More than one in three adults is overweight, and obesity is a chronic condition affecting more than 33% of adults and 17% of children in the United States. Kenneth Robinson, MD, at The New Body Center® in Charleston, South Carolina, offers weight management solutions to help you reach and maintain your goal weight. Call the practice or schedule an appointment online today to start your weight loss journey.
Weight management refers to the practice of keeping your weight at a healthy level. It is not the same as dieting, as it involves more than regulating food intake for overweight individuals. Those underweight also need to focus on weight management behaviors to reach a healthy weight.
Maintaining a healthy weight is extremely important to your overall health. Being overweight or obese significantly increases your risk for type 2 diabetes, stroke, heart disease, kidney disease, fatty liver disease, arthritis, and some cancers, among other health issues. You are also more likely to have high cholesterol and high blood pressure if you are obese.
Reaching a healthy weight for underweight individuals is also important. If you are underweight, you have an increased risk of malnutrition, vitamin deficiencies, anemia, and osteoporosis. Underweight people also tend to have decreased immune function and fertility issues and have an increased chance of complications from surgery.
Dr. Robinson assists overweight people with weight management. The first appointment consists of:
Dr. Robinson considers all of your health conditions and determines the best treatment to help you lose weight and maintain a healthy weight long-term.
Dr. Robinson customizes weight management treatments to each individual. Possible weight management treatments include:
Behavior modification is at the core of the program offered at The New Body Center. The team offers insightful tips that help you get in touch with your eating and exercise habits, so you can make healthy changes.
Dr. Robinson helps determine an appropriate daily caloric intake for your body that ensures you receive adequate nutrition while also losing weight. He also suggests activities to help you burn calories and fat.
Obese patients who don’t lose weight using a traditional diet and exercise program may need to use an FDA-approved medications.
Dr. Robinson uses a priority combination of medications to enhance and ease weight loss.
For help reaching your goal weight, call the office or schedule an appointment online today for a weight management consultation.