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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that obesity is fast approaching tobacco as the top underlying preventable cause of death in the USA.
Dr. Sheikh can help her patients achieve their healthy weight loss goals. She and her staff utilize the medically supervised weight management program to closely monitor and assess patients' progress towards better health and emotional well-being.
Am I overweight?
Your chronic disease risks are higher if your body mass index, or BMI, is 25 or greater. To calculate your BMI:
· Multiply your body weight in pounds by 703
· Divide that number by your height in inches
· Divide by your height in inches once again
If you’re extremely muscular, BMI may not be a good indicator of whether you’re overweight, however.
What is medical weight loss?
Medical weight loss is a weight management program at Crescent Clinic that helps you drop excess body weight with medical supervision. Dr. Sheikh and her team help you lose weight rapidly and avoid nutrient deficiencies associated with fast weight loss.
What should I expect during weight loss?
When you opt for medical weight loss at Crescent Clinic, Dr. Sheikh offers:
Sometimes effective weight loss is as simple as balancing hormone levels, such as estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, or thyroid hormone, that affect your metabolism. Dr. Sheikh uses simple blood tests to determine if your hormone levels are within a normal range.
CUSTOM MEAL PLANS
Dr. Sheikh and her team create custom meal plans just for you to guide you through weight loss. She determines your calorie allotment for weight loss and might recommend nutrition shakes as meal replacements to help cut calories.
Dr. Sheikh and her team create exercise programs that best match your needs, so you can tighten and tone up in addition to dropping excess weight.
Dietary supplements, such as multivitamins and omega-3 fatty acids, help prevent nutrient deficiencies and maximize energy during weight loss. Dr. Sheikh lets you know which dietary supplements, if any, are a good match for you.
WEIGHT LOSS MEDICATIONS
If necessary, Dr. Sheikh prescribes certain medications that reduce appetite, increase metabolism, and enhance fat-burning to boost your chance of weight loss success.
What can I do at home?
In addition to following a medically supervised weight loss program, there are several things you can do at home to enhance weight loss and keep off lost weight long term. Examples include:
· Follow the weight loss instructions Dr. Sheikh gives you
· Sleep 7-9 hours each night
· Avoid smoking and excessive alcohol
· Reduce stress
· Limit time spent sitting down
· Stay active
· Drink lots of water, especially before meals
Don’t let being overweight ruin your quality of life. Call Crescent Clinic to get your life back on track today.