Weight Loss Treatment & Programs

Medical Clinicians with Experience in Weight Loss

Medical Clinicians with Experience in Weight Loss

Are you unsatisfied with your weight due to years of neglect or improper treatment from a former physician? At Lake Conway Medical Clinic, we offer a number of proven methods that are designed to help you lose weight safely and effectively. Procedures such as our HCG diet program are great options for many patients, offering many desirable benefits.

Our weight loss procedures can typically include elements of the following:

  • diet
  • exercise
  • injections
  • consistency

Our kind and caring staff will never make you feel uncomfortable or unsure. Our goal is to help you feel at home and be able to trust our quality services and unmistakable results. The area of weight loss always requires a careful plan for success, and our skilled physicians will formulate just that! 

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Why Being Overweight Is a Health Problem?

Disclaimer: Not medical or professional advice. Always seek the advice of your physician.

Human health and well-being are closely related to lifestyle and weight. This means that obesity, as well as excessive thinness, represent a disturbance of the normal functioning of the body. Many factors contribute to the development of obesity.

  • An imbalance between food intake and energy expenditure. This group of reasons includes frequent overeating, a sedentary lifestyle, high consumption of sweets, carbonated beverages, and baked goods.
  • Genetic predisposition. Blood relatives of people with obesity are more likely to develop this condition.
  • Endocrine disorders. In fact, disruptions of the endocrine system such as hypothyroidism and hypogonadism do not cause weight gain. They interfere with the function of the intestines, pancreas, and liver, which in turn lead to obesity.
  • Stress. Excess weight may be linked to chronic stress, emotional upheaval, and sleep disturbances.

The Effect of Obesity on Your Body

The Effect of Obesity on Your Body

Heart and Vessels

Being obese puts an increased strain on the heart. Higher degrees of obesity requires more oxygen and nutrients to be delivered to cells and organs. Therefore, the heart has to contract faster and pump more blood than it did before. Besides, excess fat in a person's body is stored throughout the body and even around the heart muscle. It is associated with an increased risk of developing hypertension, heart attacks, strokes, and changes in blood vessels. 

Metabolism

Obesity leads to the accumulation of fat around vital organs such as the stomach, intestines, liver, and pancreas. Visceral fat is contributing factor to digestive disorders, impaired absorption of nutrients and excretion of metabolic products. Moreover, fat prevents the penetration of glucose into the cells of the body. It results in elevated concentrations of insulin in the blood and decreased insulin sensitivity, which provokes the development of diabetes. 

Spine and Joints

Excess weight puts extra stress on the spine and joints, causing inflammation, cartilage damage, and pain. 

Respiratory System

Adipose tissue around the lungs affects the process of breathing. It becomes shallow (shorter inhalation and exhalation). People who are overweight or obese often develop hypoxia (lack of oxygen in the blood) and apnea (pauses in breathing during sleep).

Sex Hormones 

Metabolic disorders affect not only the digestive system but also the production of hormones. The more body fat you have, the fewer sex hormones are produced. It involves the production of estrogen in women and testosterone in men. Obesity can lead to reduced sexual desire and increase the risk of infertility. 

Nervous System

Emotional stress caused by appetite control and breakdowns affects the nervous system. People lose motivation to make lifestyle changes, and their diet becomes even more unhealthy, reducing productivity. In some cases, being overweight causes depression.

Contact the Lake Conway Clinic if you are unable to control your weight (you continue to gain weight over several months).

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