Medically supervised weight loss provides patients with ongoing guidance, monitoring, and support. To find out if you’re a good candidate, call our office, or schedule an appointment at Family Medicine and Acute Care of Sandhills. Read on to learn more about medical weight loss.
Medically supervised weight loss works by providing you with a team of experts who create your custom diet plans and provide ongoing guidance and support. At Family Medicine and Acute Care of Sandhills, we also provide support on ways to reduce stress and increase your exercise levels. At each appointment, your weight and body composition will be measured and tracked. You’ll also FDA-approved appetite suppressants and fat-burning injections.
Unlike fad diets, which are often infamously risky and commonly ineffective, medically supervised weight loss can help ensure that your wellness stays in-check throughout your weight control journey. Qualified professionals monitor your progress and recommend lifestyle changes based on your goals, needs, and preferences. This removes some of the grunt work while providing accountability and encouragement.
As long as your provider is qualified to guide you through weight loss safely, there are few risks associated with professional support. Medically supervised weight loss may not be suitable if you have certain chronic illnesses, struggle with severe body image issues, or have a history of disordered eating.
Fat-loss injections can cause side effects and complications such as inflammation, and tissue death. More research is needed to determine their safety, so getting approval from you doctor is important. Possible side effects of prescription weight loss drugs include abdominal cramping, diarrhea, nausea, fatigue, insomnia, and depression.
Good candidates for medically assisted weight loss
Our team at Family Medicine and Acute Care of Sandhills can help determine if you’re a strong candidate for medical weight loss. If you have sleep apnea, heart disease, or diabetes, you’ll likely benefit from guided dietary support. You may also be a strong candidate if you’re preparing for weight loss surgery or wish to better maintain such a procedure’s results.
Learn more by reaching out to our office or coming in for an appointment. We’d love to support you in your weight loss and wellness journey.