Medical Weight LossFresno, CA
Maintaining a healthy weight is one of the biggest struggles people face. Not only can obesity be a factor in many physical challenges, but it can also hinder self-image and self-esteem. Medical weight loss is a method that health care practitioners use to monitor a patient's progress, provide encouragement, support and tools to promote weight loss.
Medical weight loss is available at Optimal Medical Group in Fresno and the surrounding area. Our practitioner can look at your situation and cater a treatment plan that effectively fits your needs and helps you achieve your goals. With a variety of strategies, you can look and feel the way you have always wanted.
Call us at 559-425-1118 and set up a time when you can meet with our general practitioner to discuss the next steps in your wellness journey.
Benefits of medical weight loss
Many people who put on the pounds try to shed them on their own. Other people may look too gimmicky diets as well as fleeting meal and exercise plans. Dr. Juan Chavez, MD, and Dr. Lucia Mireles-Chavez, MD, along with our team, have the knowledge and training to deliver results that patients can feel good about now and in the long term.
Our team will customize a medical weight loss plan that addresses the person’s struggles. We have worked with clients who need to lose a hundred pounds or more and others who are moderately overweight. Optimal Medical Group has a knowledgeable team of professionals that can provide patients with all the information they need to make the right weight-loss decision.
With medical weight loss, we will use science-based treatments, not fads or unproven techniques. We do not just help people shed pounds. Our methods also teach patients how lifestyle changes can keep the weight off going forward. Our system will address how stress and anxiety play a role in weight gain and how patients can more effectively manage these issues.
It is not uncommon for people of all ages and backgrounds to gain weight. Optimal Medical Group sees patients all the time who have had difficulty maintaining a healthy weight. Often, a poor diet high in calories, fat and sugars can lead to weight gain. A person must do much more to keep the pounds off, however. Other causes for heavier weights include:
- Lack of exercise; living a sedentary life
- Water retention
- Lack of sleep
Signs the patient may need medical weight loss treatment
Throughout life, many people experience fluctuations in their weight. It should not be alarming to notice a difference on the scale of a few pounds here and there. However, significant changes could lead to health concerns such as diabetes, heart disease, osteoarthritis and breathing troubles.
Patients who get winded walking up the stairs or performing routine tasks such as house cleaning should consider seeing one of our medical professionals. Other signs include having joint pain, steadily gaining weight each year or experiencing high blood pressure.
The Treatment process
A patient’s first visit with our practitioner will include a thorough examination as well as a discussion about health history. We will discuss the patient’s weight-loss goals and the person’s daily eating and exercise habits. Our team will help explore the causes of the weight gain and the challenges the patient faces in attempting to keep it off.
These evaluations will help our practitioner determine what methods may be most effective. Together, the patient and practitioner will develop a plan. This plan may include a daily meal schedule, exercise routine or even surgical options.
It is essential for medical weight loss patients to have someone to cheer them on and encourage them in their efforts. Our team will do this through frequent follow-up and accountability check-ins. We can also put patients in touch with support groups that can reach out to those who are feeling discouraged, depressed or overwhelmed with the process.
In more severe cases where the patient is a hundred pounds or more overweight, surgery may need to be brought into consideration. Gastric balloons and bariatric surgeries are not uncommon for obese patients to lose the weight they need. There are also prescriptions the patient can take to reduce appetites and cravings. Our team will discuss the option that makes the most sense for the person.
Call us today
If you are tired of carrying extra weight, there are some steps you should take today. We are available in Fresno to help you achieve your goals. Get in touch with us at 559-425-1118 and schedule a meeting with our practitioner. A healthier lifestyle awaits.
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