Houston Family MD
Board Certified Family Practice Physicians located in Houston, TX
Obesity is a common problem that affects nearly 40% of adults in the United States. At Houston Family MD in Cypress, Texas, board-certified family medicine physician Ranjit Grewal, MD, and his expert team offer medical weight loss to help you drop excess weight quickly and achieve a better quality of life. Schedule an appointment with Houston Family MD by phone or online for effective weight loss today.
Obesity Q & A
What is obesity?
Obesity occurs when your body mass index (BMI) is 30 or higher. If you’re overweight or obese, your risk of developing chronic diseases, such as diabetes and heart disease, significantly increases. If you struggle to get excess weight off on your own, medical weight loss with the experts at Houston Family MD greatly improves your chance of success.
What are the risk factors for obesity?
Anyone can develop obesity but the following factors increase your risk:
- Older age
- Family history of obesity
- Physical inactivity
- Poor dietary habits
- Chronic stress
- Sleep deprivation
- Taking certain medications
- Thyroid problems
- Hormone imbalance
You might overeat because of anxiety, depression, or a traumatic experience. Obesity can occur because of an injury that prevents you from staying active, or a chronic disease that negatively affects your metabolism.
What are the benefits of medical weight loss?
Medical weight loss with Dr. Grewal and his team makes it easier to get excess weight off, reach your goal weight, and maintain it long-term. Benefits of medical weight loss include a better chance of success, lower chronic disease risks, improved disease management, increased self-esteem, and a better overall quality of life.
What are my obesity treatment options?
When you arrive at Houston Family MD for a weight loss consultation, weight loss specialists check your weight, blood pressure, and other vital signs. Dr. Grewal discusses your medical history and completes a physical examination. He might suggest blood tests, an electrocardiogram (EKG), or other diagnostic tests to detect or rule out medical problems.
Obesity treatments often include:
- Custom meal plans
- Diet and exercise counseling
- Meal replacements
- Dietary supplements
- Weight loss medications
- Hormone treatments
Dr. Grewal and his team can treat underlying medical problems or complications associated with obesity, such as heart disease, diabetes, sleep disorders, and more.
How many appointments are necessary?
After an initial weight loss consultation, you can follow up with the Houston Family MD team weekly, biweekly, or monthly until you reach your goal weight. They may adjust your treatment plan and medications as needed throughout your weight loss journey. Expect to lose 1-5 pounds per week under medical supervision with Houston Family MD specialists.
Don’t settle for obesity and its complications when simple weight loss solutions are within reach at Houston Family MD. Schedule a consultation over the phone or online to get started today.