When Should You Consider Medical Weight Loss?

If you’ve tried everything you can to lose weight on your own without success, it may be time to try medical weight loss with a doctor’s help. Read on to find out how this structured approach may be exactly what you need.

Maybe you’ve been trying to lose weight on your own with diet and exercise, but life gets in the way and you fall right back into your old habits. If you’ve tried everything you can think of and the weight still isn’t coming off, it may be time to consider a new framework for getting your weight and health where they need to be.

Our team at YOURx Health in The Woodlands, Texas understands how you feel. We’re ready to help you lose weight and improve your health with our comprehensive medical weight loss program.

Why should you try medical weight loss?

Obesity is an epidemic in America. Almost 75% of American adults are overweight, and just over 40% are considered obese. If you’re overweight or obese, you may feel physically tired from carrying excess pounds but you may also face significant health risks due to your condition.

Overweight and obese people also have an increased risk of developing the following serious conditions:

  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Sleep apnea
  • Osteoarthritis

All of these conditions can greatly reduce your quality of life. For example, as your weight climbs higher, so does your blood pressure. As your blood pressure goes up, so does your risk of heart disease, including heart failure, a stroke, or an aneurysm.

Being overweight can also cause Type 2 diabetes, which can then lead to additional health complications, including kidney, nerve, and/or heart damage and foot ulcers that don’t heal well.

The most common cause of developing obstructive sleep apnea is being overweight or obese as well. Once you have sleep apnea, the lack of sleep can lead you to gain more weight, continuing the vicious cycle.

There’s also a clear correlation between osteoarthritis and obesity. The excess weight you carry can damage the cartilage in your joints, particularly your knees. If you are overweight and suffering from any of these conditions, you have nothing to lose by trying medical weight loss.

At YOURx Health, we examine all factors that may be causing disease in your body. If you’re overweight and it’s a continuing pattern, we may recommend a medical weight loss plan to help ensure your continuing health.

How does a medical weight loss plan work?

Our medical weight loss plan is medically tailored to your individual situation, which helps maximize your results. Our providers conduct a comprehensive initial evaluation, followed by a blood panel to determine nutrient and hormone levels so we know which treatments should work best for you.

We then put all the information together into a customized plan that may include some of the following elements:

  • Customized meal plans
  • Nutritional supplements
  • Coaching and support
  • Fitness programs
  • Appetite suppressants
  • Additional lifestyle changes

We walk with you every step of the way through your plan, providing the structure and support you need to reach your goals.

If you’ve tried to lose weight, but doing it on your own hasn’t worked, a medical weight loss program at YOURx Health may be just what you need. Call our office or book an appointment online to jump-start the process and build a new lifestyle.