Medical Weight Loss

Medical Weight Loss services offered in Edmonds, WA

Medical Weight Loss

If you want to boost your chances of losing weight successfully, having a supportive team can make all the difference. This team can motivate you, help you set goals, and provide the tools for diet and exercise. That's what you get from the medical weight loss program at Puget Sound Medical Associates. To learn more and start your weight loss journey, call their office in Edmonds, Washington, or book an appointment online.

What health problems can medical weight loss prevent?

Carrying extra weight can put a lot of stress on your joints, making you four to five times more likely to develop knee osteoarthritis. Plus, having too much body fat is linked to various chronic health issues.

Your fat cells, also known as adipose cells, aren't just sitting there. They actively release hormones and substances that affect your metabolism and cause inflammation. 

This extra fat can lead to problems like:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Cardiovascular disease

Being overweight or obese also raises your risk of certain cancers, like breast, colon, and endometrial cancer.

Why consider a medical weight-loss program?

One big reason is that it increases your chances of losing weight successfully. It also helps you keep the weight off for good, which can be even more challenging than shedding the pounds in the first place.

So how does it work? You get ongoing support, motivation, and expert advice on medical and exercise matters, along with essential nutritional guidance. Having a team of professionals who genuinely care about your success can make a big difference.

Your weight-loss journey starts with a thorough physical exam. If the Puget Sound Medical Associates team finds any issues that could affect your ability to exercise and lose weight, they provide expert care. Then, they'll give you the tools to lose weight, like setting calorie goals and creating meal plans.

During your medical weight-loss program, you'll have regular check-ins. They'll evaluate your weight, overall health, and progress. The Puget Sound Medical Associates team is there to answer your questions and adjust your weight-loss plan as needed to support your efforts.

What services does medical weight loss include?

Your weight-loss plan is customized to fit your goals and challenges. However, most programs include these foundational services:

  • Reviewing your eating and weight-loss history
  • Analyzing your nutritional status
  • Setting calorie and weight-loss goals
  • Planning a balanced diet
  • Creating an exercise program
  • Evaluating habits that lead to overeating

Once you reach your healthy weight, the Puget Sound Medical Associates team will develop a maintenance program to help you stay on track.

To begin your weight-loss journey, call Puget Sound Medical Associates or schedule an appointment online today.