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Weight Loss

Family Care

Family Medicine located in Davenport, FL & Poinciana, FL

Your daily routine is the gateway to leading a healthy life. Even the smallest change to it can have a significant impact on your efforts to lose weight. Over half of the American population struggles with maintaining a healthy lifestyle. At Family Care in both Davenport and Poinciana, Florida, Dr. Maria Concepcion, Dr. Retta Skinner, NP, and Dr. Marygold Fernandez help men and women find real methods of fighting weight gain. Contact the office today to book an appointment.

Weight Loss Q&A

What is weight loss?

During your visit at Family Care, your physician identifies the reasons why you can’t shake off the extra weight and helps you make productive changes to your daily regimen.

Your physician might recommend comprehensive metabolic testing to determine your body’s ability to consume oxygen and your physical fitness. In doing so, your doctor can run medical diagnostics to monitor your psychological shifts.

What is a Body Mass Index (BMI)?

The Body Mass Index (BMI) is a unit of measurement doctors use to tell if your weight is within the normal range. It measures your weight in relation to your height.

If your BMI score is between 18.5 and 24.9, then your weight is within the normal range. Anything above that might indicate that you’re either overweight or suffering from obesity.

Are you a good candidate for weight loss therapy?

Weight loss therapy has proven useful for a wide range of candidates struggling with overweight and obesity, including reducing high blood pressure.

You should consider weight loss therapy if you have a family history of obesity and overweight. You might also opt for weight loss therapy if you’re simply looking to get educated about how to maintain a healthy weight and shake off the extra inches — after or during pregnancy, for example.

What are the risks of obesity?

Over 35% of adults in the United States struggle with obesity. If left unaddressed, obesity can cause multiple health complications, including:

  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Heart diseases, like strokes, heart attacks, blood clots or anginas.
  • High blood pressure
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Cancer: breast, colon, gallbladder, uterine, prostate.

The team at Family Care can help you identify the changes you need to make to your daily life to maintain both a healthy diet and a regular exercise routine.

If you’ve been looking for tangible solutions to weight loss but feel like you systematically hit a wall or just don’t know where to start, weight loss therapy at Family Care could be the best choice you can make. Contact a team member either at the Davenport or Poinciana location by phone or online to learn more about what weight loss therapy can do for you.