Weight loss isn’t always easy. And with almost 40 million obese people in the U.S., you know that you’re not alone when it comes to trouble with weight loss.

At Prestige Physicians in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, it’s our goal to help you live the healthiest lifestyle possible. That’s why our physicians have compiled this helpful guide to medical weight loss programs so that you can decide if medical weight loss is the right treatment option for you.

How do I know if I need to lose weight?

We determine if you need to lose weight based on your BMI, or body mass index. The BMI is a number that’s calculated using your height and weight. The calculated number, or your BMI, is then used to determine the range that your weight falls into.

If your BMI is less than 18.5, then you fall into the underweight category and might consider gaining weight to get to a healthy range. If your BMI is between 18.5 and 24.9, then you fall within the normal range and can healthily maintain your weight. If your BMI is between 25 and 29.9, then you fall within the overweight range. At 30 or over, you fall within the obese range.

Why you may need to lose weight

If you fall within the overweight or obese categories then you are no longer at a healthy weight. This is a problem when you consider the fact that 90% of new diabetes diagnoses are made in individuals who are overweight.

Being overweight also places you at an increased risk of developing heart disease, high blood pressure, and joint problems from having to carry around excess weight. Being overweight can also negatively impact your self-image and your self-confidence, leading to unnecessary emotional stress.

A medical weight loss program can help

When you opt for a medical weight loss program, you’re choosing something that’s custom made to fit all of your individual needs. And because it’s coordinated by your doctors, you can rest assured that we’ve taken all of your vitals, test results, and your medical history into account when formulating your weight loss program.

You’ll also get regular monitoring with appointments that track your progress, tests to ensure that your body is optimally functioning, and adjustments made along the way to give you the best chance at weight loss and the most optimal results possible.

Take charge of your life and call us or schedule an appointment right on our website today.

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