Obesity is an epidemic that affects an estimated 93.3 million American adults and 13.7 million American children and teens, according to a CDC.
Obesity is a term that refers to those who are severely overweight, who have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or more. This calculation takes into account a person’s height and weight to determine ideal healthy weight ranges.
Each person has a weight range in which they feel and look the healthiest. It is important that you keep this in mind when you focus on taking the best possible care of your body.
Being overweight or medically obese can be the result of a number of lifestyle choices. You may also be predisposed to being overweight because of genetics or certain health conditions like polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and hypothyroidism.
Some conditions that may place you at higher risk for being overweight or obese include:
Hormonal changes as you age may contribute to weight gain and difficulty losing weight. Unhealthy weight gain may also be a side effect of certain medications.
Being overweight or obese can place you at high risk for a number of serious conditions, namely hypertension, type II diabetes, and heart disease.
Other conditions that can be a complication of long-term excessive weight include:
Healthy weight management helps to decrease your risk for these potentially difficult health conditions.
Dr. Russell-Little is committed to helping you achieve and maintain a healthy weight. She works with each patient to create a customized plan that works with your lifestyle and specific needs.
Her specialized weight loss plan includes:
An integral part of this plan is the personalized, realistic goals given in six-week segments. This gives you the satisfaction of achievement, no matter at what pace you lose weight.
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