Weight loss improves mental and physical health, preventing potentially life-threatening conditions like heart attack, stroke, and Type 2 diabetes. Board-certified psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner Martine Senatus, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC, and her colleagues at VIP Integrative Healthcare in West Palm Beach, Florida, offer custom weight loss programs that deliver sustainable reductions in weight for better long-term health. To find out how you can benefit from medical weight loss, call VIP Integrative Healthcare today or book an in-person or telemedicine appointment online.
Excess body fat can cause multiple health problems that losing weight prevents and can even reverse. Some of the most serious conditions excess weight can cause include:
The more additional weight you carry, the more it damages your bones, joints, internal organs, muscles, and connective tissues. You’re also likely to develop infections and unpleasant skin rashes like intertrigo, which causes red, inflamed, sore skin that gets infected easily.
Depression and anxiety are more likely to affect people with weight problems, and the larger you get, the more these symptoms worsen. If your weight reaches a certain point, you’ll struggle to perform daily tasks like washing and dressing and could lose mobility.
Before starting a weight loss program, it’s helpful to have a target. You can use a body mass index (BMI) calculator to determine how much weight you need to lose. This formula compares your height and current weight to produce a BMI score.
A BMI of 25 to 29.9 indicates you’re overweight. A BMI of 30 or over means you have a heightened risk of developing severe health problems. The BMI charts also show you what your weight range should be for your height, so you can see how much weight you need to lose.
VIP Integrative Healthcare prepares personalized weight loss programs for every patient. They consider factors affecting your ability to lose weight, like age or health problems. They also run tests to rule out or treat conditions like hypothyroidism that can make weight loss more difficult.
In basic terms, weight loss involves taking in fewer calories (units of energy in food and drink) than you use daily. You can do this by reducing the number of calories you consume or increasing your activity levels to burn more calories off. You’re likely to achieve the best results by combining both approaches.
VIP Integrative Healthcare’s weight loss program sets realistic targets of no more than a few pounds per week. Your provider monitors your progress regularly and adjusts your plan if required. Along with diet and exercise, VIP Integrative Healthcare provides natural weight loss products and vitamin supplements to support patient health and optimize your results.
To benefit from the most effective, safest weight loss program designed around your unique needs, call VIP Integrative Healthcare today or book an appointment online.