Weight Loss

Houston Internal Medicine Associates PA -  - Board Certified Internal Medicine & Primary Care

Houston Internal Medicine Associates PA

Board Certified Internal Medicine & Primary Care located in Houston, Katy, & Cypress, TX

Are you struggling to lose weight? If so, consider consulting Lakshmi Reddy, MD, at Houston Internal Medicine Associates PA, with locations in Houston, Cypress, and Katy, Texas. The practice offers practical, sustainable solutions that address not only your weight but your overall health and wellness. You don’t have to do this alone. To get started, call or use the online booking tool.

Weight Loss Q & A

 

 

How is excess weight a threat to my health?

Excess weight on your body threatens your physical health in a variety of ways, potentially leading to complications such as:

  • Fatty liver disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Kidney disease
  • Stroke
  • Cancer
  • Sleep apnea
  • Pregnancy complications
  • Osteoarthritis 
  • Diabetes

Excess weight also threatens your mental health. Individuals who are overweight are more likely than those at a healthy weight to experience anxiety, depression, or another mental health struggle. On average, people with obesity are 55% more likely to develop depression than people without obesity.

 

How can a doctor help you achieve weight loss?

Weight loss isn’t a simple formula for everyone, especially those who suffer from secondary conditions such as thyroid disease. If you’ve been dieting and exercising, but you’re not seeing results, you may benefit from the insight of Dr. Reddy at Houston Internal Medicine Associates PA.

To support you on your weight loss journey, Dr. Reddy creates personalized, physician-supervised plans.

To devise this plan, she empathetically listens to you, discussing topics including your: 

  • Eating habits
  • Lifestyle choices
  • Physical limitations
  • Medical history
  • Concerns and insecurities
  • Weight loss goals

 

After this discussion, and after running any relevant tests, Dr. Reddy designs your unique program. It includes a personalized combination of lifestyle changes and/or medications to help you reach your goals. Examples include:

  • Nutritional guidance and meal plans
  • Activity and exercise plans
  • Medication and/or nutritional product prescription

 

There’s no sustainable shortcut to weight loss, but with the proper guidance and support, you can make meaningful changes that will last for the long haul.

 

What changes can I make right now to help with my weight loss?

To begin losing weight, while keeping your eyes fixed on health and wellness, you can make a number of changes, starting today. Such changes include:

  • Exercising or being active at least 30 minutes a day
  • Eating fiber-rich foods like beans, vegetables, and whole grains
  • Avoiding added sugars 
  • Adding healthy fats to your diet
  • Eating at the dinner table instead of in front of the TV
  • Cooking at home instead of eating out
  • Adding protein to your breakfast

 

By making these changes, and with the help of Houston Internal Medicine Associates PA, you can lose weight. To get started, call or fill out the online booking tool today.