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Weight Management

Weight Management

About Weight Management

If you have a weight problem, your risk of a potentially life-threatening illness increases significantly, but weight management reduces these risks and can often reverse certain conditions. Honeycomb Medical Group provides weight management programs at its four offices in Memphis, Tennessee, and Holly Springs, Mississippi, that offer patients numerous additional benefits, like having more energy and self-confidence. Call your nearest Honeycomb Medical Group office to arrange a weight management consultation, or book an appointment online today.

Weight Management Q & A

What is weight management?

Weight management programs help you reach a healthy weight and maintain it long-term. In some cases, people need to gain weight, but for the vast majority, weight management means losing weight.

Honeycomb Medical Group’s weight management programs use proven methods to improve your chances of successfully losing weight. The providers also have the medical expertise to identify, treat, and manage health problems that might affect your ability to lose weight, such as Type 2 diabetes, hypothyroidism, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

Furthermore, you can rely on your provider’s regular weight management reviews to help you avoid problems like minor injuries, nutrient deficiencies, and heart strain.

Why is weight management important?

Weight management has a significant effect on every aspect of your health. If your weight exceeds healthy levels for your height and body type, you significantly increase your chances of developing serious diseases, such as:

  • Coronary artery disease (CAD)
  • Stroke
  • High cholesterol
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Kidney disease
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)
  • Peripheral arterial disease (PAD)
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Some forms of cancer

Excess body weight also increases your likelihood of having problems like gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), skin disorders, shortness of breath, and bacterial or fungal infections.  

What does weight management involve?

The first stage in your weight management program is a physical exam. Your Honeycomb Medical Group provider weighs you and calculates how much weight you need to lose. They also check for any underlying health problems that might encourage weight gain or limit exercise. If they identify any issues, your provider prescribes the proper treatment.

Next, you receive a personalized weight loss plan. You might not know what foods you need to eat or in what quantities to stay healthy and lose weight. Your provider can help with nutrition counseling and weight loss meal planning. They advise you on how to exercise safely, effectively, and enjoyably, too.

Physical activity not only burns off fat but also has multiple other benefits, from boosting heart health and digestion to improving mood. Your provider can teach you how to overcome common problems that prevent many people from losing weight, such as poor portion control, comfort eating, and managing hunger.

Your provider can also use remote patient monitoring devices like weight scales to help you succeed.

Call Honeycomb Medical Group to learn more about weight management or request an appointment online today.