Obesity Medicine

US Not Alone in the Obesity Epidemic *

Posted: Aug 28 in Healthy Eating, Obesity Medicine by

One in every three adults in the United States are obese or overweight. For the past decade, talk of an obesity epidemic has dominated the majority of the conversation about health in the United States. As more and more people turn to medical weight loss programs for support, many point their finger at the unhealthy nature of the typical American diet as the primary reason as to why such a large portion of our population are struggling with obesity and weight loss. [Read more]

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Making it Work with Weight Loss Medications *

Posted: Jun 22 in Obesity Medicine by

Weight loss medications like Qsymia can work to help you lose weight, but not if taking a pill every day is the only thing that you are willing to do to achieve weight loss success. Weight loss medications work best when combined with healthy strategies like improved diet and regular exercise. Using weight loss medications as a component of your medical weight loss program, in combination with other strategies and support and assistance from your weight loss doctor is the best way to make the weight loss medication work for you. [Read more]

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Running for Improved Life Expectancy *

Posted: Jun 22 in Lifestyle, Obesity Medicine by

Forget running out of time—it is time to go running to gain time. Research published out of the Cooper Institute in Dallas, Texas found that running for just one hour improved your life expectancy by 7 hours. This pretty much puts an end to the idea that you don’t have time for exercise. If you want to gain time and to live longer, than exercise—more precisely running—is exactly what you have time to do. [Read more]

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What 30 Seconds with a Doctor Can Do for You *

Posted: Oct 18 in Obesity Medicine by

There is a substantial amount of evidence that shows participating in a medical weight loss program is a more effective way to lose weight than attempting to lose weight on your own. When you break it down, the reasons as to why medical weight loss programs work better makes sense. When you participate in a medical weight loss program you receive benefits that aren’t available otherwise, like ongoing guidance and support from a medical weight loss doctor, access to medical support and interventions like weight loss medications, and a proven program that is designed to help you achieve the results you are looking for. [Read more]

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Why Losing Weight Really Matters *

Posted: Aug 31 in Obesity Medicine by

The weight loss journey is never the same for any two people. Something so integrally tied to your personal health, your daily activities, your mood and your appearance can’t possibly happen in an identical way for anyone else. Yet for some reason, the weight loss industry has largely seemed to trivialize the weight loss process as wound-up entirely in the same common interests. [Read more]

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Finding a Reliable Weight Loss Program *

Posted: Mar 09 in Obesity Medicine by

The weight loss industry is one of the most thriving industries in the United States. With an estimated 100 million people in the United States participating in one form of diet program or another, there is an average of 20 Billion US dollars spent annually on weight loss programs, diets, medications and other solutions that promise fast weight loss. [Read more]

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High Blood Pressure, Weight Loss, and You *

Posted: Aug 18 in Obesity Medicine by

Being overweight or obese has a pretty big impact on your overall health and wellbeing. Living with obesity increases your risk for developing serious and dangerous health problems, like heart disease, diabetes and cancer. In 2008, the medical costs associated with obesity topped $147 billion dollars. On average, people who were obese had to pay almost $1500 more in medical costs than those who live at a healthy weight level. This is why so many people who are struggling with obesity in Scottsdale, Chandler, Glendale, and Phoenix are turning to medical weight loss programs as a means of support. [Read more]

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Understanding High Blood Pressure *

Posted: Jul 02 in Obesity Medicine by

In every moment that passes your blood pressure is changing. It adjusts up and down to accommodate for changes in your stress level, exercise endeavors, sleep and even your posture. Your blood pressure measures how much resistance to blood flow is present in the arteries in relation to the amount of blood that your heart is pumping. The more resistance there is, the harder your heart has to work to push blood throughout the body. [Read more]

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Contrave: The Latest Weight Loss Drug *

Posted: Jul 15 in Obesity Medicine by

A new weight loss drug may be on the horizon for people suffering from obesity. Contrave, which is also known as NB32, is up for approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in September 2014. Although this drug has already been rejected by the FDA once, manufacturers are hopeful that the new data they have collected will be sufficient to satisfy regulators this time around. [Read more]

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Exercise in Pill Form *

Posted: Nov 11 in Obesity Medicine by

Yes, it’s true! Drug companies are working to put exercise in a pill!! While there are many who are hoping this “exercise pill” will be a magic cure for weight loss, this isn’t the case. There are too many potential issues and not enough evidence to support the concept of a pill replacing a session at the gym. [Read more]

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