More than one third of adults in the United states are overweight and have increased risk for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension, certain cancers, and other co-morbidities including varicose veins. . We have also seen a dramatic increase in childhood obesity. If current trends continue 60% of adults will be overweight in 2030
Obesity should be treated as a chronic condition and the basis of any weight management program should include calorie restriction, exercise, and life style modification. Of course, many patients have other medical conditions and take medication that contribute to weight gain. Some of these medications include anti-depressants, some diabetic medication, contraceptives, anti-psychotic, and anti-epileptic medication.
Find a program that evaluates your medical status completely, motivates you, and is willing to help you monitor your progress weekly. Weight loss medication are often necessary and can be prescribed after a thorough evaluation. Simply loosing 5-10% of your body weight can increase your life span!
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