Your weight directly affects your physical and emotional well-being. At Phillips Family Medical in DeSoto, Texas, near Methodist Charlton Medical Center, caring family nurse practitioner Pamela Phillips, PhD, FNP-C, and her team provide weight loss management to help you manage and control the factors that lead to weight gain. To start your customized weight management plan, call the office or book an in-person or telehealth appointment online today.
Weight loss management is medical care for men and women who struggle with their weight. It combines two things — weight loss and weight management.
Weight loss is the period in which you’re actively trying to shed extra pounds. It’s one aspect of weight management — the long-term treatment of obesity as a chronic disease.
In addition to weight loss, weight management encompasses weight maintenance (maintaining your weight once you’ve lost extra pounds) and the treatment of obesity-related diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure.
If you have a body mass index (BMI) of 25 or higher, it means that you’re carrying too much weight for your body frame and height. A weight management program (including weight loss) can help.
Being overweight (BMI of 25-29) or obese (BMI of 30 or more) puts you at risk for many weight-related conditions, including heart attack, stroke, and Type 2 diabetes. Carrying extra weight around your midsection is particularly dangerous.
Weight management helps you safely lose weight, reduce disease risk, and positions you for a life of good health.
Phillips Family Medical offers comprehensive weight management. It includes:
An in-depth evaluation investigates the underlying causes of weight gain or difficulty losing weight. Hormones, genetics, environment, stress, and many other factors may have hindered your weight loss efforts previously.
The team pinpoints those factors through a medical history review, testing, and a physical exam.
Phillips Family Medical creates individualized weight loss plans to modify the factors that prevent you from reaching and maintaining a healthy weight.
This may include dietary supplements, bioidentical hormone replacement, and other methods. You get an eating and exercise plan that works for your unique circumstances. Many patients get excellent results with a low-carb diet.
The team provides detailed education about health, wellness, and food-as-medicine principles. They offer steady support to help you reach your goals, whenever you need it.
Once you’re at your goal weight, you’ll still get continued support to help you maintain your weight and manage your chronic disease risks.
Along with the basic facets of the weight management program, Phillips Family Medical offers nonsurgical laser liposuction treatments, which can reduce cellulite and improve your body contour to enhance your results.
To get started with weight loss management, call Phillips Family Medical or book an appointment online today.