March 11, 2024 mdchino

Medical Weight Loss: Three Positive Changes You Might See Soon

If you’ve been discussing a medical weight loss plan with us, chances are it’s because you’re aiming to shed some pounds or your doctor recommended it. While many of us welcome the prospect of a trimmer figure, the benefits extend far beyond mere aesthetics. Here are three other positive changes you can anticipate…

Enhanced Immunity. Carrying excess weight over an extended period can trigger chronic inflammation in the body. Weight loss, especially through a nutritious diet, often mitigates inflammation. This can lead to a stronger immune system, potentially reducing the frequency of illnesses.

Improved Brain Health. Numerous studies have linked maintaining a healthy weight with a reduced risk of cognitive decline and dementia. This association may also be attributed to reduced inflammation, which influences brain health. Maintaining a healthy weight as you age could contribute to more stable cognitive abilities and fewer instances of memory lapses.

Enhanced Metabolic Health. The prevalence of metabolic syndrome, a cluster of risk factors predisposing individuals to diabetes, heart disease, and sleep apnea, is rising among younger populations. Weight loss frequently reverses these risk factors and helps prevent the onset of serious illnesses:

  • larger waist circumference
  • high blood sugar
  • high blood pressure
  • high triglyceride levels
  • low HDL cholesterol

Because weight loss reverses the above factors, that can translate into lower risk of certain diseases in the future. With 20 percent of people under age 40 already experiencing metabolic syndrome, and that prevalence rising with age, the cluster of symptoms is something we should all address if we begin to notice them in ourselves.

Although we may begin a medical weight loss journey with a specific objective in mind, it’s important to consider the long-term benefits. Weight loss can positively impact all facets of health, yielding surprising improvements in various aspects of life.

If you haven’t yet begun a medical weight loss program, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We can guide you on the path to success through tailored dietary and exercise strategies aimed at enhancing your overall health, so you can live your best life now and in the future.

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