In this episode of the Dr. Fazil Show, we are covering the updates on the Coronavirus vaccines and the current millions of vaccines that have been administered. With the goal for herd immunity a lot closer in sight, maybe by summer, watch with us and follow along to find out where we currently stand in the fight against COVID-19 here in the U.S. and across the planet.
In compliance with the CDC guidelines, Dr. Fazil holds another remote interview with our guest host Jose. In this interview Dr. Fazil discusses the current advancements towards a Coronavirus vaccine and what current treatments are available until a vaccine is found. He goes into detail on what the current technologies being used are in creation of the vaccine and what new therapeutic treatments are available.
June 2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates
In his continuing coverage of the world wide pandemic that is the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Dr. Fazil discusses the current situation and effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) that are occurring around the world. With many countries suffering a second wave of infections since easing lock-down restrictions, many experts are expecting we are next. With over four months of Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, Dr. Fazil is talks about the pandemic and how it has affected our way of life. He goes on to explain possible outcomes that could occur if we do not act fast enough to slow down this pandemic and why we should keep following the CDC Guidelines of social distancing and washing our hands amid these trying times.
An interview with Dr. Irfan Fazil at Medical Weight Loss Center of Yuma
This month, Health Tips Magazine had the opportunity to interview Dr. Fazil about the Medical Weight Loss Center of Yuma. The Weight Loss Center of Yuma has helped patients to lose over 30,000 pounds in the last year alone.
Health Tips Magazine (HTM): Dr. Fazil, how did you come up with the Medical Weight Loss Center of Yuma’s successful weight loss program?
Dr. Fazil: First, not all weight gain is due to overeating. One has to be careful and rule out other hidden medical conditions that can cause weight gain like low thyroid function, overproduction of cortisol, and other factors. Many medications can cause weight gain that needs to be addressed along with weight loss.
HTM: What kind of adjustments need to be made as a patient loses weight?
Dr. Fazil: In particular, when patients start to lose weight, we have to continuously adjust their medications. For example, if they are diabetic we have to lower medications they might be taking for diabetes. We also monitor their electrolytes to adjust electrolyte imbalances.
HTM: So, Dr. Fazil, what is the secret sauce to losing weight?
Dr. Fazil: There is no secret sauce! We find out basal metabolic rate of the patients and then prescribe the daily average calories to be consumed less than what they are burning. We train patients how to find calories in each food. We use proprietary software throughout the course of weight loss. We obtain graphs and we show them to patients. Obviously, the doctor has to know their medical conditions as well and treat them also to get the optimal results.
HTM: What is your success rate for weight loss with patients?
Dr. Fazil: I think it is more than 90 percent. We have hundreds of patients treated at our center and a majority of them have lost weight and graduated from our program.
HTM: What does graduating from the weight loss program mean?
Dr. Fazil: It means once a patient’s body mass index drops below 30, they no longer need to be on a medical weight loss program. Most patients continue to lose weight on their own successfully without needing to be supervised by a doctor constantly.