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Weight Loss

Family Urgent Care

Internal Medicine - Primary Care and Urgent Care Centers located in Schererville, IN & Lincoln Park, Chicago, IL

The obesity epidemic in this country is no secret: Two out of three adults in this country are either overweight or obese. However, several factors can contribute to an individual becoming obese, so treating it isn't always simple. However, Asrar Sheikh, MD, and the team at Family Urgent Care, which has locations in Schererville, Indiana, and the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois, can help men and women reduce their body fat, risk of chronic health problems, and feel great with supervised weight loss. To learn how you can finally lose the weight and keep it off, call the office or book online today.

Weight Loss Q & A

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What is obesity?

Obese men and women have too much body fat for their size and body type. However, the way that people get there varies and depends on genetics, lifestyle, and diet.

Body Mass Index (BMI) is a tool used to measure body fat and determine if you are overweight or obese. A person with a BMI between 25 and 29 is considered overweight, whereas someone with a BMI of 30 or higher is considered obese.

BMI is just one screening tool your doctor uses to assess your weight and health. They also consider your health history, genetic factors, and symptoms or health problems to determine if weight loss is right for you. 

What are the health complications related to obesity?

Being overweight changes your appearance and how you look and feel in your skin. But it’s much more than an aesthetic issue. Obesity leads to a lot of severe health problems:

  • Body pain
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Limited mobility
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sleep apnea
  • Stroke
  • Type 2 diabetes

 

Obesity also impacts your emotional well-being: Overweight people are more likely to develop anxiety and depression. 

Fortunately, most of these conditions are reversible with a safe, effective weight loss plan. 

What is medical weight loss?

Your physician supervises and creates your medical weight loss strategy, making it different than any other diet plan. Rather than promise results with a magic pill or shake, medical weight loss works because it addresses every part of your life, including:

  • Genetics
  • Physical ability
  • Dietary needs
  • Emotional well-being
  • Health concerns
  • Weight loss goals

 

Your customized weight loss plan includes:

  • Behavior therapy: to change unhealthy patterns
  • Diet plan: based on the foods you enjoy
  • Exercise: programs tailored to your ability and interests
  • FDA-approved appetite suppressants: to reduce appetite and boost weight loss
  • B-12 injections: to accelerate weight loss results

 

It’s never too late to lose weight and feel great. Many products promise quick and easy weight loss, but the truth is that real and lasting results happen with hard work and a smart plan. 

Let the providers at Family Urgent Care guide and support you every step of the way. Call the office or book a consultation online today.

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