Introduction to Weight Management

April 17, 2019 by Kerri Maxcy PA-C

Over the next several weeks, we will be doing a blog series on our weight management program and the medications that are available to help our patients achieve a healthier weight and better overall well-being.  With our weight management program, we offer a comprehensive approach to weight loss, including medication management, counseling on diet and exercise, and body composition measurements. 

An unhealthy diet, lack of exercise, and excess weight all lead to a substantially increased risk of developing related health problems, including type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, stroke, hypertension, sleep apnea, back and joint pain, gallstones, depression, kidney disease, and obesity-related cancers.  Even a modest weight loss, such as 5-10% of your body weight, can help improve these risk factors.  Making changes to your diet and increasing physical activity can have a significant impact on your health.   Besides improved energy and feeling better in your body, weight loss can help improve many quality-of-life factors as well. 

Over the next several weeks, we will discuss the medications available for weight management, including the risk and benefits and who they may be most appropriate for. 

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