A&U Family Medicine
Family Medicine located in Riverstone, Sugar Land, TX
Almost three-fourths of adults in the United States are overweight or obese. If this statistic includes you and you’re ready to get excess weight off, Hammad Zaidi, MD, and his experienced weight-loss team are here for you. At A&U Family Medicine in Sugar Land, Texas, they offer a medical weight-loss program with proven success that’s customized to meet your personalized needs, so you can get and keep unwanted weight off for a lifetime. Schedule an appointment with A&U Family Medicine by phone or use the online booking feature to get started on your weight-loss journey today.
What is medical weight loss?
Medical weight loss involves a weight-loss program supervised by Dr. Zaidi and his team at A&U Family Medicine. It offers motivational support, health and nutrition education, and medical treatments that enhance weight loss. Dr. Zaidi uses a body chemistry analyzer to determine your body fat percentage and chemistry so he can personalize a weight-loss plan just for you.
What are the risk factors for being overweight and obesity?
The following factors can increase your risk of becoming overweight or obese:
- Lack of exercise
- Poor dietary habits
- Stress, depression, or anxiety
- Genetic factors
- Hormone imbalance
- Eating disorders
- A mobility-limiting chronic disease
- A desk job with prolonged sitting
- Insufficient sleep
- Lack of motivational support
Being overweight puts you at risk of developing serious health complications, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes.
Even if you have obesity risk factors, you can still lose weight with the right medical weight-loss program, medical treatments, and motivational support.
What happens during medical weight loss?
When you arrive at A&U Family Medicine for a weight-loss consultation, Dr. Zaidi weighs you and checks your vital signs, including your blood pressure and heart rate. He uses a body chemistry analyzer and reviews your current diet, exercise, and other lifestyle habits.
Dr. Zaidi might also use blood tests or other diagnostic tests to check for hormone imbalances, nutrient deficiencies, or other medical conditions that contribute to past failed weight-loss attempts.
He personalizes a weight-loss diet and exercise program just for you using low-calorie or very low-calorie eating plans, dietary supplements, hormone replacement therapy, or weight-loss medications.
How much weight can I lose?
The amount of weight you can expect to lose during medical weight loss depends on your current body weight, the amount of weight you must lose to achieve a healthy body mass index (BMI), and your weight-loss goals. Many patients lose 1-5 pounds per week, depending on their program and personalized needs.
Don’t let being overweight ruin your confidence and lead to chronic disease. Schedule a weight-loss consultation with A&U Family Medicine over the phone or online today.