Weight Loss Management

Weight Loss Management

Weight Loss Management services offered in Houston, TX

Weight loss management can help you achieve your health and fitness goals. At AZ Health and Wellness Clinic in Houston, Texas, experienced nurse practitioner Khaula Mehdi Raza, AGPC, NP, offers weight loss management to adults. A combination of good nutrition, exercise, and prescription medication can help you lose weight and keep it off. Call AZ Health and Wellness Clinic today to schedule a weight loss management consultation, or book your appointment online.

Weight Loss Management Q&A

What is medically supervised weight loss management?

Medically supervised weight loss management uses patient education, healthy lifestyle changes, and medication to help you shed extra pounds and keep them off. It’s a safe and effective way to lose weight without the risks of yo-yo dieting.

After a review of your medical records, a discussion of your goals, and a physical exam, AZ Health and Wellness can make personalized treatment recommendations.

Who can benefit from weight loss management?

You might benefit from weight loss management if you’re more than 10 pounds over your ideal weight. That’s particularly true if you have a chronic medical condition, including:

  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • High cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)
  • Fatty liver disease
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Thyroid disease
  • Arthritis

Excess weight can even affect your mental health. Research suggests overweight people are also more likely to experience anxiety disorders and depression.

What does weight loss management involve?

AZ Health and Wellness Clinic develops custom weight loss management treatment plans based on your health history and goals. Your provider might recommend:

Improved nutrition

To lose weight and keep it off, you need to eat a balanced and nutritious diet. 

Your AZ Health and Wellness Clinic provider can teach you how to make healthier snacks and meals that help you maintain your progress. They can even recommend alternatives to the sugary and fatty foods you crave.

Regular exercise

Regular exercise helps burn the excess calories you consume. So, if you want to lose weight, physical activity is essential. Your AZ Health and Wellness Clinic provider can develop a fitness regimen that aligns with your interests and abilities. Depending on your needs, it might include walking, swimming, or cycling.

Prescription medication 

Underlying medical issues, like thyroid disease and diabetes, can make it difficult to lose weight and maintain your results.

There are various prescription medications designed to complement weight loss progress. Some help suppress your appetite, while others boost your metabolism to burn more calories. 

How long does weight loss management take?

The time weight loss management takes depends on your goals and commitment to your provider’s treatment plan. Most people lose at least five pounds during the first three weeks, but it might take longer.* Follow your provider’s instructions and attend each of your checkups.

Call AZ Health and Wellness Clinic today to schedule a weight loss management appointment, or book your visit online.

*Individual results may vary.