If you are overweight, you might not feel very healthy, and you may be at risk for potentially life-threatening medical complications. Gaylene Soloniuk-Tays, MD, is an expert physician who helps men and women lose weight safely and permanently with personalized weight-loss programs. To find out if a medically supervised weight-loss program is right for you, schedule a consultation by calling Compassionate Family Care in Visalia, California, or make an appointment online today.
Many people feel like they could stand to lose a few pounds, but if you’re significantly overweight, you are at risk for developing severe health complications. The body mass index (BMI) is a tool that can indicate when people are medically overweight or obese. A BMI calculator uses your height and weight to calculate your body fat percentage, referred to as BMI.
Your BMI will fall within one of the following categories:
If your BMI falls in the overweight or obese range, your weight may be putting your health at risk. However, BMI is a preliminary measurement that Dr. Soloniuk-Tays takes into consideration along with other factors when determining if you will benefit from a medically supervised weight-loss program.
Being overweight or obese poses numerous risks to your health, and losing weight decreases those risks significantly. Some of the health conditions associated with being overweight include:
Several types of cancer, including uterine, cervical, liver, and prostate cancer, are also associated with obesity.
If Dr. Soloniuk-Tays determines that you qualify for medically supervised weight loss, she will design a custom treatment plan based on your individual needs to help you reach a healthier weight and to maintain your weight-loss results.
Your personal weight-loss plan may include:
Dr. Soloniuk-Tays may also recommend that you see a counselor who specializes in weight loss to provide emotional support during your weight-loss journey.
If you’d like to learn more about how a medically supervised weight-loss program can help you achieve permanent results, and the health benefits that come with maintaining a healthier weight, call Compassionate Family Care to schedule a consultation or make an appointment online today.