Whether this is your first weight loss attempt or you’ve been on that roller coaster many times before, a weight management program provides the support you need to make this time a success. The compassionate team at Mayfair Family Care in Chicago offers a comprehensive program that provides medical care, dietary guidance, exercise recommendations, and all the motivation you need as you go through your weight loss journey. To schedule an appointment, call the Lincoln Square office or use the online booking feature today.
You probably won’t be surprised to learn that being overweight places excessive stress on your bones, muscles, and joints. But you may not know that the strain on your knees makes you 3-4 times more likely to develop knee osteoarthritis.
Excess fat also has a bodywide impact because fat cells release hormones and other chemicals that affect your metabolism, cause inflammation, and damage systems throughout your body.
Being overweight or obese increases your chances of developing:
You may also have a higher risk of breast, endometrial, and colon cancers.
Your chances of weight loss success are better when you have the medical and emotional support of the team at Mayfair Family Care. One of the benefits is that you start your weight loss program with a physical examination.
Your Mayfair Family Care doctor makes sure you don’t have an underlying health problem or hormonal imbalance that may impact your weight loss efforts. Working with medical professionals also gives you access to the information needed to create healthy weight loss goals.
When you start your weight loss journey under the guidance of the Mayfair Family Care team, they offer support for your efforts, encouragement when you hit a rough spot, and motivation to stick with your weight loss plan for the long term.
Your Mayfair Family Care doctor takes a comprehensive approach to weight management. You get the help you need to not only lose weight, but to maintain your healthy weight. Their goal is to prevent the yo-yo dieting, or weight cycling, that frustrates many people.
In many cases, losing weight causes hormonal changes that make it hard to keep the weight off. Your doctor can help with potential hormone issues while creating diet and exercise regimens you can stick with.
Each person’s weight loss journey is unique, so your weight management plan is individualized to meet your needs. However, the foundation of most programs includes:
If you’re ready to lose weight and would like the support of a weight management program, call Mayfair Family Care or schedule an appointment online.