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Weight Management

Primary Care, Pain Management & Podiatry located in Mesa, Avondale, Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, Phoenix, and Surprise, AZ

Weight Management

Reaching and maintaining a healthy weight is a critical part of overall health and wellness, but achieving those goals isn’t always easy. The team of highly skilled medical practitioners at HealthyU Clinics provides customized weight-management services to Surprise, Chandler, Avondale, Glendale, Mesa, Gilbert, and Phoenix, Arizona, residents. When you’re ready to take a new approach to weight management, call the office near you to book a visit or schedule online.  

Weight Management Q & A

Why is weight management so challenging?

Many people can relate to the roller coaster effect of spending months dieting, exercising, and achieving results only to find the weight coming right back as soon as you move away from those strict regimens. Weight management is difficult for many reasons. 

The modern American food supply is part of the problem. Fast food is available around the clock in many areas, and grocery shelves are packed with highly processed food and confusing labeling. 

Today’s lifestyles are also part of the problem. Many children and adults spend hours in front of screens for school, work, or recreation, leaving little time for getting outside and exercising. High stress and poor sleep quality make matters even worse and contribute to weight gain. What has become clear over decades of research is that weight gain is far more than a simple matter of willpower or calories in/calories out. 

Can medical weight management reduce my risk of chronic disease?

Carrying significant extra weight is incredibly risky for your overall health and wellness. Research shows clear links between being overweight or obese and the following serious health problems:

  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • High cholesterol
  • Kidney disease
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Complications during pregnancy

This is far from a comprehensive list. It is difficult to overstate the dangers linked to being overweight or obese. 

How is medical weight management different?

Medical weight management places your health as the central focus. You partner with your practitioner to create clear weight-loss goals, then create a customized plan to reach those goals. 

A comprehensive health assessment is the first step. Once your practitioner understands how your body is currently functioning, they craft a customized weight-loss plan to meet your needs. Medications might play a role, but drug therapy is never the only approach.

You’ll also learn how to boost your nutrition to fuel your body, and exercise counseling helps you incorporate more activity into your daily routines. Periodic weight monitoring ensures you stay on track, and if bariatric surgery is a good fit for your needs, a bariatric surgery discussion, and counseling are available. 

When you’re ready to take action to reach a healthy weight, call HealthyU Clinics to book a visit or schedule online.