Advance Medical Group
Internal Medicine & Medical Weight Loss located in Hackensack, Paramus & Haledon, NJ
Obesity is a national health crisis that affects around 93 million American adults. Being overweight is often thought to be a cosmetic issue, but obesity causes a lot of serious health conditions that can become life-threatening. The staff at Advance Medical Group in Hackensack, Paramus, Haledon and Englewood, New Jersey, offer a number of medical weight loss solutions to help you get back to a healthy weight. To learn more, call the office or book a consultation online today.
Medical Weight Loss Q & A
What is considered overweight or obese?
At your initial consultation, your Advance Medical Group practitioner performs a detailed evaluation that includes a physical examination and a discussion about your medical history. They use the body mass index (BMI), which is a measure of your height in proportion to your weight, to see if you are overweight or obese.
If you have a BMI between 25 and 30, you’re overweight, and if your BMI is over 30, you’re medically considered obese. If you fall into either of these categories, your practitioner helps develop a medical weight loss plan that is right for you.
What health conditions does obesity trigger?
Obesity is a serious health issue that, if left untreated, increases your chances of developing chronic diseases or experiencing conditions like:
- Heart attack
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Kidney disease
These are only some of the complications that obesity causes.
At Advance Medical Group, the team offers a range of weight loss solutions that help control your weight, so you avoid developing chronic diseases and live a healthier life.
What are the available medical weight loss treatments?
At Advance Medical Group, the team develops weight loss plans that include one or more of the following.
Diet and exercise
Even though it’s challenging, healthy eating and regular exercise are the first steps to reducing weight and modifying your lifestyle to include these are very important to your weight loss program. The practice helps you create a dietary program that gives you the nutrients you need, in the right amounts, to speed up your weight loss.
If diet and exercise aren’t enough, your practitioner prescribes weight-loss medication that works in various ways to suppress your appetite.
For extreme cases of obesity, your practitioner suggests a variety of bariatric surgery options, in which they remove or reduce the size of your stomach.
The Advance Medical Group staff assesses your weight goals and suggests the appropriate treatments for you.
Is medical weight loss right for me?
Weight loss management is for anyone trying to control their weight, but the specifics of your program depends on several factors like:
- Side effects of medication
- Your current state of health
- Family history
Based on your goals, the practice works with you to find a weight loss program that suits your individual needs.
Call Advance Medical Group or use the online scheduling tool to make an appointment to learn whether you are a good candidate and start your weight loss journey.
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