When Should You Consider Medically Assisted Weight Loss?

If you’re an adult who is struggling to lose weight, you’re not alone. Maybe you’ve tried numerous diets and have even lost a few pounds, only to gain them back again and then some. Maybe you’re feeling frustrated and convinced that weight loss is not in your cards. You should know there could be underlying medical issues you’re unaware of that make it hard for you to lose weight. Or, maybe you’re living with chronic obesity and can’t get ahead. Either way, a medically assisted weight loss program might be for you.

 According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2015-2016 nearly 40% of Americans, or more than 93 million people, were obese. Obesity is defined as having a body mass index (BMI) of more than 30, while being overweight is defined as having a BMI of 25 to less than 30. So, if you’re struggling with extra weight, you’re certainly not alone. Here at Kinexis Healthcare in Estero, Florida we help overweight and obese patients lose weight and improve their health. Our compassionate staff will make you feel comfortable as we partner with you on your weight loss journey.

Reasons for joining a medically assisted weight loss program

Being overweight or obese is a risk factor for developing other serious health conditions including diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and even cancer. The National Cancer Institute says higher amounts of excess body fat are associated with an increased risk of developing endometrial, esophageal, gastric, liver, pancreatic, colon, and other cancers. A number of our patients are motivated to lose weight so they can be healthier and live as long as possible.

 Others have underlying medical conditions that make it hard for them to lose weight. For example, they may have diabetes; polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a hormonal condition; or an underactive thyroid gland, also called hypothyroidism. Diabetes hinders weight loss by making it harder to process sugars. PCOS interferes with the body’s use of insulin and can lead to fat storage. The thyroid aids in metabolism, so if it’s not functioning properly it could be hard to lose weight. You need to find out if one of these conditions is hindering your weight loss efforts.

Other reasons to consider medical weight loss

Our weight loss program

If you’re ready to try a medically supervised weight loss program, trust our caring weight-loss specialists at Kinexis Healthcare. We’ll teach you about proper nutrition and exercise and guide you through our program, so you lose weight safely and surely. If you’re ready to lose weight for good, schedule a consultation today. Just call us at 386-232-5911 or use our convenient online booking tool.

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