Metabolic Nutritional Deficiency Specialist

Why Weight

Board-Certified Obesity Medicine Specialists & Bioidentical Hormone Specialists located in Littleton, CO

Poor food choices may increase your risk of nutritional deficiencies, which may affect your ability to lose weight. At Why Weight in Littleton, Colorado, board-certified obesity medicine specialist Debra Salter, MD, is an expert at treating metabolic nutritional deficiencies. She uses state-of-the-art lab testing to assess your nutritional health and then designs a personalized program to replenish deficiencies and support your weight-loss efforts. To learn more about metabolic nutritional deficiencies, call the office or book online today.

Metabolic Nutritional Deficiency Q & A

What is a metabolic nutritional deficiency?

The metabolic process is the system your body uses to turn the food you eat into the energy it needs to keep all your systems functioning at optimal levels. What you eat affects the metabolic process.

A metabolic nutritional deficiency occurs when your body doesn’t get the nutrients it needs to function properly. 

Though eating too much is often associated with being overweight and obese, many people who struggle with their weight also have nutritional deficiencies. The extra body fat changes your body’s normal state of balance and affects vitamin and mineral status. 

It’s not uncommon for people who struggle with extra body weight to also experience nutritional deficiencies, including deficiencies in fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K, as well as water-soluble vitamins like folic acid and vitamin B12.

Dr. Salter is a board-certified obesity medicine specialist, and she understands the many factors that affect your health when you’re carrying extra body weight, including nutritional deficiencies. 

In addition to affecting your overall health, these nutritional deficiencies may also impair your weight-loss efforts. 

What happens during a consultation for metabolic nutritional deficiencies?

When you visit Why Weight for a metabolic nutritional deficiency consultation, you can expect a thorough exam.

During your evaluation, Dr. Salter reviews your weight and diet history, as well as your medical and family history. She also asks about the types of medications and supplements you take. 

To assess for metabolic nutritional deficiencies, she runs state-of-the-art lab testing. She may also test for environmental and food sensitivities that may contribute to your weight struggles. 

How are metabolic nutritional deficiencies treated?

Dr. Salter develops a personalized metabolic nutritional deficiency treatment plan for you based on the information gathered during your consultation. 

Your treatment plan may include:

  • A personalized diet plan
  • Meal replacement products
  • Nutritional management consultations
  • Vitamin and mineral supplements
  • Vitamin B12 injections

She also offers lipotropic injections, which contain a mix of nutrients that improves your body’s fat-burning capabilities.

Dr. Salter schedules regular follow-up appointments to monitor your health. She also repeats your lab testing to make sure your nutrient needs are being met. 

You may find it easier to lose weight once your vitamin and mineral levels are optimal. 

To learn more about metabolic nutritional deficiencies and how they can affect your weight-loss efforts, call Why Weight or book a consultation online today.