Weight Loss and Weight Management
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there has been a dramatic increase in obesity in the last 20 years. More than one-third of U.S. adults and roughly 17 percent of children and teens are obese.
These numbers are especially astounding because obesity is the second leading cause of preventable deaths in the U.S. In addition, being overweight or obese is a recognized risk factor for many health problems including diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea and certain cancers.
There are several FDA-approved prescription weight-loss medications that, when used with diet and exercise, can help some overweight (Body Mass Index [BMI] ≥27 kg/m²) adults with a weight-related medical problem, or obese (BMI ≥30 kg/m²) adults, lose weight and keep it off.
In FDA clinical trials, some people who added these medications to diet and exercise were able to lose weight and improve health risk factors, such as high blood pressure, high blood sugar, and high cholesterol levels.
Come and lets have a conversation about what your concerns are… what have you tried? Tell us about herbal supplements you have used. All patients in our weight loss program receive counseling regarding lifestyle modifications that consists of a reduced-calorie diet and regular physical activity.
Lets evaluate you concerns together and see if a prescription treatment is right for you…