Weight Loss

Excessive weight gain is unhealthy, affecting your physical and mental well-being. Losing weight can be difficult. Stringent diets, strenuous exercise, and unsafe diet supplements can cause serious health issues. Medically assisted weight loss is a much better solution to help you lose excess weight safely and effectively.

Why It’s Important To Maintain a Healthy Weight

Even being a few pounds overweight can put extra stress and strain on your heart and your joints. Having extra pounds can increase your risk of many chronic medical conditions, including:

  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Arthritis
  • Obesity
  • Liver and kidney problems
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Breathing difficulties and asthma

When You Should Seek Out Your Doctor for Help With Weight Loss

Anyone who wants to lose excess weight can benefit from medically assisted weight loss. You should also seek out your doctor’s help if you:

  • Have an underlying medical condition which can be helped by losing weight
  • Are beginning to feel pain in your joints, back, legs, feet, and other areas of your body
  • Want to look thinner, healthier, and feel better about yourself

How Excess Weight Can Affect You

Living with excess weight can contribute to chronic pain all over your body, especially your feet and legs, which have to carry the excess weight. Back problems, hip discomfort, and shoulder pain can all be due to the strain of excess weight. When you carry extra weight, it isn’t just your body that is affected. Excess weight can affect your mind too, causing you to have feelings of depression and anxiety. Your self-confidence and self-esteem can be affected too.

Why You Should Consider Medically Assisted Weight Loss

Medically assisted weight loss is supervised by your doctor, who will develop a customized treatment plan to help you achieve a healthy weight. Your weight loss plan may include meal plans, exercises, lifestyle modifications, and weight loss and nutrient supplements to help you lose weight and regain optimal health.

Want to achieve your weight loss goals and improve your health? Contact our Southwest Gastroenterology Clinic office in Burleson, TX at (817) 293-9292 to schedule an appointment. 

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