Weight Management Specialist

Gulf Coast Internists

Internist located in New Port Richey, FL & Palm Harbor, FL

If you’re one of the more than 70% of American adults who are overweight, enrolling in a weight management program can lower your risk of serious health problems, boost your confidence, and improve your overall quality of life. At Gulf Coast Internists in New Port Richey and Palm Harbor, Florida, expert internist Cristobal Rosario, MD, PA, and the caring team, proudly offer a range of weight management services to help both men and women shed pounds and keep them off. To make your appointment, call the office nearest you and speak with a friendly team member or book online today.

Weight Management

Does carrying around excess weight affect my health?

Yes. If you’re overweight or obese, you’re also more likely to experience chronic health problems like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes. Being overweight also affects the health of your joints, and in turn, your mobility.

One study found that losing just 5-10 pounds can significantly reduce weight-bearing pressure on your knees and ease inflammation throughout your entire body. 

There’s also evidence that being overweight negatively affects your mental health. Carrying around excess pounds can lead to poor self-image, social stigma, and a lack of confidence. By taking steps to return to a healthier weight, you can improve your life in almost every aspect.

What is medically supervised weight management?

Medically supervised weight management is a branch of health care focused on helping you achieve a healthy and improved quality of life. The caring team at Gulf Coast Internists approach weight management using several techniques, including:

Preventive exams

If you’re overweight, health problems don’t always arise right away. Many conditions like high blood pressure and diabetes don’t present obvious symptoms early on. As a result, you might be living with a serious condition and not even realize it. By participating in preventive exams, you can catch potential issues early when they respond best to treatment.

Nutritional counseling

If you lead a busy lifestyle, you might find it difficult to eat a healthy diet. Nutritional counseling gives you the information and insights you need to consume healthier foods and beverages. The team at Gulf Coast Internists recommends eating a balanced diet that contains fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and plenty of water. 

Exercise guidance

Do you regularly exercise but still struggle to shed pounds? If so, it might be time to change your workout regimen. The providers at Gulf Coast Internists regularly assist their patients by providing exercise guidance. By combining cardiovascular exercises with strength training, you can achieve the results you dream of. 

Prescription medications

If you have a thyroid condition or another medical problem that affects your metabolism, you might benefit from prescription medications or nutritional supplements. Depending on your individual needs, your provider might recommend medications to suppress your appetite or to increase the speed your body processes food.

Can I benefit from weight management?

If you’re more than five pounds over your ideal weight, you can benefit from medically supervised weight management. Following an in-office consultation, review of your medical history, and a discussion of your goals for treatment, your Gulf Coast Internists provider can develop a custom plan that helps you achieve health and confidence.

To make your weight management appointment, call the office nearest you or book online today.

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