Losing weight isn’t easy, and sometimes, it seems impossible. No matter what you try, the temptation is around every corner, rearing its ugly head when you are most vulnerable. When you’ve tried and tried to lose weight and just can’t seem to figure it out, it may be time to consult with a doctor. Whether it’s your primary care physician or a doctor specializing in bariatrics, these medical professionals can help you lose weight by:
Assessing your current health status.
Before beginning a weight loss journey, it’s important to know what state your body and health are in currently. Underlying conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, or heart problems can derail your weight-loss attempts and make you feel defeated or hopeless. By allowing a physician to thoroughly examine you before attempting to lose weight, including complete lab work, you will be better prepared for obstacles that may come your way. Your doctor may also want to prescribe you medication or treatment for conditions before releasing you to begin a weight-loss program. (more…)