Weight Management Specialist

Integrity Orthopedics

Pavel Muradov, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon serving in Katy, Sugar Land, Cypress, and Houston TX

Weight management can help relieve joint pain and improve mobility without medication or invasive procedures like surgery. At Integrity Orthopedics in Katy, Texas, Pavel Muradov, MD, recommends a variety of approaches to weight management, including intermittent fasting and nutritional supplements. To learn how weight management can help you, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Weight Management Q & A

What is weight management?

Weight management includes a variety of methods to help you reach and maintain a healthy weight.

At Integrity Orthopedics, Dr. Muradov takes a holistic approach to weight management. He offers guidance on different weight management techniques, including ketosis, intermittent fasting, and nutritional supplements.

Can natural supplements help with weight management?

Natural supplements can reduce your appetite and curb your insulin response. This allows you to lose weight without feeling frustrated or constantly hungry. Also, by curbing your insulin response, you can use food for fuel more efficiently and prevent harmful blood glucose spikes.

Two natural supplements that are particularly helpful in weight management are:


Spirulina is a powerful natural appetite suppressant. This highly nutritious sea product contains vitamins A, B, C, and E, along with beneficial minerals like calcium, selenium, magnesium, and zinc. Spirulina is also rich in antioxidants that prevent oxidative stress, which in turn minimizes joint inflammation.




Phycocyanins come from blue-green algae and are a pure spirulina extract. A French manufacturer, Natura4ever, patented an organic extraction and concentration method that maximizes the beneficial effects of phycocyanins. 

This supplement helps to protect your liver. In clinical studies, phycocyanin also helped with weight management, and it may help to prevent Type 2 diabetes.

These unique all-natural supplements can maximize both your overall health and your weight loss. 

How can weight management help relieve joint pain?

Carrying excess weight can contribute to all types of joint pain, especially in load-bearing joints like your knees and hips.

Weight management is often an initial approach to treatment for people with hip pain and knee pain. Dr. Muradov may recommend weight management, along with exercise, physical therapy, and medications, before considering more invasive treatments like total knee replacement or hip replacement surgery.

What are some approaches to weight management?

Weight management often involves a long-term lifestyle change rather than following a restrictive diet for a period of time. Dr. Muradov recommends research-backed, sustainable approaches to weight management, such as:


Ketosis isn’t a diet — it’s a metabolic state you achieve when there are high levels of ketones in your blood. Your liver produces ketones from fat molecules and sends them into your bloodstream, where your body uses them as energy.

A ketogenic diet helps you get into ketosis. Ketogenic diets involve eating very low levels of carbohydrates, like grains and sugar, and high amounts of fat. Fasting or going without food can also induce ketosis.


Intermittent fasting

Intermittent fasting (IF) isn’t a diet either, but rather a pattern of eating that involves periods of fasting. There are many approaches to IF. 

Some people fast for 16 hours per day and eat only during an eight-hour window. Others may fast for 24 hours once or twice per week. Dr. Muradov helps you determine the best IF technique for your body and lifestyle.

At Integrative Orthopedics, Dr. Muradov offers a variety of supplements to help you attain and maintain your ideal weight, reduce inflammation, and stay healthy naturally.

 What are the benefits of weight management?

In addition to reducing or eliminating the need for surgery, weight management can improve your overall health and quality of life. Many people experience significant improvement to health measures like blood pressure, blood sugar levels, and cholesterol levels after moderate weight loss.

To get started on a weight management plan, call Integrity Orthopedics, or book an appointment online today.