Weight Loss Management
Maintaining a healthy weight is a lifelong struggle for many people, often causing medical and cosmetic concerns and significantly affecting quality of life. Effective weight loss and management requires a careful balancing act between the amount of calories consumed and the amount burned off. We offer patients help in the form of diet and exercise plans tailored to their individual needs.
With obesity rates rising rapidly, weight management should be a major concern to prevent serious health complications from developing. Approximately 300,000 deaths per year in the U.S. are directly related to obesity. Obesity also increases the risk of developing serious health conditions, including:
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- High cholesterol
- Heart attack
- Sleep apnea
Certain factors, such as genetics, pregnancy, emotions, medications and pre-existing medical conditions, may make patients more likely to become obese, but anyone with a poor diet and lack of exercise can be affected.
Fortunately, there are several lifestyle changes that can be made to help patients lose excess weight and maintain their health. Your doctor will help develop a customized treatment plan for you based on your age, medical history, overall health and personal preferences.
Making the right choices can be difficult. For many, food can be an addiction. There is a growing body of medical evidence that may be true!
At Island Medical Consultants, we can help you tailor a dietary program that ensures your success; not at simply losing weight, but keeping it off as well. Our nutritional services include a customized diet plan for each patient that takes into account lifestyle, including those with food allergies or existing medical conditions.
Weight loss is best achieved through a healthy diet and regular exercise. If, however, you are struggling to lose weight and have developed medical problems, prescription weight-loss drugs may be able to help.
Your may be considered a candidate for doctor-prescribed medication if:
- Other methods of weight loss have not worked
- Your body mass index (BMI) is greater than 25 and you have medical complications associated with obesity
- Your BMI is greater than 30
We can help you achieve your goal!