Obesity can drastically hinder your quality of life and your self-confidence. Don’t let excess weight lead to chronic disease. Turn to board-certified internal medicine physician Rudy Juburi, MD, in Bryans Road, Maryland, and Alexandria, Virginia. His highly-trained medical team offers weight management services so you can regain control of your life. Call Rudy Juburi, MD, to learn more or schedule an appointment online today.

Weight Management Q & A

Should I lose weight?

More than 71% of adults in the United States are overweight or obese, so if you weigh more than you’d like to, you’re not alone. If your body mass index (BMI) is more than 24.9, you’re classified as overweight. Multiply your weight in pounds by 703 and divide that number by your height in inches. Divide by your height in inches once again to calculate your BMI.

If you’re very muscular, BMI isn’t a good indicator of obesity, but your body fat percentage and the way you look and feel is. If you have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or high blood sugar, losing weight helps lower your levels and chronic disease risks.

What causes obesity?

Numerous factors can lead to obesity. Examples include:

  • Poor dietary habits
  • Hormone imbalances
  • Lack of physical activity
  • Depression
  • Genetic factors
  • Family history of obesity
  • Older age

If you struggle with weight loss, Dr. Juburi and his experienced medical team offer a medically supervised weight loss program with proven results.

What is weight management?

Weight management uses various lifestyle and medical interventions to achieve or maintain a healthy weight. Dr. Juburi uses innovative weight management techniques so you can shed excess weight and keep it off for life. Examples include:

Dietary counseling

Dr. Juburi and his highly trained staff offer meal and menu planning to help you reach your goal weight. They give dietary advice, help you plan portions, and let you know how many calories to eat daily.

Exercise programs

Regular exercise is just as important as a healthy diet during your weight loss journey. Dr. Juburi helps you plan daily workouts that burn fat, tighten and tone your body, and get excess weight off.

Dietary supplements

The medical team at Bryans Road Medical Center might recommend dietary supplements, such as protein meal replacement shakes or fiber supplements, to help you stick within weight loss calorie allotments, avoid nutrient deficiencies, and control your appetite.

Medical intervention

Medical intervention for weight management might involve hormone replacement therapy or taking medications that reduces your appetite or increases metabolism.

Other lifestyle remedies

Other lifestyle remedies help you shed excess weight. Examples include stress-reducing relaxation techniques, getting enough sleep, limiting alcohol, increasing your water intake, getting treated for depression, and much more.

If you struggle to lose weight on your own, consider a weight management program at Bryans Road Medical Center to receive the medical expertise and motivational support necessary for long-term weight loss success.

Call to learn more about weight loss with Dr. Juburi or book an appointment online today.