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When to Consider a Medical Weight Loss Program

When to Consider a Medical Weight Loss Program

Did you know that about 45 million Americans go on a diet every year? But that doesn’t mean that everyone who diets is successful at losing weight. 

Almost two-thirds of the country’s population are either overweight or obese. These statistics highlight the need for medical intervention to lose weight.

At Murray’s Health & Wellness in Naples, Florida, board-certified internal medicine physician Emilia E. Murray, MD, understands the many different factors that play a role in losing weight. Not everyone is the same, and not everyone responds to a formulated diet plan. That’s why she provides customized medical weight loss programs for her patients. 

But how do you know if you need medical assistance to lose the extra pounds? Let’s shed some light on that question.

Where to begin

If you’re overweight or obese, weight loss can immediately improve your health and also help you feel better about yourself. 

But if you’re not successful at losing weight on your own, it can leave you feeling defeated and possibly sabotage any future efforts, which can result in even more weight gain.

To find out if a medical weight loss plan is right for you, start by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Murray. She learns about the condition of your health, your concerns, and your goals. Then she provides a personalized medical weight loss plan to help you reach a healthy weight.

Reasons to consider a medical weight loss plan

When you weigh more than your healthy weight range for your height and frame, you put your health at risk for issues, such as:

These are just some of the health risks. You can learn more about your healthy weight range here.

What’s next?

Dr. Murray supports your weight loss journey from the very beginning. If it’s a go for you to start a medical weight loss plan, you can look forward to a customized program designed specifically for you. 

Your plan may involve weekly visits, which help you with accountability, encouragement, and education. Dr. Murray also provides injections that boost your metabolism to help you lose weight. 

If you need medical assistance with hormone imbalances, she may suggest a plan that includes hormone replacement therapy. She might also add in certain supplements that keep your body energized while you lose weight.

As you start to drop pounds, Dr. Murray can make adjustments to your plan, as needed. And once you reach your goal, she continues to monitor your progress through a maintenance plan so you don’t gain the weight back.

If you’re ready to lose weight once and for all, don’t hesitate to call today to book your consultation with Dr. Murray. For your convenience you can also request an appointment online.

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