Obesity is a growing health issue; more than two-thirds of Americans are either overweight or obese. Both conditions are linked to serious health problems.
Being overweight or obese can lead to poor health
The following is a list of some of the common health issues that can result from being overweight or obese; you may already have symptoms of some of them:
- Type 2 diabetes
- High blood pressure
- Heart disease/stroke
- Certain types of cancer
- Sleep apnea
- Fatty liver disease
- Kidney disease
- Pregnancy complications
Any of these conditions or their precursors likely prevent you from accomplishing some of the things you want to do. Perhaps you love to garden, but bending down is difficult. You want to travel overseas, but the amount of walking would be prohibitive; your knees hurt. You’ve lost cartilage because of the excess pressure on your knee joints, and you’re just not in shape.
No one consciously wants to be sick, but your eating behaviors are taking you there. You just can’t seem to control yourself where food is concerned. You’ve tried diet after diet and lost some weight only to gain it back; then the cycle continues.
Medically supervised and medication-assisted weight loss
If you’ve been unsuccessful at taking off that excess weight on your own, perhaps it’s time to try a medically supervised weight loss program. Weight No More is a medication-assisted weight loss program supervised by board-certified physicians Dr. Robert Skversky and Dr. Kabir Ahmed. You begin with an initial consultation, a complete physician examination and review of your medical history, and an explanation of the program.
Instead of having you follow one specific diet, Weight No More starts you on a journey to healthier eating and healthier living. By following our guidelines for what to buy at the grocery store and what to eat at meals and snack time, you begin a new relationship with food. Our practice also recommends specific low-carb, high-protein snacks and meal replacement shakes; protein bars you often find in grocery stores are laden with fats and carbs.
Our physicians recommend exercise for your ability level and health status. You may need to start slowly. Results of exercise take some time to show, but in a few months you should see more muscle tone as well as feel better overall. Exercise raises your level of endorphins too, hormones that help create a sense of well-being. In addition, your blood work is likely going to reveal healthier cholesterol and other beneficial markers.
Your physicians at Weight No More take the shame out of being overweight or obese and treat your condition as a chronic disease that often starts with a genetic cause. In order to aid you in your journey and help you reach your goals, we supplement diet and exercise with medication. The FDA has approved several products for short-term as well as long-term use.
The medications help you control your cravings as well as your appetite, so you begin experiencing success instead of failure. It may have been the first time you’ve felt successful in moving toward your weight loss goal. And as success usually breeds success, you begin to shape a new lifestyle for yourself. We check your progress at monthly intervals and provide any needed adjustments to your program.
Call or book an appointment online with Weight No More for expert, compassionate, medically supervised weight loss treatment.