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Weight Loss

Arundel Medical Group, Inc.

Primary Care Practice & Chiropractor located in Glen Burnie, MD

Weight loss reduces your risk for many serious medical conditions, including diabetes, hypertension, heart attacks, and even mental health, while improving your energy levels and overall vitality. The expert team of primary care providers at Arundel Medical Group, Inc., provides a variety of treatments to help you lose weight at their practice in Glen Burnie, Maryland. To get started on your weight loss journey, call the office or request an appointment online today.

Weight Loss Q & A

What is a healthy weight?

More than two out of three Americans are either overweight or obese. The physicians at the Arundel Medical Group, Inc. understand that a healthy weight is different for every patient. Consequently, each of the weight loss plans created at Arundel Medical Group, Inc., is uniquely tailored to the individual patient after considering a variety of factors, including your BMI. 

Your BMI is calculated by your weight and height; however, your bone structure is not taken into account. Using the BMI measurement, a BMI of 18.5-24.9 means you’re at a healthy body weight. A BMI of 25-29.9 is overweight, and anything over 30 is obese. Sometimes a patient’s ideal body weight according to BMI may not actually be their ideal body weight.

If you’re concerned about your weight, talk to the caring providers at Arundel Medical Group. They provide you with all the support, resources, and treatments you need to achieve a healthy weight.

How does weight loss improve my health?

Obesity is a serious medical concern because it can lead to many life-threatening health complications. Losing weight reduces your risk of dangerous health conditions, such as:

  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Heart disease
  • High cholesterol
  • Sleep apnea
  • Lower extremity swelling
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Abnormal menstrual cycles

Weight loss can seem like an overwhelming challenge. However, studies show significant health benefits occur when people lose just 5% of their body weight. For example, an obese person who weighs 200 pounds makes a great improvement just by losing the first 10! 

How can I lose weight?

If you’re ready to start losing weight, the team at Arundel Medical Group is there for you. They start by reviewing your medical history and performing a physical exam. They may take blood tests to determine if medical conditions such as hypothyroidism, obstructive sleep apnea, or depression are contributing to your weight problem. 

Then, they work with you to create a personalized weight loss plan. One of the tools that the physicians at the Arundel Medical Group, Inc. utilizes is phentermine. Phentermine is a medication that has been helping patients lose weight for decades. Phentermine helps patients lose weight by increasing their basic metabolic rate so that they burn more calories in a day, curb their appetite, and give them more energy. The physicians at the Arundel Medical Group, Inc. utilize this only as a tool. The patient still works with the physician on diet and exercise, as these are the most important part of weight loss and maintenance.

If you’re concerned about your weight, call Arundel Medical Group, Inc., or request an appointment online today.