Successfully losing weight will benefit more than just your reflection in the mirror. Along with better fitting jeans, an increase in confidence, and fewer emotional shopping trips, weight loss can prevent and solve a host of health concerns. When your own efforts to shed some pounds become futile, it is well worth the time to consider medical weight loss options.
What Is Medical Weight Loss?
Medical weight loss can range from a physician-directed diet and exercise routine to bariatric surgery options. Medical weight loss is not taking the easy way out – most approaches require similar diet and fitness changes that you have already attempted on your own – but they might give you some extra help via prescription medicines or surgeries, along with consistent support, accountability, encouragement, and advice from a healthcare professional.
Type 2 diabetes has been linked with obesity, and studies show that medical weight loss methods could reverse diabetes in some overweight patients. Dr. Otis Brawley, Chief Medical Officer of the American Cancer Society, told CNN that any weight loss, whether achieved through personal dieting and exercise attempts, or through medical intervention, as in a gastric bypass surgery, will help improve blood sugar control and insulin sensitivity. If the weight is not lost, diabetes could lead to stroke, cardiovascular disease, blindness, kidney failure, or peripheral artery disease.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, maintaining a healthy weight can help prevent many serious diseases and conditions, such as high blood pressure or cholesterol, heart disease, cancer, stroke, gallbladder disease, sleep apnea, or infertility. Obesity has also been linked with depression, fatigue, and low self-confidence.
At Lecada Medical Spa, we offer a physician weight-loss program that can give you the resources, education, and accountability you need to achieve and preserve your ideal body weight. Visit our website to explore your options, or call us at (813) 874-2332 for a free consultation.