At Matthews Internal Medicine…

We know that embarking on a weight loss journey can be a big step. You have questions that need answers and you want to make sure that you’re pursuing your fitness goals in a healthy manner. That’s why we’re here to answer any questions and help you out at every step of the way. Weight management is one of our areas of expertise, so let us help you as you make strides towards living a healthier life.

What Is Weight Management?

Simply put, weight management refers to services we offer that help you lose weight. We can monitor your health and let you know if you need to lose weight, how much you need to lose, and what options are available to you. We can give you tips about healthy eating or let you know how many calories you should consume in a day to meet your weight loss goals. Our internists can also help you learn how to exercise safely, without overdoing it or hurting yourself. 

We can let you know how your current weight is affecting your health and if it’s causing or exacerbating certain issues. Depending on a number of factors and your specific case, we can let you know if certain methods can help you succeed where others have failed. Weight loss medications, for example, can help some patients who have had little success with conventional diet and fitness plans.

We can also give you the information you need about surgical weight loss options. These methods can require work beforehand and a lifelong commitment to dietary restrictions in some cases. We’ll let you know what you need to do and help you determine if this option is ideal for you.

Weight management is generally considered preventative care. This is about fixing small problems before they become big ones and avoiding more serious conditions. Because being overweight or obese can cause so many health issues, managing your weight can help you avoid larger health problems. That’s why losing weight can also bring some health benefits.

The Benefits Of Weight Management

Losing weight can help you avoid or better control certain medical issues. High blood pressure, for example, can be caused by being overweight. If you lose weight you might be able to get off of your blood pressure medication. Weight loss can also reduce your chance of developing heart disease or having a stroke. Overall, losing weight can greatly reduce your chance of eventually being afflicted with a wide range of ailments.

Losing weight can also bring along some other rewards. It can improve your quality of sleep, which means that you’ll wake up feeling more rested and ready to tackle the day. Shedding a few extra pounds can also mean less pain and more mobility. A knee that used to give you problems, for example, might be under less stress once you’ve lost some weight.

There are so many benefits to working with one of our weight management experts. So schedule an appointment at Matthews Internal Medicine today and start pursuing your fitness goals and a healthier lifestyle.