There are many health reasons to lose weight. People who are overweight or obese are at risk for a variety of health conditions, from heart disease to diabetes to osteoarthritis. The health concerns that come from excess weight is one reason why it is a good idea to work with your physician when you are looking to lose weight. Here are just a few of the many benefits of participating in a medical weight loss program through Men’s Vitality Center in Tucson:
A full health evaluation
Part of medical weight loss programs includes a complete assessment of your health. Your physician can recommend a highly specific and customized diet and exercise plan based on your medical history, blood panel, EKG, and other tests.
By participating in a medical weight loss program, you will check in with your doctor weekly to see how your weight loss is affecting your overall health. This gives your physician the opportunity to make any adjustments to your care, such as lowering your medication dose, to respond to any changes in your stats. Additionally, this establishes greater accountability, making it easier to stick to your diet and exercise program.
One advantage a medical weight loss program has over other programs is that it gives you individual attention from a medical professional. Your doctor can provide you with the best information available to help you lose weight and keep it off. The individual support you get from your doctor during this process is invaluable in helping you keep making healthy choices.
If you need to lose weight but aren’t sure where to start, Men’s Vitality Center in Tucson can help. Contact us today about our medical weight loss programs.