Weight Loss

Mental Health & Family Practice located in Bowie, MD
Weight Loss

Weight Loss services offered in Bowie, MD

If your body has too much excess weight, it can lead to multiple serious health problems ranging from diabetes to kidney disease. Johanese Sandy, MSN, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC, and his team at Comprehensive Healthcare & Wellness Services in Bowie, Maryland, offer medical weight-loss programs so you can lose weight and keep it off. To find out how to improve your health and happiness with medical weight loss, call the office to schedule an appointment or book online today.

Weight Loss Q&A

Why should I consider weight loss?

Excess body weight can have significant, adverse effects on your health. Losing weight can help you avoid serious medical conditions such as:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Fatty liver disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Gallstones
  • Depression and anxiety

Fat stored around your body makes your heart and lungs work hard while your muscles weaken through inactivity. Dangerous fat levels can accumulate in and around your organs, affecting their ability to function properly.

Excessive body weight also reduces your quality of life. It’s difficult to enjoy physical activities as you get aches and pains throughout your body. You’re also more likely to get skin, urinary tract, and yeast infections.

Weight loss considerably reduces your risk of all these problems.

How much weight do I need to lose?

The standard tool for assessing weight is BMI (body mass index). A BMI calculator compares your current height and weight to give you a score that determines whether you’re underweight, overweight, or at a healthy weight range.

If your BMI is between 25 and 29.9, it indicates you’re overweight. If your BMI is 30 or higher, your health could be at serious risk. BMI scores aren’t always flawless — for example, if you have a lot of muscle, your BMI could be higher because muscle weighs more than fat. However, as a general guide, BMI gives you a good indicator.

If you think you’re overweight, visit Comprehensive Healthcare & Wellness Services for a thorough evaluation. Their experienced team can accurately assess how much weight you need to lose and see if you have any underlying health problems. You can then benefit from a personalized weight-loss plan.

What will my personalized weight-loss plan include?

The Comprehensive Healthcare & Wellness Services team designs a weight-loss program for you that combines proven, safe methods of losing weight. Your plan could include:

  • Healthy eating plans
  • Dietary supplements
  • Exercise strategies
  • Appetite suppressants (injections or pills)

Eating fewer high-calorie foods (high in fat or sugar) and exercising more is the key to successful weight loss. Fad diets and many commercial weight-loss products either don’t work, are bad for your health, or result in the weight returning very quickly. Medical weight loss ensures you lose weight safely and sustainably.

If you need to lose weight in preparation for bariatric surgery, the team can also help you to achieve your pre-op goals. 

To find out how medical weight loss can restore your health and give you a figure to be proud of, call Comprehensive Healthcare & Wellness Services today or book an appointment online.