Once we begin working together on a medical weight loss plan, you will start to appreciate a new silhouette in the mirror. And your primary care doctor will likely be pleased, too, since you’re now at lower risk for a number of serious weight-related conditions like type 2 diabetes. But beyond that, we predict you’ll notice a few more positive changes in your health! Be on the lookout for…
You get sick less often. Carrying extra weight creates inflammation in the body, which keeps your immune system busy basically fighting itself. And when it’s doing that, it can’t effectively fight off communicable illnesses like colds and flus as easily. But as you follow your weight loss plan, you might find that you get sick less often, because the inflammation is reduced and your immune system is functioning better.
Improved cognitive abilities. Did you know that studies actually demonstrate a link between weight and issues like cognitive decline and dementia? It’s likely due to inflammation, which can impact the brain as well as every other part of your body. As you lose weight and the inflammation resolves, you might find that your memory functions better and your work performance improves. Exercise can also have a similar impact on cognitive functioning and mood.
Metabolic factors improve. Unfortunately, the incidence of metabolic syndrome is growing due to the number of people in our country who are carrying extra weight. Metabolic syndrome refers to a list of risk factors that contribute to diabetes, heart disease, and sleep apnea, such as…
- A larger waist circumference
- High blood pressure
- High blood sugar
- High triglyceride levels
- Low HDL cholesterol (the good kind)
A weight loss plan and exercise program reduce those risk factors, therefore reducing or even eliminating metabolic syndrome in many patients. Wouldn’t it be great to stop serious diseases in their tracks?!
As you can see, a medical weight loss plan is not all about how you look. Give us a call today, and we’ll get you started on a path to a healthier future.