Weight Loss

A common goal for men and women of all ages, weight loss can be challenging — especially when it is done in a healthy and safe manner. We can help you achieve that goal, in a safe and responsible way.

Being Overweight has Negative Health Effects

For those who are overweight or obese, weight loss is more than just a desire. It may also be necessary to maintain good health. Consequences of being overweight or obese can include type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, certain types of cancer, stroke, and osteoporosis.

Have a conversation with your primary care provider before starting any weight loss regimen. You’ll learn if other health issues could affect your weight loss plans. Then, your doctor can work with you to create realistic, achievable weight loss targets, as well as guiding you in making positive lifestyle changes.

While it may not be glamorous, appropriate exercise and a manageable healthy diet — all being monitored by your doctor — can assist you in reaching a realistic, healthy weight.

What If More is Needed

In some cases, eating a healthier diet, dropping the calories you consume, and participating in a regular exercise routine may not be sufficient. At that point, your primary care physician can determine whether or not medication or weight loss surgeries are warranted for you.

Overall, your doctor can help you make choices that foster good health and wellness, in a safe manner that is right for you. If weight loss is a goal for you, don’t wait. After all, even a small amount of weight loss can result in substantial health benefits.

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