Weight Loss Specialist

Nevada Family Care & Wellness Center

Family Practice located in Anthem, Henderson, NV

It’s hard to understate the magnitude of the obesity problem in the United States. It affects 1 in 3 adults and 1 in 5 children. And these numbers don’t account for weight problems that don’t tip the scales into obesity but are just as prevalent. At Nevada Family Care & Wellness Center, the team of physicians and healthcare providers understand the risks that come with weight issues, which is why medically supervised weight loss programs are offered to patients in or near Anthem, Henderson, Nevada. If you want to shed some pounds for your good health, call or fill out the online form to schedule an appointment.

Weight Loss Q & A

What constitutes a weight problem?

To determine where you and other members of your family fall in terms of weight, the first stop is the body mass index (BMI) calculator. This simple tool takes your height and weight and calculates your percentage of body fat. The resulting number then falls into one of these categories:

  • Under 18.5: Underweight
  • 18.5-24.9: Normal weight
  • 25-29.9: Overweight
  • Over 30: Obese

While the BMI calculator provides a preliminary assessment, it doesn’t take into consideration things like body structure and musculature. Still, BMI is a good measurement to see where you fall in general terms.

What are the risks of being overweight?

The health risks that come with being overweight are almost impossible to list here. There’s very little in your body that weight issues don’t harm, including your:

  • Cardiovascular health
  • Bone health
  • Hormone health
  • Organ health

Carrying extra weight hampers your body’s ability to function properly on almost every level. Not only do weight issues precipitate health conditions, they can exacerbate existing issues enormously. For example, if you have arthritis, extra weight compounds the problem by adding extra pressure to your already-compromised joints.

Which weight loss programs are available?

The medical team at Nevada Family Care & Wellness Center has a deep understanding of the problems that come with being overweight or obese and works with you to turn your weight, and your health, back around before serious, and more permanent, the damage is done.

To that end, the doctor offers medical weight loss programs, including:

  • Prescription medications like phentermine
  • HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin), which relies on hormones
  • Counseling
  • Nutrition oversight
  • Exercise recommendations
  • Lifestyle changes

Losing weight is difficult, even for the most determined, which is why the practice offers supervised weight loss programs that deliver long-lasting results. Fad diets and yo-yo dieting may deliver short-term benefits, but most people simply put the weight back on, and more, afterward.

The team of healthcare providers wants to help you achieve long-term results by approaching weight loss from several angles. For example, prescription medications help curb your appetite, but the lifestyle changes you make at home, under the doctor’s guidance, are equally as important.

By tackling your weight loss on many fronts, you’re less likely to put the weight back on, which means you can enjoy a healthy, active life for years to come.

If you’d like to explore your weight loss options, call Nevada Family Care & Wellness Center, or use the online scheduler to book an appointment.