Individualized Medically Directed Weight Loss
Understanding Individualized Medically Directed Weight Loss
While achieving your weight loss goals can help boost your self esteem, it is important to remember that losing weight has more health benefits than just what you see in the mirror. For example, individuals that struggle with obesity or have a high BMI are at a greater risk of health problems, including heart disease, diabetes, and other issues.
Some individuals may benefit from medically directed weight loss—losing weight under the guidance of a healthcare professional. When working with a doctor or nurse, they can help you form a diet and exercise plan personalized for you and your needs.
If necessary, your healthcare provider may recommend medication to encourage weight loss. Although this is not necessary for every individual.
Symptoms of Obesity
In addition to excess body fat, obesity can also cause other issues in individuals such as:
- Shortness of breath
- Excessive sweating
- Joint and back pain
- Depression and other psychological issues
Risk Factors of Obesity
Those who are overweight or struggle with obesity are more inclined to have certain medical issues including:
- High blood pressure
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Heart disease
- Sleep apnea
Treatment for Individualized Weight Loss
First, you’ll need to meet with your healthcare provider for a consultation. To ensure that you receive the best care possible, they’ll need to know your health history, family history, and any other information that allows them to customize a weight loss program to fit your individual needs.
After gathering information, they’ll recommend a personalized diet plan that may include lower calories, eating different foods, eating on a schedule, or any other methods to encourage weight loss. Also, your healthcare provider will create an individualized exercise program that works with your current lifestyle.
If needed, your healthcare provider may prescribe medication to further assist you.
Insurances We Accept
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- BlueCross BlueShield
- United Healthcare
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