Sycamore Medical Clinic
Internal Medicine & Certified Family Nurse Practitioners located in Palestine, TX
More than 32% of American adults are overweight or obese. If you want to lose weight but can’t seem to achieve your goals, seek professional help. At Sycamore Medical Clinic, internal medicine physician Michael Gorby, MD, PA, and the team offer weight management to adults and teens. With a combination of nutritional counseling, exercise advice, and medication, they can help you shed pounds once and for all. To make an appointment at the practice in Palestine, Texas, call the office or click the online booking feature today.
Weight management Q & A
What is weight management?
Weight management is a medically-supervised program that helps you achieve your ideal weight.
If you’re overweight or obese, you’re also more likely to experience chronic health problems like diabetes, heart disease, and certain types of cancer. You might even experience mood disorders like anxiety or depression.
Weight management teaches you how to live a healthier, more active lifestyle so you can age gracefully and avoid illness or premature death.
What does weight management involve?
At Sycamore Medical Clinic, weight management features several aspects, including:
Your diet directly affects your weight, health, and quality of life. For example, if you consume primarily fatty, sugary, or salty foods, you’re more likely to experience health problems and gain weight.
The team can help you eat a more balanced diet that includes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and plenty of water.
If you spend most of your time sitting or lying down, your metabolism won’t burn as many calories. Therefore, it’s important to get out and exercise at least three times a week. If you don’t enjoy working out at the gym, you can do various low-impact exercises, like biking, swimming, or walking.
Sometimes even a healthy diet and regular exercise don’t result in significant weight loss. If that’s the case, the team might recommend a prescription medication like Saxenda®. Saxenda is a drug designed for 12-17-year-olds who are overweight. It helps regulate hunger cravings, encouraging weight loss.
Who can benefit from weight management?
Any adult or teenager who is overweight can benefit from weight management at Sycamore Medical Clinic. Following a physical exam, a review of your health history, and a discussion of your goals, the team can develop a custom treatment plan that aligns with your needs.
When will I experience results from weight management?
The length of time it takes to see results from weight management depends on several factors, including your adherence to the treatment plan and the amount of weight you’re trying to lose.
Most people start noticing a change in their bodies within a week or two, but it can take up to a month*. So be patient and stay committed.
To learn more about the benefits of weight management, make an appointment at Sycamore Medical Clinic by calling the office or clicking online today.
*Individual results may vary.