Weight Loss Q & A

by Rashmi Gulati, MD

What health issues are associated with being overweight or obese?

Carrying even a few extra pounds can substantially increase your risk for a wide range of illnesses and chronic medical issues, and being severely overweight or obese carries much greater risk. A few of the health risks associated with being overweight or obese include:

  • heart disease and heart attack
  • stroke
  • cognitive impairment and dementia
  • some cancers
  • diabetes
  • arthritis
  • hormonal imbalances
  • high blood pressure
  • metabolic syndrome
  • irritable bowel syndrome
  • immune system dysfunction

How can I lose weight and keep it off?

Many weight-loss programs focus on just that – losing weight – with little attention paid to the whole body or the individual person. We take the opposite approach. By focusing on the whole body and the individual person's lifestyle and habits, we create a weight-loss and weight-management solution that's truly customized to each patient's unique needs, addressing underlying issues like hormone imbalances and other conditions that can make it nearly impossible to lose weight and keep it off. Our weight-loss treatment program begins with a complete metabolic profile and hormone panel to assess underlying issues and address them so you can experience the maximum benefits of your weight-loss efforts. We also provide ongoing medical management and support to help you stay on track as your body's needs change with time.

What is FirstLine Therapy®?

FirstLine Therapy® is focused on ensuring your body is in optimal health before you begin your weight-loss journey and in ensuring you have the information and tools you need to make healthy lifestyle choices. Your habits and lifestyle choices have a major impact on your weight – probably more of an impact than you realize. FirstLine Therapy® helps you take control of your health and make the smart decisions that can help you lose weight and lead a healthier life for years to come.

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