Weight Loss Management in Annapolis, MD
Approximately 70% of adult Americans are overweight or obese. Obesity can cause serious health issues, including stroke, heart disease, and diabetes, and it’s linked to certain types of cancer. Losing five to ten percent of your body weight can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in adult patients who are significantly overweight.
Obesity is about more than carrying around the extra pounds. It’s a complex medical problem that requires a meaningful medical treatment plan. Sandel Duggal Plastic Surgery and MedSpa offer comprehensive medical weight loss management and body sculpting surgery in one location.
Our medical-grade weight loss management process offers information, support, and personalized recommendations to achieve your weight loss goals. We target multiple factors contributing to excess weight, including biology, genetics, medical issues, environment, and lifestyle. We are also up-to-date on the latest medical research about obesity and obesity treatment.
You can have confidence that you’re getting a healthy weight loss plan that fits your basic needs and lifestyle.
Causes of Obesity
People tend to focus on diet and exercise for a personal weight loss plan. However, you may be struggling with other causes of obesity. To reverse obesity and manage weight scientifically, a qualified physician must tailor treatment plans to address a full range of factors, including:
People dealing with obesity often interact with their environment in ways that make it difficult to lose weight. For example, environmental stressors such as living with someone who is also overweight, struggling with family or work difficulties, or even having a long commute can all interfere with the ability to focus on self-care and healthy living.
Mental health concerns, including depression and anxiety, can contribute to weight gain. Other psychological factors that can make it hard to lose weight include disordered eating habits, binge-eating behavior, negative self-talk, “all or nothing” thinking patterns, and “people-pleasing” personality types.
Sleep habits, physical activity, beverage selection, and meal planning are all behavioral activities that can affect health and weight.
Insomnia, sleep apnea, or certain medications can cause inadequate sleep patterns that affect the ability to feel rested for an active lifestyle. Addressing an underlying sleep problem can have a significant impact on losing weight.
When tired from a poor night’s sleep, people may turn to caffeinated, high-calorie beverages like sugary sodas and coffee products for energy. Alcoholic drinks also contribute to excessive calorie intake and can disrupt sleep patterns. One of the fastest ways to gain weight is drinking too many calories, and people often overlook beverages as a cause of weight gain.
In addition to sleeping and drinking habits, eating without a structured plan can affect the ability to lose weight. Behaviors like skipping meals early in the day, followed by excessive hunger and overeating later can be causes of weight gain. In addition, without a good meal plan, you will likely make poor food choices like fast and processed foods.
Physical medical problems like arthritis, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, or headaches can limit sufficient exercise. In addition, conditions that affect cognitive function, such as autism or intellectual disabilities, can make it difficult to understand and engage in healthy eating behaviors. Addressing these needs first can set a better foundation for working on weight loss.
One of the most common biological causes of obesity is insulin resistance. This condition causes glucose to accumulate in the blood and may lead to diabetes. Insulin resistance usually does not show symptoms and must be diagnosed with a laboratory test. Scientists have also discovered certain genetic and hormonal factors that may contribute to obesity.
Another biological consideration is an increased appetite caused by common drugs like beta blockers, insulin, and mental-health medications.
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How Does a Medical Weight Management Program Work?
Physicians work with patients to create a plan for sustainable weight loss and improved health.
Choosing a Weight Loss Treatment
Remember that weight loss management doesn’t replace physical activity or a healthy diet to lose weight. Instead, studies indicate that medical weight loss treatments are most effective with lifestyle changes.
Medicines like Semaglutide should be used in conjunction with a healthy diet and exercise plan. We will consider your weight loss requirements and personal goals, overall health, and lifestyle to determine a customized weight loss plan for you.
Semaglutide Injections for Weight Loss
The FDA-approved Semaglutide injection is a potent appetite suppressant. Combined with L-Carnitine, it can help adult men and women with a BMI of 30 or greater to lead a healthier lifestyle. Semaglutide works by binding to and activating the glucagon-like peptide (GLP-1) receptor, lowering glucagon secretion, and stimulating insulin secretion when blood glucose levels are high. It targets the brain areas that regulate appetite and food consumption. Altering diet and physical activity are often combined with this treatment.
Losing significant weight can seem overwhelming, but working with a board-certified physician on a medical weight loss treatment plan can provide an excellent approach to losing weight.
Is Medical Weight Loss for Me?
Our medical weight loss program starts with an assessment of your weight, medical history, medications, and a possible comprehensive hormonal workup. Next, we will discuss your weight history (highs and lows and their timeline) and lifestyle (sleep habits, meal patterns, exercise, profession, etc.).
Lab tests may measure, assess, or consider:
Contact Us Today for Your Medical Weight Loss Consultation
Medical weight loss management begins with a consultation where we will discuss your current condition and lifestyle to formulate a plan to achieve your weight loss goals. To support our medically advanced approach to obesity and being overweight, we use only the most scrutinized and tested medicines administered by trained professionals.
For more information about our medical weight loss management in Annapolis, MD please call (410) 266-7120 or contact us online. Our hours of operation are Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.