Weight loss can be a rocky journey that Dr. Carla Walker, at Family Care at Parklawn can help you overcome. Located in Midwest City, Oklahoma, the team offers weight loss consultations so you can see if it’s a right fit for you. If you’re ready to explore treatment options, call the office or schedule an appointment online today to take your life back and put weight loss obstacles behind you.

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Why is being overweight or obese dangerous?

In the United States, 1 in 3 adults and 1 in 4 children are obese, making it one of the world’s most obese nations. Due to the increase in fast food and an increase in calorie intake, weight gain has become dangerous.

As we age, it becomes more and more normal to gain weight due to the decrease in muscle mass and an increase in inactivity. If that leads to obesity, it becomes a dangerous and slippery slope. Some of the common dangers of being overweight or obese include:

  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Some kinds of cancer
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Gallbladder disease and gallstones
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Gout
  • Sleep apnea

It’s important to tackle the issues, and it’s never too late to begin the weight loss journey. As you age, you lose muscle mass which leads to more body fat.

It’s important to exercise and work at gaining more muscle mass. Exercise also helps with balance which becomes more and more important as you age.

Are eating healthy and exercise enough to achieve weight loss?

Sometimes eating right and getting enough exercise can be challenging. Family Care at Parklawn can help prepare you for the challenges and increase your chances of success for reaching your goal weight and achieving your weight loss goals.

It’s common for women with obesity to regain the weight after it is lost. This can be devastating and impact your confidence. The team can help you create a customized treatment that will help give you lasting results.

What’s included in my weight loss journey?

Weight loss can be a very difficult journey, and Family Care at Parklawn has experience helping patients with the problems that can arise. The team has solutions to help make the process easier including:

  • Personalized wellness programs
  • Natural supplements
  • Personalized training
  • FDA-approved appetite suppressants
  • Prescription medication

Family Care at Parklawn is prepared to help you navigate the waters and get you to your goal weight. They can help educate you about nutrition and exercise and work with you on methods that actually work.

If your health and weight loss are important to you, call Family Care at Parklawn or schedule an appointment online today to begin your weight loss program.