Being overweight or obese is seriously harmful to your health in many ways, causing physical diseases such as diabetes and heart disease as well as mental health disorders, including depression and anxiety. New research indicates that obesity is also a significant risk factor for complications and death from COVID-19, so losing weight has never been more important. The experts at Digestive Disease Consultants of Orange County in California provide medical weight-loss programs that work. If you're feeling powerless over your weight, contact one of the offices in Irvine, Huntington Beach, Tustin, or Foothill Ranch to begin your journey to freedom. Call today or use the online booking form to schedule a weight-loss consultation.
You could benefit from a weight-loss consultation at Digestive Disease Consultants of Orange County if you're overweight or obese, and you're having problems losing weight.
Obesity causes serious medical conditions such as heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, and high blood pressure. Excess weight is also a risk factor for several forms of cancer.
Being overweight causes many other problems, like indigestion, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and mental health issues. However, losing weight presents considerable challenges for many people.
Unfortunately, both the diet and food industries convince people to eat in an unnatural way. As a result, one-third of the United States population is overweight or obese. Digestive Disease Consultants of Orange County works with you to find the ideal diet that's specific to your body and lifestyle and helps you break free from the diet culture.
Your weight-loss consultation is an important first step on your path to successful weight loss. First, you and your provider spend time discussing your goals and challenges and the benefits of achieving healthy, sustainable weight loss.
Next, you need to undergo a physical examination to check your vital signs and general health. Your provider also conducts some routine tests to check for underlying conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. Hormone imbalances can sometimes make weight loss harder too, so a thyroid function test is advisable.
The third stage of your weight-loss consultation is calculating your body mass index (BMI). Your provider weighs you and uses this figure and your height to provide you with a BMI score. This score indicates where you are on a scale from slightly overweight to obese.
Another test called body composition analysis provides a more detailed evaluation of how much lean tissue or muscle you have compared to the percentage of body fat.
After your weight-loss consultation, your provider at Digestive Disease Consultants of Orange County prepares a plan to help you lose excess weight and keep it off.
The team's medical weight-loss program takes an innovative, food-as-medicine approach that permanently changes your relationship with food. The program uses up-to-date nutrition science and isn't just another crash diet. Instead, it treats obesity at the root cause.
While you’re on your weight-loss program, you work one on one with a registered dietitian to create lasting behavior changes.
Find out how Digestive Disease Consultants of Orange County's weight-loss consultation can help you reach your target weight in a healthy, sustainable way. Call the nearest office today or book an appointment online.