Medical Weight Loss Doctor in Frisco TX
The benefits of medical weight loss are endless! Contact OmniLife Wellness for safe and effective medical weight loss! For more information, call us today or book an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 8380 Warren Pkwy #100 Frisco TX 75034.
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Why lose weight?
What are the benefits of losing weight?
How can a doctor help me lose weight?
When should I see a doctor about my weight?
There are many medical and personal reasons why someone may want to lose weight. Aside from aesthetic reasons, an unhealthy weight can dramatically influence your quality of life and overall wellness, both physical and mental. In the United States, the prevalence of obesity is approximately 40% and largely contributes to the leading causes of death, such as heart disease and cancer, respectively.
Multiple studies have also concluded that obesity can decrease lifespan if left untreated for a long period of time. Carrying extra weight also puts extra stress on the joints, leading to an increased risk of developing arthritis and gout. Overall, losing weight has many benefits to a person’s health, wellness, quality of life, and outlook on life.
Obesity can increase the risk of developing various life-threatening conditions, most notably heart disease, hypertension, diabetes type 2, and cancer. Beyond physical detriments, obesity can also negatively impact mental health. Depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and eating disorders may arise in those who have higher weights. The good news is that there are safe and healthy options to help a person lose weight.
Even something so small as losing 10lbs can have significant benefits on lowering the risk of developing medical conditions that can be life-threatening. When losing weight through a medically supervised weight loss management plan, people are not only provided with a nutrition and fitness plan but also learn how to make healthy choices and small lifestyle changes so they can keep the weight off.
Unlike fad diets often advertised through media, a doctor can tailor a specific care plan according to your individual needs, goals, and condition. Strategic implementations such as exercise regimens, nutritional plans, and weight loss supporting medications can be prescribed by a doctor as needed. Further, a medical weight loss team can include an array of specialists that collaborate to help you lose weight in the healthiest way possible. You may be referred to a bariatric physician that specializes in obesity, a nutritionist that curates specific meal plans, a fitness coach to guide your exercise in the right direction, or a psychologist to help you through mental barriers. A doctor can also identify and treat underlying conditions that may be hindering weight loss.
Conditions such as hypothyroidism, chronic stress, PCOS, and hormonal imbalances in women can make it difficult to lose weight. If an underlying condition is identified, a treatment plan can be made alongside your weight loss plan, optimizing results for you. Often, a large deciding factor of weight loss is behavioral patterns and redirection. A doctor can help you to understand how behavior affects weight loss and can work with you to change poor health habits. Most importantly, a medical weight loss plan will require frequent, often weekly, check-ins to track your progress and address any concerns you may have along the way.
Generally, if you ever have concerns about your weight, it is best to consult your doctor. However, obesity is determined by Body Mass Index (BMI), the amount of fat tissue content based on your weight and height. A BMI can be calculated at home; a patient with a BMI over 25 is considered overweight, over 30 is considered obese. Alternatively, if weight gain is new, rapid, unintentional, and/or has no known cause, it would be beneficial to contact your physician and discuss your circumstances. Unexplained weight gain could be a sign of a hidden medical condition that requires treatment.
At OmniLife Wellness, our trained specialists can assist you in your exercise regimen alongside your weight loss plan. We will collaborate with you, your physician, and any other specialists involved in your care team to provide you with the best medical care possible to help you lose the weight for good. For more information, call us today or book an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 8380 Warren Pkwy #100 Frisco TX 75034. We serve clients from Frisco TX, Allen TX, Prosper TX, Addison TX, Plano TX, and Colony TX.