Losing weight is an effective way to significantly improve mental and physical health. Keviene Rutherford, MD, at Rutherford Medical Center in Alpharetta, Georgia, offers medical weight management programs to help you reach a healthy weight. The weight loss program he prepares for you uses proven, effective methods to help you maintain your target weight long-term. Call Rutherford Medical Center today or schedule a consultation online to receive personalized weight management.

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What is weight management?

Being overweight or obese is one of the most damaging influences on your body. Weight management significantly improves your health by providing medical care and a personalized weight loss plan.

Carrying excess weight every day strains your joints. Fat can build up in and around your organs, placing undue stress on them.

Many common and life-threatening conditions affecting millions across the United States are due to or made worse by being overweight or obese, including:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Gallstones
  • Certain cancers
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Fatty liver disease
  • Sleep apnea
  • Kidney disease

Being overweight harms your overall physical health and significantly affects your psychological well-being. If you can’t participate in activities you enjoy anymore, it can leave you feeling low. Many people who struggle with weight problems also have low self-esteem. These issues can cause depression and anxiety.

Why should I consider weight loss under medical supervision?

You don’t have to lose weight under medical supervision; many diets, weight loss products, and courses are available online. However, although they promise much, these weight loss programs and products often yield disappointing results.

With Rutherford Medical Center’s guidance, you can be sure that your weight loss program is healthy, sustainable, and safe.

They can also give you a thorough medical assessment before you begin, ensuring that you haven’t got a disorder like polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) or hypothyroidism that can make losing weight more difficult.

What might my weight management program include?

Your weight management plan includes diet and exercise suitable for you, accounting for any underlying health problems like diabetes. Rutherford Medical Center offers holistic solutions to patients’ weight loss goals, looking at every aspect of your life and health that can affect your weight.

For example, you could have emotional problems that make you turn to food for comfort or chronic pain from a condition like fibromyalgia that affects your ability to exercise. Stress can also influence your weight and encourage unhealthy habits like drinking too much alcohol. Even poor-quality sleep can affect your weight.

By examining all these issues, your doctor can create the best weight loss program for you. They can also supplement your program with prescription medication like appetite suppressants.

Call Rutherford Medical Center today or book an appointment online to benefit from a weight administration program that could improve your life.