Weight Management

Weight Management

Weight Management services offered in Silver Spring, MD

Struggling to lose weight can be frustrating, but you don't have to do it alone. The experienced team at Washington Medical Clinic LLC in Silver Spring, Maryland, offer medical weight-management services to help patients achieve their weight-loss goals and improve their overall health. Call the practice today or schedule an appointment online to partner with a team of weight-management experts.

Weight Management Q&A

Why is weight management important?

Carrying excess weight may seem like a primarily cosmetic concern, but it can lead to many health complications that diminish your quality of life. Weight management is important because maintaining a healthy weight reduces your risk of various health conditions, such as: 

  • Heart disease
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Certain cancers
  • Sleep apnea
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Coronary artery disease (CAD)
  • Stroke
  • Breathing problems

Maintaining a healthy weight can also improve your overall physical function, reduce joint pain, and boost your energy levels. Proper weight management may even improve your mental health and self-esteem. 

If you’ve tried fad diets and various exercise regimens, the team at Washington Medical Clinic LLC can develop an individualized plan that helps you achieve your health and wellness goals.

Who benefits from medical weight management?

Anybody struggling to lose excess weight can benefit from supportive weight management. Medically supervised plans are ideal for individuals considered overweight or obese. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) classifies body mass index (BMI) as the following:

  • Underweight: below 18.5
  • Normal weight: between 18.5 and 24.9
  • Overweight: between 25 and 29.9
  • Obese: 30 and over

The team records your height, weight, and BMI to determine whether you can benefit from medical weight management.

What does a medical weight management plan include?

The weight-loss experts at Washington Medical Clinic LLC can help you address any underlying problems that may contribute to weight-management problems, such as thyroid disease or hormonal imbalances. If there is no underlying cause, your provider can create a personalized weight-loss program that includes: 

  • Dietary recommendations tailored to your unique needs
  • Exercise counseling to speed up your metabolism 
  • Appetite suppressants 
  • Weight-loss shots with essential minerals and vitamins to boost energy levels and metabolism
  • Behavioral counseling to encourage healthy eating and lifestyle habits

Once the team creates your plan, they may schedule regular check-ins to monitor your progress. They can make changes to your plan as needed to ensure you achieve your weight-loss goals in a safe and healthy manner.

If you struggle to maintain a healthy weight, help is available at Washington Medical Clinic LLC. Call or schedule an appointment online today to get the support and guidance you deserve.