Weight Loss And Nutrition Specialist

Southwestern Medical Associates

Family Practice located in Orchard Park, NY

Weight loss is a complicated topic, and with all the conflicting information out in the world, it’s hard to figure out what you should be doing to lose weight. Our physicians offers the most effective, scientifically proven weight loss and nutrition solutions to cut through all the noise. Visit us at Southwestern Medical Associates in Orchard Park, New York, to create a straightforward weight loss plan, personalized for you. Call us to book an appointment.

Weight Loss and Nutrition Q & A

How can I lose weight?

Weight loss happens as the result of diet and exercise. A healthy diet filled with fruits, vegetables, and whole grains promotes overall wellness and a healthy weight. Similarly, exercising most days of the week for 30 minutes helps keep your heart and body healthy.

Adequate sleep is also necessary to maintain a healthy weight. Good sleep equalizes hormone levels, repairs the body, and regulates metabolism. The optimal level for most people is 7.5 hours of quality sleep per night.

Sometimes you need professional guidance to help you lose weight. If you’ve tried diet and exercise with minimal results, it’s an excellent time to seek help from Southwestern Medical Associates. Instead of resorting to fads and mainstream weight loss solutions, you can learn about the most effective, medically-sound methods from a professional.

What are the dangers of being overweight?

Extra fat inside your body puts a great deal of stress on your body. Obesity puts you at higher risk of developing:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Arthritis
  • Sleep apnea
  • Stroke
  • Certain cancers

Extra weight also puts pressure on your bones and joints. If you have back or knee problems, for example, the excess weight you carry puts additional pressure on the injury. Weight loss can significantly ease some of that stress.

How can my doctor help me lose weight?

Losing just a small percentage of your body weight can help lower your chances of disease and alleviate pressure on your joints. Southwestern Medical Associates has a trove of resources to help you lose weight. She can help you create an appropriate weight loss plan and monitor your progress.

Enlisting our help also allows you to make sure there aren’t any underlying health conditions contributing to your weight like thyroid or adrenal disorders. We can also provide referrals to physical trainers and nutritionists to accelerate your results.

To finally lose the extra weight you’ve been carrying around, book an appointment at Southwestern Medical Associates by phone today.