One of the most challenging health concerns facing anyone today is that of losing weight. Most American adults are overweight and many are obese. Fortunately, natural and traditional treatment methods are helping many patients discover the considerable benefits of weight loss.
The Benefits of Weight Loss
Decreased Risk of Developing Diabetes
As we age, the chance of developing diabetes increases, although for most healthy people, that risk is quite low until they are very old. However, for people who are heavier than their ideal weight, or especially who are obese, the risk of developing adult-onset diabetes is much higher than for most folks. The good news is that losing the extra pounds dramatically decreases this risk.
Lowered Blood Pressure
Even at a relatively young age, high blood pressure, which people who are overweight or obese often experience, can cause damage to the heart, lungs, and brain and increase the risk of outcomes such as a heart attack and stroke. Again, the good news is that weight loss often eliminates the problem of high blood pressure.
Decreased Risk of Certain Cancers
Overweight and obese people can have chronic low-level inflammation, causing a number of problems, including DNA damage that can increase the risk of cancer such as liver cancer. And once again, losing weight can help eliminate the inflammation and the increased risk of disease.
Being overweight or obese can decrease mobility and harm sensitive joints, causing pain in movement. As with many of the risks of being overweight, mobility issues are the sort of thing that can impact people as they age, but being overweight speeds up the process. Losing weight, fortunately, can slow it down.
Now let’s look at a few of the weight loss treatment options available to patients today.
Low Carb Diet Plans
When you consume carbohydrates, especially highly processed ones such as what is contained in many foods people eat today, a fat-storing hormone is triggered, and it becomes much easier for you to put on pounds. By eating protein instead of carbs, you can create muscle and stop adding additional fat pounds.
Advanced hCG Diet
Similar to a low carb diet, the hCG diet includes hCG, or Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin, daily. This diet can help in attacking the worst kind of fat, fixed fat, which is more resistant to being burned away as fuel.
With this approach, you would consume high protein meal replacements, along with prescription appetite suppressants. This combination has the goal of increasing lean body mass, which can help the body more efficiently burn fat cells.
Innovative Medicine, a provider of high-quality natural and traditional health services, is proud to bring a broad variety of weight loss solutions to patients. If you’d like more information about our practice or are interested in getting started with medical weight loss, contact us today and book an appointment at our office in Lafayette.