Losing even a small percentage of excess weight can reduce your risk of chronic disease, boost your energy levels, and improve your overall health. Daphnee Moise-Johnson, MD, and the team can help you achieve and maintain a healthy weight at Vivant Medical Group in Tampa, Florida. The clinic offers medically supervised weight loss plans that utilize clinically proven appetite suppressants, exercise plans, and supportive guidance. Call the clinic or schedule an appointment online to learn more today.
Weight loss can have a positive impact on your physical and mental health. Carrying excess weight strains your joints and increases your risk of chronic diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease, and hypertension (high blood pressure). It may also lead to fatigue and diminish your self-esteem.
If you carry extra weight, losing even 5% to 10% of your body mass can significantly improve your quality of life, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The CDC recommends using your body mass index (BMI), or your height measured against your weight, to calculate your range. Most health care professionals consider BMIs between 18.5 and 24.9 to be within the normal range.
Weight loss offers many benefits if you carry excess weight, including:
Losing weight now can also save you time and money on health care in the future. For example, weight loss relieves pressure from your joints to help you move more comfortably.
Waiting to seek care can lead to osteoarthritis, a chronic pain condition that occurs when the cartilage around your joints breaks down. As the condition progresses, your treatment options become limited. Corticosteroid injections, medications, and physical therapy may be necessary to alleviate joint pain.
The first step in your individualized weight loss plan is a complete physical exam and medical history review that includes lab work and an electrocardiogram (EKG) to evaluate your cardiovascular health.
After your provider assesses your health and discusses your weight loss goals, your personalized plan may include:
As a partner in your weight loss journey, the team also provides daily affirmations and encouragement to support and motivate you.
Call Vivant Medical Group or schedule an appointment online to learn more about medical weight loss programs today.