Reasons Why You May Need A Doctor’s Help With Weight Loss

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If you are someone who has tried in vain to lose weight, maybe it’s time you sought help from Dr. Blixt. Yo-yo dieting and fads are typically unhealthy and you tend to put the weight back on.  If you truly want to drop the pounds, here are some important reasons why you may need a doctor’s help with weight loss.

You’ve Tried It All With No Success

This is a common complaint when patients ask their doctors about weight loss. If you have cut calories, reduced your portions, and are doing regular exercise and it is not working, it’s easy to get frustrated. So why can’t I lose the weight? 

This is exactly why you need a doctor to help. There may be an underlying condition keeping you from reaching your goal. There could be a hormonal imbalance preventing you from losing weight. For example, a thyroid issue can greatly affect your ability to lose weight. Dr. Blixt will run some tests to determine if any of these problems could be subverting your attempts. They can make suggestions and give possible solutions to your problem.

BMI Is High

No one likes to talk about their BMI, but we have to. The body mass index is determined by measuring your weight and dividing by your height squared. You can calculate your own here.

If the number is 30 or above, you are considered obese. This puts you at a higher risk of developing many chronic diseases and heart issues. Even if you are within the “overweight” level, it is still important to get to a healthy weight. Your primary doctor can help to get you there.

You Have Other Chronic Conditions

This one is important. If you have a condition that affects your metabolism, it is essential that you work with your doctor to develop a plan specifically for you. If you have type 2 diabetes or a heart condition, you need a medical doctor to guide you through the right nutritional program.

Your Medications Could Be Part Of The Problem

Certain prescription medications can lead to weight gain or the inability to lose weight. This is especially true for medications for depression, diabetes, and hypertension which can cause weight gain. Dr. Blixt can suggest weight neutral alternatives.

Our Weight Loss Program

With Dr. Blixt’s weight loss program, we can help you find the reason why losing weight may be difficult, and address your medical issues individually. By assessing for medical or genetic markers that predispose you to weight issues, Dr. Blixt helps his patients build a plan that best fits their medical history. Obesity is a complex hormonal disease. We will evaluate you and treat you medically, but also work to de-stress your life, relieve anxiety, and discuss any behavioral aspects that may be impacting your weight loss journey.

Whether you need medication assisted treatment, medication management, or a custom physician assisted weight loss program, Dr. Blixt can help! Contact him today to set your first appointment.

When you are serious about weight loss, start at the beginning and see Dr. Jeff Blixt for the most thorough evaluation, and to get you on the way to a healthier life.

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