Losing Weight Reduces Your Risk of These Chronic Conditions

Did you know that almost 40% of American adults are overweight or obese? Our home state of Oklahoma has the 10th highest obesity rate in the nation, with about 35% of adults considered obese. 

During the holidays and winter months, it can be hard to shed excess pounds. In fact, recent studies indicate that gaining weight in the winter is more commonplace than previously thought. And gaining weight can increase the likelihood of developing chronic health conditions. 

At Grassroots Healthcare, we’re committed to helping you reach your health and wellness goals. Melita Tate, MD, takes a holistic approach in helping her patients improve their health. One way she helps is in guiding her patients in weight management. If you’re overweight, shedding those extra pounds can reduce your risk of developing chronic health conditions.

How are weight and chronic conditions connected? 

When you’re overweight or obese, your risk of developing serious health conditions, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and kidney disease, can increase. Furthermore, many of the conditions associated with being overweight or obese are chronic. The good news is that losing even a little excess weight can reduce your risk of developing these conditions. 

Some of the conditions you can lessen your chances of developing by losing weight include:

How can I lose weight and keep it off?

At Grassroots Healthcare, we understand how challenging weight loss can be — even when you’re ready and motivated to take charge of your health. First, to ensure you don’t have an underlying health condition that may hinder your weight loss efforts, Dr. Tate will conduct a thorough examination. Then she will develop a customized treatment plan for you.

Dr. Tate will design a personalized weight management program centered on methods that will work best for you. She understands that diet plans don’t come in a one-size-fits-all package. That’s why she offers multiple options that can help you succeed, including:

Are you ready to lose weight, reduce your risk of developing chronic health conditions, and regain control of your health? Book an appointment online or over the phone with Grassroots Healthcare today. We can help you lead a healthier and happier life.

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