Need Help Managing Your Weight?
Start Your Journey Today with ICPR Weight Management Services
Becoming the best version of yourself on the outside starts with a healthier inside. If you would like to explore weight management options, schedule an appointment with ICPR today!
What are weight management services like at ICPR?
Like most things in life, weight management is a process—one that starts with a few, key lifestyle changes with the goal to maintain a healthy body weight based on a person’s age, sex, and height. ICPR physicians will work with each patient to help create an individualized plan to help reach short- and long-term goals.
How does ICPR promote healthy weight management for patients?
Individuals can manage their weight in many ways including a changed diet of healthier food choices, more frequent exercise, and appropriate portion control. Patients can also look into trialing medications, prescriptions, or supplements (with physician supervision) to help lose weight in a healthy, safe way.
What can I expect during my appointment?
At ICPR, you are provided with a comprehensive care plan that integrates safe weight management options to see those short- and long-term results. First, you’ll get a head-to-toe assessment including blood work, consultation, and discussion of any underlying conditions with one of our caring providers. Plus, you’ll also receive counsel on what changes are to be expected during this process to assist in the healthy achievement of those goals.
Why is lab work necessary during weight management appointments?
Lab work helps reveal different underlying conditions that could be affecting your ability to gain or lose weight. Medical conditions that involve hormone, cholesterol, or blood glucose levels can be controlled to help patients reach weight management goals.
If necessary, we can prescribe a specific medication to help suppress appetite. Providers at ICPR want to make clear that a patient will not be prescribed weight loss medication without regular, in-office checkups with their provider to track weight and blood pressure changes. Your safety is paramount to this journey, so we will always put your health first.
What are the risks of not engaging in a healthy lifestyle?
If a person follows a more sedentary lifestyle, it can lead to weight gain and metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome relates to an individual with three or more of the following symptoms:
- Abdominal obesity
- Triglycerides > 150 mc/dL
- HDL (High Density Lipoprotein) < 40 mg/dL
- Blood pressure > 130/85
- Fasting Glucose > 100 mg/DL (pre-diabetes)
Overall, living a healthy life is shown to reduce these risks while losing weight effectively.