Weight Management

Weight Management Q & A

How Does Weight Affect My Health?

Having a healthy weight is one of the best measures you can take to prevent and control health problems including heart disease, high blood pressure, type-2 diabetes, and even some types of cancer. If your weight is causing you serious health problems, there are a number of different options your doctor may suggest. This can include medications or even weight-loss surgery.

How Do I Know Which Option is Best?

Before deciding on a course of action, additional tests may be run in order to determine what may be inhibiting your weight loss journey. The tests that are performed can include:

  • Thyroid panel – used to evaluate the function of the thyroid and/or help diagnose hypothyroidism
  • Comprehensive Metabolic Panel – a blood test that measures your sugar (glucose) level, electrolyte and fluid balance, kidney function, and liver function
  • Lipid Panel – measures total cholesterol, triglyceride levels, HDL and LDL cholesterol
  • BMI (Body Mass Index) – to determine if you are in a healthy range
  • Body Composition Scale and BIA (Bioelectric Impedance Analysis)

Who is a Candidate for Weight-Loss Drugs?

Prescription weight-loss drugs are much stronger than over-the-counter brands and can only be assigned by a licensed physician. They are reserved for those who have medical issues losing weight through diet and exercise alone. Your doctor may consider weight-loss drugs for you if you meet any of the following criteria:

  • Your body mass index (BMI) is greater than 30
  • Your BMI is greater than 27 and you have a serious medical problem related to obesity, such as diabetes or high blood pressure

Before deciding on a medication, your doctor will take into account your health history, possible side effects, and any potential interaction of the weight-loss drugs with other medications you may be taking. Contact the office to discuss your weight loss options with Dr. Ohadi.

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