Providing Medically Supervised Weight loss
According to the CDC in 2016, more than one-third of Americans are obese.
Obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer, some of the leading causes of preventable death.
The most common causes of obesity:
- Excessive carbohydrate intake
- Hormone imbalance
- Food allergies
- Side effects from medications
- Eating out of stress or depression
- Lack of exercise
- Insulin Resistance
What is Insulin Resistance?
- Insulin signals muscle, fat and liver to uptake glucose into the cell. Also signals liver to stop making glucose.
- Insulin resistance is the impaired ability to do any of this in the presence of insulin.
- Insulin resistance is a continuum. Hyperinsulinemia→impaired glucose disposal→Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)→Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH)→Type 2 Diabete Melitis (T2DM).
- Progression goes from insulin resistance in the muscle to insulin resistance in the liver and then type 2 diabetes.
- Insulin resistant participants were able to store far less muscle glycogen meaning difficulty building or maintaining muscle.
Criteria for Metabolic syndrome (IR)
- Waist circumference more than 40 inches in men and 35 inches in women
- Elevated triglycerides 150 milligrams per deciliter of blood (mg/dL) or greater
- Reduced high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL) less than 40 mg/dL in men or less than 50 mg/dL in women
- Elevated fasting glucose of l00 mg/dL or greater
- Blood pressure values of systolic 130 mmHg or higher and/or diastolic 85 mmHg or higher
We are in the midst of a serious obesity epidemic. At The Wellness Firm, PLLC we are trained in not just in weight loss but also in hormone balance, gut restoration, and sleep management. All things that factor into causes of weight gain or inability to lose the weight. We are dedicated to helping the community lose weight through diet, exercise, correcting underlying medical conditions, and the use of medications to help with hunger and behaviour modification. A healthy weight loss of 1-2 pounds a week has been shown to be the most effective. Losing weight is not easy. But even a modest 5-10% decrease in weight reduction is likely to produce significant health benefits according to the CDC. If you are serious about losing weight, call for your appointment today.
Take that first step by calling us at (409) 730-7005.