Excel Family Medical & Urgent Care
Family Medicine Providers & Pain Management Specialists located in Blanchard, OK
Over 70% of Americans struggle with maintaining a healthy weight, and most of them feel at a loss about what they can do to make changes. The team at Excel Family Medical & Urgent Care in Blanchard, Oklahoma, works with people of all ages to develop comprehensive weight loss solutions to preserve their overall health and well-being. To learn more about the steps you can take to lose weight, call or book an appointment online today. Walk-ins are also welcome.
Weight Loss Q&A
What is medical weight loss?
Medical weight loss refers to a series of non-surgical and diet pill-based solutions to losing weight that you otherwise would not be able to lose on your own.
The team at Excel Family Medical & Urgent Care discusses your goals and studies your lifestyle and family history to determine the best course of action for you to lose weight. To do so, your provider determines whether your extra weight is related to underlying medical conditions or general aesthetic dissatisfaction.
During your consultation, the team might recommend metabolic testing or various medical diagnostics to check on psychological shifts and determine how many calories you burn/need to burn each day to reach your goals.
Am I a candidate for medical weight loss?
Medical weight loss is an effective solution for anyone struggling with their weight and for individuals who lack the knowledge and rigor to shake off habit- or medically-related extra weight.
You may consider medical weight loss if you:
- Need weight loss surgery or need to maintain your weight after weight loss surgery
- Have a severely overweight or clinically obese diagnosis
- Have a weight-related condition, like diabetes or cardiovascular disease
- Have a family history of obesity, overweight, or weight-related cancers
Talk to the knowledgeable team at Excel Family Medical & Urgent Care to determine how your motivations fit your future weight loss plan.
Is being obese or overweight dangerous?
In 2016, the World Health Organization announced that 39% of adults over 18 struggled with overweight while 13% struggled with obesity.
Your provider determines whether you fall into either of these categories when your body mass index (BMI)—the measurement that identifies how much fat your body stores—exceeds the normal range.
With obesity, you run the risk of experiencing:
People struggling with obesity may suffer from heart-related issues, including strokes, blood clots, and heart attacks.
When you are obese, your extra weight places too much pressure on your joints and leads to the development of arthritis. That can cause mobility impairments down the line.
High blood pressure
Obesity can exacerbate high blood pressure, making it difficult for your blood to transport through its vessels.
Obesity can lead to Type 2 Diabetes, which happens when your body develops a resistance to insulin and stores more blood sugar than is healthy.
In women, obesity can increase your chances of breast, colon, uterine, or gallbladder cancers. For men, obesity can lead to colon or prostate cancer. These cancers are not entirely related to obesity but more likely because of it.
Get in touch with Excel Family Medical & Urgent Care today by phone or through the online booking tool to make the first step in getting rid of that extra—and potentially harmful—weight.