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Weight Loss Management Specialist

Irving Coppell Primary Care and Pediatrics

Family Practice Physicians located in Irving, TX

When you’re trying to lose weight and maintain health, shedding the excess pounds can be a considerable challenge. If you’re struggling to lose weight, Vijayalakshmi Raghu, MD,  Enniah Ndawana, PA and the team at Irving Coppell Primary Care Doctors in Irving, Texas, may be able to help guide you to a healthier weight. They offer personalized care that helps you lose weight safely and keep it off. To find out more about weight loss management, call the office today to schedule an appointment. You can also use the online scheduling page to book, any time of day or night.

Weight Loss Management Q&A

Why should I consider weight loss management?

Obesity (being severely overweight) has serious consequences for your overall health and well-being, increasing your risk of medical conditions like:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • High cholesterol
  • Osteoarthritis and joint pain
  • Sleep apnea
  • Gallstones
  • Fatty liver disease
  • Depression and anxiety

What happens at my first weight loss management consultation?

The first part of your weight loss management program is a review of your current health and medical history. Then, your provider at Irving Coppell Primary Care Doctors performs a physical exam where they check all your vital signs, including blood pressure and heart rate. They may also draw blood for lab testing to understand your cholesterol and glucose levels.

In addition, they check for underlying conditions that could make it harder for you to lose weight, like hypothyroidism (a hormonal disorder that affects how your body uses energy).

Using all this information about your health, your provider then creates a personalized weight loss management plan.

What might my weight loss management plan involve?

Your weight loss management plan first addresses any existing health problems. You might need treatment for underlying conditions. Treating disorders is essential to keep you healthy and help you succeed with weight loss.

The foundation of your weight loss management plan is diet and exercise. You will need to lessen your calorie intake in your diet to lose weight. Calories are units of energy. For example, an average slice of bread might contain 100 calories. Knowing the calorie content of your diet helps you reduce your intake.

You also need to be exercising more to use up calories and encourage your body to burn the excess fat. Your provider at Irving Coppell Primary Care Doctors can assist with eating and exercise programs that ensure you’re taking in the nutrition you need and doing the right kinds of activities.

Along with proper diet and exercise to lose weight, you might also benefit from medications like appetite suppressants, which stop you from feeling so hungry. Counseling and behavior modification therapy are often invaluable in changing your relationship with food as well.

If you’re concerned about your weight and seek guidance to lose weight in a healthy way, call the Irving Coppell Primary Care Doctors office in Irving, Texas, today to schedule an appointment. You can also use the online scheduling page to book.