There is a serious problem with weight in this country. America is getting heavier and the rate of obesity is higher than it has ever been before. We are overweight at every age level starting with childhood obesity straight through to incidences of obesity among seniors. According to our 89113 weight loss doctor at The DOCS obesity can affect almost any of the body’s systems and is more complicated than simply overeating. While eating too much and not engaging in enough activity to burn all the calories is certainly part of the problem with obesity the reasons that this overeating cycle happens are often tied to deeper problems.
The causes of obesity are many and vary from person to person but according to our 89113 weight loss doctor, often they are tied to the workings of the endocrine system. Obesity not only affects, the endocrine system it can also be caused by it. The endocrine system is the system that produces and releases hormones throughout the body and hormones are chemicals that signal the brain and other organs to do certain things. Obesity can also cause insulin signals to suffer from excess tissue and fat, which can cause metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes.
Our 89113 weight loss doctor will work with you to find likely causing of your particular problem. Our practice will conduct tests to measure the effects of hormones in your weight problem as well as taking into account other factors such as family medical history, height, weight, metabolic factors and the role that your hormones play in that, as well as nutrition and lifestyle factors. Obesity is a complex problem that is likely caused by individual combinations of many of these factors, so treating obesity needs strategies that are equally as sophisticated but made as simple as possible to fit into the patient’s lifestyle. Our approach usually consists of prescription medicines to curb appetite, one-on-one educational counseling as well as a customized diet and exercise plans. Our practice believes that even the most carefully crafted strategy for treating obesity won’t be successful if it is so far from the patient’s normal lifestyle that he/she won’t follow it. The treatments we recommend are sensible and based on the latest scientific discoveries and will fit into your lifestyle. Please call our office for an appointment and together we’ll figure out what the best healthy living strategy is for you.