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Weight Loss

Family and Internal Medicine Practice, HRT Pellet Placement & Weight Loss Specialist & Allergy Testing offered in Las Vegas, NV

Weight Loss

Weight management requires a long-term plan. At A-P Medical Group in Las Vegas, Nevada, Emeka Iroha, MD, provides comprehensive weight-loss guidance for those struggling to get to and maintain a healthy weight. The family and internal medicine practice creates plans that focus on your goals, helping you achieve long-term health and wellness. For expert help for weight loss, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

Weight Loss Q & A

What should I know about weight loss?

You should know that losing weight is hard. Despite what many weight loss programs have you believe, eating less and moving may not lead to long-term results. 

Though diet and exercise are key components of any successful weight loss program, they’re not the only factors that affect your weight. Your health, genetics, age, and lifestyle all play a role in helping or hindering your weight loss efforts.

A-P Medical Group takes a proactive approach to health and wellness. They understand all the elements that influence your ability to reach your weight goals and create personalized plans that work. 

 

When should I seek medical help for weight loss?

You should seek medical help for weight loss if your excess body fat is putting your health at risk. 

Obesity is a chronic disease, not a lifestyle choice. Like any other disease, you need ongoing medical interventions and monitoring to help you reach your weight goals and stay healthy. Obesity is a risk factor for other chronic health issues like heart disease and sleep apnea.

The primary care practice also recommends you come in for professional help with weight loss if you have a weight-related health problem like diabetes or high cholesterol. The skilled providers can design a plan that takes your health issues into consideration, helping you manage both your weight and your disease.

 

What can I expect from a medical weight loss plan?

You can expect personalized and attentive care from medical weight loss at A-P Medical Group. Before making any recommendations, your provider completes an in-depth history and physical exam. They review your weight concerns and goals and the obstacles that keep you from reaching them.

They ask about your usual eating and exercise habits, review your medical history, and complete a physical exam. They also run lab work to evaluate your health and look for signs of conditions that may make it harder for you to reach your weight goals.

 

Your provider then talks to you about your weight and the steps you need to take to improve your health and wellness. Your plan may include:

 

  • Nutrition therapy
  • A personalized exercise program
  • Tips for improving sleep
  • Hormone therapy
  • Medications to control hunger

 

You can expect regular follow-ups to monitor your progress and provide the ongoing support necessary to help you reach your goals.

For personalized weight loss, call A-P Medical Group or schedule your appointment online today.