A healthy weight supports wellness. It’s hard to know how to go about losing weight on your own. So the team at Passion Health Physicians, under the guidance of Shyamala Arani Purushotham, MD, FACP, CPHQ, and Pooka Naik, MD, offer customized support for your weight loss goals. A medically supported weight loss treatment plan gives you the tools and accountability you need to succeed. Call the Frisco, Irving, Seven Points / Kemp, and Plano, Texas, office today to get started, or use the online tool to schedule your appointment.

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Why is a weight loss treatment plan important?

Being overweight or obese puts you at risk of many chronic diseases. If you already have a chronic disease, being overweight can worsen your symptoms.

Chronic diseases affected by your weight include:

  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Arthritis
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • High cholesterol and triglycerides

Being obese or overweight can also contribute to infertility and sleep apnea.

Losing just 5-10% of your weight when you’re overweight or obese can make a positive change in many health markers, like your blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

Why is weight loss hard to achieve on my own?

There are so many diets out there, many of them not very healthy and hard to stick with.

Eating fewer calories than you burn is only one part of the equation for losing weight. Your body is complex and hormonal imbalances, genetics, and environmental conditions, as well as cultural, socioeconomic, and psychological factors, play a role in your ability to lose weight.

Weight loss is so complicated that, in many cases, only a medical weight loss treatment plan can help you overcome the challenges and biological barriers.

What are the benefits of a medical weight loss treatment program?

When you lose weight, it can boost your self-esteem. You’ll feel your energy levels rise too.

The Passion Health Primary Care providers help you achieve a healthy weight to reduce your risk of developing a chronic disease. If you already have a chronic disease, you might notice that your symptoms ease off and, in some cases, disappear entirely.

Medical support for weight loss helps you manage medical issues as you lose weight. These include your prescription medications, chronic conditions, and dietary restrictions.

If medical problems are partly responsible for your weight gain, Passion Health Primary Care can help. For example, taking control of your hormone levels with hormone replacement therapy can help you achieve a healthy weight and prevent muscle loss.

Your weight loss treatment plan includes accountability and support when you reach weight loss plateaus or challenges that make you want to quit. A customized weight loss plan means you’re able to drop fat more effectively than you could when using a generic program you download from the internet.

If you’re ready to get started on the path to health, contact Passion Health Primary Care today. Call one of the offices or use the online tool to set up your weight loss appointment.