When you’re trying to lose weight, it can feel like you’re all alone. Sure, there’s plenty of advice all around you, telling you what you should do, but the new fad in dieting rarely works and seems to change on a daily basis. When it comes down to finding the answers your body needs, it can seem like you’re on your own. People who have tried and tried to lose weight without success often end up feeling that they have failed.
However, when you’ve found a doctor who is prepared to work with you to find medically effective solutions for weight loss, it’s important to leave that shame behind. This isn’t a test of your will, but a medical puzzle to solve with the help of your doctor. The full details about your medical history and your efforts in weight loss and weight management are important information. Understanding the factors that affect your body’s specific weight is an important part of finding what will work for you. All this information creates a baseline for your healthcare provider to use in determining the best course of treatment for your unique situation and getting you started on your journey to wellness.
While weight loss is often treated as a simple calorie equation, bodies are much more complicated. For example, a commonly overlooked component of weight loss is hormone function. If you’re fighting a hormone imbalance then it can complicate weight loss in many ways, from cravings to insulin resistance. A fully effective weight loss plan will take into account your medical history, as well as your current health and hormone levels. When your doctor has a full understanding of all these parts, they can make a plan to help your body shed unwanted fat in a healthy way.
Additional factors that influence weight loss include:
- Family History
- Race and Ethnicity
- Eating Habits
- Physical Activity
- Sleep Patterns
- Medical Conditions and Medications
Any information that you can provide to your healthcare provider, including your medical history, will help them create a weight loss management plan that complements your lifestyle and, therefore, enhances your ability to stick to the plan and lose the weight.
At Apollo Medical Associates, we specialize in treating the whole person, not just individual symptoms. We offer effective medical weight loss treatment, as well as bioidentical hormone replacement therapy and functional medicine services. We are committed to the health of the whole person. Effective weight loss is only one benefit of that attention to full wellness. To begin your journey toward better health, contact the weight loss doctors today.