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Weight Loss Specialist

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Weight Loss

Maintaining a healthy weight is one of the best things you can do for your overall health and wellness, but that is often easier said than done. That’s why Z. Michael Taweh, MD, offers medically supervised weight loss services through Prime Medi Spa in Danbury, Connecticut. If you’re ready to try a new approach to weight loss, call today to book a visit or use the easy online scheduling tool.  

Weight Loss Q & A

Why is it so challenging to lose weight and keep it off?

This seemingly simple question has a very complex answer. Several factors make it hard to lose weight and keep it off. Over years of research, what has become clear is that weight management is not simply a matter of willpower. 

The American food supply is a significant part of the problem. Fast food is cheap and readily available in virtually every city and town. Grocery store aisles are lined with highly processed choices with confusing labeling. Even when fresh whole foods are available, they are expensive and require meal planning and preparation time.

Our modern lifestyles are also partly to blame. More time spent in front of screens for school, work, and recreation leaves little time for getting exercise outdoors. Add in high levels of stress and poor sleep quality, and it’s no wonder Americans are getting heavier over time. 

What are the health risks of carrying excess weight?

An expansive body of evidence supports strong links between weight struggles and numerous health issues. Some of the health risks of carrying a significant amount of extra pounds include:

  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Kidney disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Many forms of cancer
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Sleep apnea
  • Cognitive issues
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Gallbladder disease

These are just some health issues that can be negatively affected when you exceed a healthy weight. Carrying extra pounds places strain on virtually every organ and system within the body. 

How is medically supervised weight loss different?

If you’re like most people, you’ve probably tried many diet and exercise plans over the years. You’ve probably even enjoyed a degree of success, only to see the weight return shortly after you finish the program. 

Medically supervised weight loss is different. It’s an approach that places your health and wellness at the center of the process. Unlike fad diets and extreme exercise programs, medically supervised weight loss won’t push your body far beyond its limits. 

Medications might play a role in your weight loss journey. Some work to control appetite, while others alter how your body converts food into energy. Weight loss is never solely dependent on drug therapy, however. 

Lifestyle modifications are the best way to drop extra pounds and keep them off in the future. Learning how to boost your nutrient intake and get plenty of physical activity is essential to weight loss success. 

Dr. Taweh and the team at Prime Medi Spa work in partnership with you to create a customized weight loss program aligned with your needs and goals. IV infusion therapy can help deliver nutrients directly to your bloodstream to help boost energy. Customized diet guidance is also part of the process. 

When you’re ready to try a new approach to weight loss, call the office to set up a consultation. You can also schedule online any time of day or night. 

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