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Obesity management

Weight Loss services offered in Southlake, TX

Many Americans struggle with their weight, and as you get older it’s harder to reach and maintain a healthy weight. That’s why Elvira Jasarevic, DO, of Crescent Direct Primary Care in Southlake, Texas, offers medically supervised weight loss, an option that provides guidance and support for people who are trying to move closer to their ideal weight. Learn more during a personalized visit, which can be booked online or over the phone today.

Why do so many people struggle with weight loss?

Another way to frame this topic is to ask, “why is it so easy to gain weight?” In today’s culture, nutritionally void food is readily available virtually around the clock. There are even delivery services that will bring fast food right to your doorstep.

 

Grocery stores are filled with highly processed foods that are often labeled with confusing health claims. The internet is teeming with conflicting weight-loss advice, much of it thinly veiled marketing material for the latest fad diet or extreme exercise program. 

 

Our modern lifestyles are also part of the problem. Most children and adults spend far more time in front of various screens throughout the day than they spend outside being active. High levels of stress and poor sleep quality also make it hard to shed excess pounds. 

What are the health risks of being overweight or obese?

An expansive body of scientific evidence supports the fact that being overweight or obese is one of the most detrimental things for your health and wellness. Virtually every organ and system in your body is negatively affected when you carry extra weight. 

 

Some of the health risks that can occur when you are overweight or obese include:

 

  • High blood pressure
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Pregnancy complications
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Many types of cancer
  • Sleep apnea
  • High cholesterol
  • Depression


These are just some of the health problems that are caused or exacerbated by carrying excess weight.

How can medically supervised weight loss help me reach and maintain my goals?

Medically supervised weight loss uses scientifically backed tools and techniques to help you lose weight and keep it off. There are medications that can help by controlling your appetite, which can be very helpful in the early stages of weight loss. Drug therapy should never be the sole course of action, however.

 

Making meaningful lifestyle modifications are the best way to lose weight and maintain those results. Changing your approach to nutrition is a great place to begin. Simply incorporating more fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins into your daily diet can do wonders. Finding ways to become more active on a daily basis is also important. 

 

Dr. Jasarevic works closely with you to design a customized weight-loss plan that doesn’t push your body beyond healthy limits. Your successes are celebrated, and you’ll have support and guidance through the hard days. When you’re ready to begin, call or click to schedule a visit. 

 

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