According to the National Institutes of Health, at least 2 out of every 3 American adults is considered overweight or obese. For those living in and around Gainesville, Georgia, Kent Miller Gynecology is a great resource for medically supported weight loss. Having a team of professionals to guide and inform your weight-loss journey is invaluable, and can set you up for success. To learn more, come in for a consultation and a discussion about your options. You can book your visit online or by phone.
If you’re overweight or obese, you already know that your daily quality of life depends on reaching and maintaining a healthy weight. You may not understand, however, the wide-ranging health issues directly tied to carrying significant excess weight.
Being overweight or obese increases your risk of:
You may not encounter all of these problems, but virtually everyone who is significantly overweight will see negative effects on their health and wellness.
That’s a simple question with a complex answer. There are many different factors that make it challenging to lose weight, and everyone has a unique set of issues to face.
One problem is the fact that the average American lives a far more sedentary lifestyle than previous generations. We spend a great deal of time sitting at desks, sitting in our cars, and sitting in front of a computer or television when we’re home. That means fewer calories are being expended throughout each day.
At the same time, the quality of our food supply has gone down. More fast food, processed food, and genetically altered food are available than was the case in years past. We’re taking in more calories than ever before, but we aren’t getting the best nutritional bang for our buck.
Weight loss can also be complicated by thyroid issues, metabolic problems, hormonal imbalance, certain diseases and medications, and sleep disruptions. These and other factors combine to make obesity a serious public health problem that is worsening every year.
Medically supervised weight loss provides the support and professional guidance needed to achieve lasting results. Dr. Miller and his team begin with a comprehensive exam that gives them the information needed to create your customized weight-loss program.
Your path may include medications to control hunger and address ongoing health issues. Counseling is also an important part of the process and helps you identify why you overeat and build healthier coping skills and habits.
Once you’ve reached your goals, aesthetic treatments like body contouring and KybellaⓇ can help you get rid of those last lingering deposits of fat to uncover the body you’ve worked so hard for. When you’re ready to begin, schedule a visit with Kent Miller Gynecology online or by phone.