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When to Consider a Medical Weight Loss Program

Are you struggling with your weight? Have you tried different diets and exercise programs, but the number on the scale hasn’t budged despite your best efforts?

If you’ve answered “yes” to these questions, you’re not alone. Almost 30% of Florida adults and close to 40% of American adults are overweight or obese. For people of color, the number is even higher, with nearly 50% of Hispanic and black Americans at an unhealthy body mass index (BMI). 

At Nu Wave Medical Center in Panama City Beach, Florida, we understand the frustration that accompanies unsuccessful weight loss attempts. And along with that frustration comes an increased risk of many serious medical conditions. 

That’s why Gurprit Sekhon, MD, and our highly skilled team of weight loss specialists offer a medical weight loss program to help our patients drop unwanted pounds. Using research-backed methodologies, we assist our patients in reaching their ideal weight safely and effectively.

What are the benefits of losing weight?

In addition to Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and cancer, excess weight contributes to many other health conditions, such as arthritis, hypertension, kidney and liver diseases, and sleep apnea. What’s more, carrying excess pounds can lead to low self-esteem and slow you down, making everyday tasks a challenge. 

The good news is that most of these conditions are reversible with sustained weight loss. When the number on the scale decreases — even by moderate amounts — your risk of weight-related illnesses decreases as well. 

In addition, as you look and feel better, you experience other myriad benefits. For example, your self-confidence soars. You also notice increased energy, improved ability to navigate daily tasks and activities, and better sleep.  

When should I consider a medical weight loss program?

Medical weight loss programs are a good fit for you if you’ve tried to lose weight on your own but haven’t been successful. If you’ve been diagnosed with a medical condition that may impact your ability to exercise or lose weight, a medical weight loss program can help.

It may also be time to consider a medical weight loss program if you have diabetes, heart disease, sleep apnea, or hypertension. Losing even modest amounts of weight can dramatically improve or even reverse these conditions.

How can a medical weight loss program help me?

At Nu Wave Medical Center, your medical weight loss program is holistically designed by Dr. Sekhon to account for your personal food preferences, medical history, and current lifestyle. She designs a program that meets your unique needs so you can safely and effectively reach your weight loss goals.

Throughout the program, our skilled care providers record your vital statistics to monitor your progress and make any necessary changes as you lose weight. You receive nutritional counseling to ensure your food plan is balanced and to help you avoid dieting extremes that leave you hungry and typically result in setbacks. Your personal plan provides you with healthy eating habits you can sustain over your lifetime.

We also evaluate your activity level and create an exercise regimen to help you burn fat, increase your energy and stamina, and improve your overall fitness and mobility. Physical activity also helps you maintain your goal weight once you’ve reached it.  

Our partnership with you serves as the keystone of our medically supervised program. Every step of the way, Dr. Sekhon and our team encourage you by checking in regularly, celebrating milestones, and giving you the direction you need to stay on track or get back on track.

Ready to finish your weight loss journey? 

If you want to lose those extra pounds for good, contact Dr. Sekhon and the team at Nu Wave Medical Center to learn more about our program and whether medical weight loss is the right choice for you.

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