Nutrition Medicine Specialist

Abington Endocrinology

Endocrinology, Diabetes and Thyroid Specialist located in Horsham, PA

Being either undernourished or overweight can lead to a number of serious problems with your health. At Abington Endocrinology in Horsham, Pennsylvania, Ned Weiss, MD, offers patient-centered nutrition medicine. Dr. Weiss is a certified nutrition support physician and works with you to find the right treatment for your nutrition problem. To receive nutrition services to improve your health, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Nutrition Medicine Q & A

What is nutrition medicine?

Nutrients are essential substances, including vitamins, minerals, fats, proteins, carbs, and water, that your body needs to function and maintain good health. When your body gets too much or too little of these substances, it can throw off your normal body functions and cause your health to decline. 

At Abington Endocrinology, Dr. Weiss and his team work with you to determine the cause of your nutrition problem and provide the most effective solution. 

What causes malnutrition?

Your body gets the nutrients it needs from the foods you eat. Malnutrition occurs when your body lacks one or more nutrients, and it’s typically caused by a poor diet. 

Malnutrition can also be caused by malabsorption syndromes like celiac disease that prevent your body from absorbing nutrients from the foods you eat. Certain medications can also affect your body’s ability to absorb nutrients properly. 

Malnutrition can cause a number of symptoms including weight loss, dizziness, and fatigue. If you suffer from malnutrition, Abington Endocrinology offers a number of safe and effective treatments. Depending on the cause of your condition, treatment may include:

  • Dietary changes
  • Vitamin or mineral supplements
  • Total parenteral nutrition

When you receive total parenteral nutrition, it means all the nutrients your body needs are delivered through a vein, bypassing the digestive tract.

When you’re malnourished, the goal of nutrition medicine is to replete your body by restoring adequate and balanced nutrients to get your body functioning normally again. 

What type of weight-loss treatment is offered?

Abington Endocrinology offers weight-management treatment for obesity. Excess body weight increases your risk for a number of serious health conditions including high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, osteoarthritis, and certain types of cancer. 

Dr. Weiss and the practice offer the HMRⓇ Program, which is a medically supervised weight-loss program that provides you with the tools and support you need to safely and effectively shed excess body weight. 

The HMR Program works by combining low-calorie meal replacements and one-on-one health coaching to help you develop healthier habits. The goals are to help you lose weight and provide you with the skills to maintain your results for the long term. 

Both overnutrition and undernutrition can have adverse effects on your health. If you have concerns about your nutrition, make an appointment at Abington Endocrinology by phone or use the online booking tool today.