Losing weight is one of the most common New Year's resolutions. But if you’re like most people who set that goal, you may have achieved little in the way of results even though you’re well into the new year.
Fortunately, when it comes to managing your weight, you don’t have to go it alone. We can assist you with weight management by evaluating your health and recommending weight loss strategies and treatments.
Here at Urgent Care Walk-In Clinic ER Care in Orlando, Florida, we would like to support your weight loss goals. That’s why we offer medically supervised weight loss programs that we customize to meet your needs.
If you’re overweight or obese, you’re not alone. In the United States, almost 3 in 4 adults age 20 or older are either overweight or obese.
Carrying around excess weight can influence your self-image, your self-confidence, and your ability to feel comfortable in your own skin. It can affect you physically, professionally, socially, and emotionally.
Being overweight or obese can also have a significant impact on your health. Excess weight can contribute to chronic medical conditions such as:
When you see us about your weight, our first step is to evaluate your weight and your health. You probably know that health care providers use a tool known as body mass index (BMI) to determine how overweight or obese you are. (To find your BMI, use this handy calculator.)
But BMI tells just part of your weight story. To fully understand the effect your weight is having on you, we also take into account whether you have any weight-related medical conditions like the ones listed above.
Once we have a full understanding of your overall health, we can recommend a weight management plan that fits your needs.
Depending on how much extra weight you carry, what weight-related medical conditions or symptoms you may have, and the impact your weight is having on your quality of life, we may recommend one or more of the following:
Generally, a good diet for weight loss includes eating the right amount of various types of healthy foods, including:
We can help you decide whether to create your own healthy eating plan or to follow a medical or commercial plan.
Physical activity helps you lose weight and reduces your risk of various medical conditions. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends:
Various prescription medications are available to help with weight loss. They all have different pros and cons. We take many factors into account before prescribing a weight-loss drug. To familiarize yourself with the medications available, read this guide.
Bariatric surgery is an option for people whose weight poses considerable health risks. It’s important to learn all of the pros and cons of bariatric surgery before deciding to pursue it. To learn about surgical options, read this guide.
Being overweight or obese can feel very isolating. But if you want to lose weight, our dedicated care providers look forward to supporting you with medically supervised weight loss. We’ll help you improve your health and realize your resolutions.
Urgent Care Walk-In Clinic ER Care in Orlando, Florida, is open seven days a week for walk-ins. To make an appointment or for telemedicine services, call us at (407) 974-7501 or request a visit online.