Adult Weight Loss
Our adult weight loss program is designed for people who have had a hard time reducing their weight. We focus on long-term success, which requires dietary and lifestyle changes, with potential medical intervention. Based on a detailed assessment, including medical tests, we come up with a holistic plan in consultation with the patient.
Nearly 40% of the American adult population is overweight. Obesity has been associated with several health risks including diabetes and heart disease. Some disorders increase the difficulty in losing weight and might require medical remedies in addition to diet and exercise.
Symptoms of Adult Obesity
The general symptoms include:
- High weight gain in specific body parts
- Abdominal pain or discomfort
- Skin sensitivity
- Shortness of breath
- Difficulty breathing
- Heart palpitations
- Changes in vision
Unintentional Weight Gain
Unintentional weight gain happens when a person's weight increases without any increase in their food or liquid intake, or any decrease in activities. This syndrome often occurs for various reasons, such as fluid retention, constipation, abnormal growth, or pregnancy. Women often go through unintentional weight gain during their menstrual cycle. In some cases, side effects of specific medications can also lead to a rapid forced increase in weight. Mostly, unintentional weight gain is harmless. However, extreme symptoms during accidental weight gain, like high levels of pain, discomfort, or bloating of body parts, may call for a medical emergency.
At Mullica Hill Medical and Wellness, our treatment for adult weight loss involves the following:
- Exercise and diet planning in the foundation of any sustainable weight loss process.
- The doctors will assess the situation by asking detailed questions about symptoms, medical history, and lifestyle of the patient.
- They might also take blood samples to check hormone levels, liver function, kidney function, and other health markers.
- The medical experts can also suggest X-Ray, CT scan, MRI and ultrasound, as and when required.