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It may surprise you to learn that more Americans are overweight than not. About two-thirds of adults in the United States are overweight or obese. This fact has enormous health consequences.
When you are overweight or obese, you’re more susceptible to a host of chronic health conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, and sleep apnea, each of which can be life-threatening. However, none of that is likely news to you; most people are aware of the dangers of carrying extra pounds.
Dr. Giselle and her team at Exert Clinic are dedicated to helping you reach your weight loss goals and improve your health, safely and for the long term.
Many people are curious about what’s different about medical weight loss. There are several differences between commercial or traditional weight loss programs and medically supervised programs.
The first step is to identify your target weight and discuss any medical history and previous attempts at weight loss. Dr. Prado-Wright will work with you to develop an individualized, medically-appropriate plan designed to get you to your goal safely and efficiently. During this phase, our team will monitor your progress on a monthly basis to make sure you’re progressing. Some of the medications we prescribe include: Adipex/Phentermine, Wegovy/Ozempic/Semaglutide, Contrave, Metformin, Topamax, and Zonegran.
The second phase begins once you’ve reached your target. During this transition, Dr. Prado-Wright will encourage you to take your physical activity to the next level, adjust your nutritional plan accordingly and gradually reduce any weight loss medication.
The final phase focuses on long-term health and maintaining your achieved goals. After making the right lifestyle changes to successfully reach your target, your final goal will be to continue making the kind of healthy choices that keep the extra weight off for good.
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