The first step in determining whether you have a weight problem is using a body mass index (BMI) calculator, which measures body fat based on a height-to-weight ratio. When you enter your height and weight, the calculator comes up with a number that places you in one of four categories:
The BMI calculation is just a first step and doesn’t take into consideration many other variables, such as your age, your sex, or your muscle mass. Dr. Ahad-Daman will perform a more detailed evaluation to determine whether you could benefit from a weight-loss program.
The health problems related to weight issues are numerous. In fact, on the extreme end of the scale, obesity is considered a chronic condition and is the second leading cause of preventable deaths each year in the United States. Whether you’re simply overweight or obese, you are at risk for the following:
This is not a comprehensive list but an example of the larger problems caused by weight issues. Sleep issues, proneness to injury, and breathing problems are also commonly associated with being overweight.
A medical weight-loss program is a multi-pronged, scientific approach to your weight problem that includes:
Dr.Ahad-Daman's medical approach to your weight loss takes into consideration your body type, lifestyle, and metabolism to tailor a plan that will work best for you.
There are several prescription medications that can help you lose weight in two ways:
Prescription medications are not for everyone and many have moderate side effects that you should consider before you start taking them, such as:
Dr. Ahad-Daman will advise you thoroughly on any medication before he prescribes it.
Dr. Ahad-Daman accepts most major insurance providers. Please contact your insurance provider directly for any coverage-related questions.
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