Weight Loss

Weight Loss

Weight Loss services offered in Amherst and Buffalo, New York

Excess body weight strains your organs and musculoskeletal system, making you feel tired and adversely affecting your health. If you want to find a healthy way to lose weight, visit Frances Ilozue, MD, MPH, at Rapha Family Medicine, PC. At the practice’s offices in Amherst and Buffalo, New York, Dr. Ilozue and the team offer safe, effective medical weight loss programs that they personalize to your needs. With the team’s help, you could avoid potentially life-threatening health problems like cancer and heart disease. To find out how they can help with successful weight loss, call Rapha Family Medicine, PC, or book an appointment online today.

Why is it important to consider weight loss?

Weight loss is something you need to consider a priority if you’re significantly larger than is healthy for your size. You can get a reasonable idea of whether you’re overweight by checking your body mass index (BMI). Enter your weight and height on an online BMI calculator, and it gives you a score.

Your score shows you whether your weight is too low, about right, or too high. A BMI of 25 to 29.9 is overweight, and 30 or over is obese. The higher your BMI, the greater your risk of developing serious medical conditions like:

  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • Arthritis and other joint problems
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Fatty liver disease

You’re more likely to get problems like depression and anxiety, rashes, and infections when you carry considerable extra weight. It can make it hard to remain physically active, and as your weight increases, even daily tasks and self-care can become challenging. Losing excess weight could significantly improve your health and happiness.

Why do I have problems with weight loss?

Very few people find weight loss easy, so you’re not alone. It takes considerable effort to burn off excess fat, so if you’re short of time or have other health problems, it isn’t easy to exercise enough.

The vast number of unhealthy fad diets and weight loss products make things harder in many ways. They give you unrealistic expectations, and if you do lose weight, it piles back on very quickly the moment you stop the diet. People often struggle because they don’t know enough about good nutrition and healthy eating.

Another thing that can cause difficulty with weight loss is having underlying health problems. A condition like hypothyroidism, where you don’t have enough thyroid hormone in your body, slows your metabolism (how your body transforms food into energy) and can make you retain weight and even increase it.

What are the keys to successful, long-term weight loss?

No one weight loss method is right for every patient because everyone is different. However, Rapha Family Medicine, PC’s weight loss program offers you a far better chance of succeeding in your efforts to slim down.

The Rapha Family Medicine, PC team designs a personalized weight loss program around your specific needs, considering your age, how much weight you need to lose, other health problems, and your personal preferences.

Your weight loss plan is likely to combine healthy eating and meal planning information, food supplements if you have any deficiencies that diet can’t resolve, and exercise routines that you find enjoyable. You also receive regular health reviews and expert advice and support to ensure you lose weight and keep it off.

To find out how you could benefit from Rapha Family Medicine, PC’s weight loss programs, call the office or book an appointment online today.