditions.

Lifestyle choices that can lead to obesity include eating a diet high in calories and lacking physical activity. Other lifestyle choices that contribute to weight gain are drinking sugary beverages, eating too much fast food, and leading a sedentary lifestyle.

Medical conditions that can cause obesity include hormonal disorders such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and Cushing’s syndrome, certain medications such as steroids, and sleep disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea.

What are the complications of obesity?

Most people with obesity don’t have any major health problems. But as obesity increases, so does the risk for developing obesity-related health conditions, such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease.

Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. It occurs when the body doesn’t use insulin properly or produces too little insulin. Insulin is a hormone that helps the body turn sugar into energy. When there isn’t enough insulin or the body can’t use it effectively, sugar builds up in the bloodstream instead of being used for energy.

High blood pressure is another complication of obesity. When extra weight puts strain on your heart and blood vessels, it raises your blood pressure. High blood pressure can damage your heart, kidneys, and other organs.

Heart disease is a broad term that covers several conditions that affect your heart. One type of heart disease that may be related to obesity is coronary artery disease (CAD). CAD occurs when plaque builds up in your arteries, making them narrow and hard. This limits the flow of oxygen-rich blood to your heart muscle and can lead to a heart attack.

What are the main treatments for weight loss?

There are several different treatments for weight loss, and the best one for you will depend on your individual situation. If you are only slightly overweight, you may be able to lose weight through lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise. You can consult a nutritionist online directly on Eden Telemed !

If you are severely obese, you may need to consider more aggressive treatment options such as surgery or medication. The most common type of weight loss surgery is bariatric surgery, which can involve either Gastric Sleeve Surgery or Gastric Bypass Surgery. Both of these procedures work by reducing the size of your stomach, which helps you to feel full more quickly and consume fewer calories overall.

If surgery is not an option for you, there are several medications that can help with weight loss. These include fat-burning medications such as Orlistat. These medications can be effective when used in conjunction with a healthy diet and exercise plan, but they should only be used under the supervision of a doctor.

-Dietary Changes: Making healthy changes to your diet can be an important part of treating obesity. This may involve eating smaller portions, choosing healthier foods, and avoiding processed and sugary foods.

-Exercise: Getting regular exercise is essential for treating obesity. Exercise can help you burn calories, improve your fitness level, and reduce stress.

-Medications: Medications may be used to help treat obesity. These can include appetite suppressants, blood sugar-lowering medications, and fat-burning supplements.

-Surgery: In severe cases of obesity, surgery may be recommended.

What are some of the most common medications prescribed for weight loss or to treat obesity?

The most commonly suggested prescription medications for weight loss include:

-Ozempic and Saxenda. These medications work by suppressing appetite, increasing metabolism, or by preventing the absorption of fat.

-Orlistat, which is an oral medication that blocks the absorption of fat in the gut.

All of these medications are available online through Eden Telemed.

Can I get an online consultation for weight loss on Eden Telemed?

Absolutely, you can speak directly to a licensed doctor online about your obesity or weight issues in minutes, from your phone, tablet, or computer. Get a diagnosis, treatment or prescription for weight loss from the comfort of your home or office.

How does an online consultation for weight loss work?

Booking a doctor’s visit on Eden Telemed about weight loss treatment is very easy. You simply need to tap a button to request a consultation, and we’ll connect you with a doctor. All of our consultations are private and confidential, and take place over secure chat, phone, or video.

Am I covered by insurance for telemedicine or online consultations with private doctors ?

Yes. Most insurance companies reimburse part or all of telemedicine and private healthcare services depending on your insurance coverage. However, it is always best to check with your insurance.

Can I get a prescription to help me lose weight on Eden Telemed?

Of course! During your consultation, if necessary, our online doctors can prescribe you medication to treat obesity and help you lose weight.You can get your prescriptions sent to any pharmacy or have them delivered straight to your door for free!

How do I get a blood test?

During your consultation, if necessary, our online doctors can prescribe you lab or blood tests to analyze your condition and choose the appropriate treatment for you. Our nurse team can perform lab & blood tests in the comfort of your home or office. Private lab costs are covered 80% or more by most private insurance. Results are obtained quickly within 24 hours for the majority of tests. Our medical team will guide you through the process and let you know if you need to be fasting or not.

Do I need a referral to consult a nutritionist about weight loss?

Absolutely not, you can see a nutritionist online right away, with no wait times, and no referral needed. Eden Telemed nutritionists will develop a personalized weight loss program tailored to your needs and help you adopt a healthy and long-lasting lifestyle and eating habits, ensuring your well-being.

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