Exciting Options For Medical Weight Loss
America is in the grip of an obesity epidemic. For most people, shedding even a few extra pounds is an uphill battle. Even the strictest diets and toughest exercise routines can’t help people lose weight if they gained it due to stress, hereditary problems, or metabolic disorders in the first place. Turning to a medically supervised weight loss plan can help when every other option has been exhausted. There are dozens of benefits to slimming down if you are overweight or obese, and Back 2 Health Physical Medicine can help you take the struggle out of weight loss.
How Does Medical Weight Loss Differ From Other Options?
When you’re trying to lose weight, the sheer number of diets and supposed miracle fixes can overwhelm you. Many programs are not medically supervised or tested. Some are even dangerous. Choosing a medically tested and supervised plan allows you to rest assured that you will lose weight without putting yourself at risk for further health complications. A medical provider checks in with you regularly to see if your weight loss is on track and to ensure you aren’t developing nutritional deficiencies or other issues. There are no starvation diets or extreme exercise plans involved in this kind of treatment.
A Custom Solution For Excess Weight
Programs and diets designed to be taught through self help books can’t be tailored to your individual needs. Visiting our convenient office in the Goose Creek, SC area gives you a chance to discuss your lifestyle and health with a medical provider. We can provide testing for food allergies and nutrient deficiencies that could be making it harder for you to lose weight. If you have pre-existing conditions like heart disease, diabetes, or chronic pain and fatigue, your plan will be adjusted to work around these issues. Losing the weight safely could even help you get your diabetes or high blood pressure under control with less medication.
Studies have shown that being overweight makes men five times more likely (and women four times more likely) to develop knee osteoarthritis, excessive back pain, ankle or foot pain. New research shows that a 10% decrease in weight will result in a 28% increase in knee function (such as for walking and climbing stairs). Another study found that for every 11 pounds a woman loses, there is a remarkable 50 percent decrease in the risk of knee arthritis. If you suffer from chronic knee, ankle, foot or back pain your weight loss treatment may be covered by your insurance.
Avoiding Surgery When Better Treatments Are Available
While there’s no clinically tested magic pill to melt away the pounds, there are many medical procedures and medications that can be used to trigger weight loss. Lap band and gastric bypass surgery may work for individuals with no other options, but they also come with plenty of risks. We prefer to help our patients avoid surgical procedures if necessary. Even if you have found nothing but frustration through traditional methods, there are still options available that don’t involve weeks of bed rest and a liquid diet.
What Are The Benefits Of Medical Weight Loss?
You can do it on your own, but it’s hard to stay motivated and easy to accidentally eliminate key nutrients from your diet when cutting calories. Stick with medically supervised weight loss options to reap benefits that include:
- Customized diet and exercise plans tailored to your lifestyle and medical history
- Recommendations when you hit a plateau or don’t see the results you want
- Regular checkups to ensure you are only getting healthier as you slim down
- Constant support from our team to keep you motivated
- Cutting edge treatments that can reduce hunger and cravings or speed up the metabolism
- Exercise education to ensure you are burning maximum calories without causing injuries
- Referrals for eating disorder or compulsive eating counseling if needed
- Prescription medications if needed, which other weight loss centers can’t provide
Choosing a medically supervised weight loss treatment plan at Back 2 Health Physical Medicine will ensure you lose weight quickly and safely. As the pounds fall off, we can also provide training and recommendations that keep it from returning. Stop crash dieting and putting your entire system at risk and stick to a healthier alternative.
If you are tired of carrying around excess weight, speak with one of our medical weight loss experts at (843) 376-5595 to learn about your options for getting fit and improving your health!