Sometimes, you need a little extra help getting rid of that stubborn weight. If you’ve been having trouble losing weight and it’s been negatively impacting your health, it might be time to seek the help of a healthcare professional.
Obesity medicine is the field of medicine dedicated to the comprehensive care of patients with obesity. This field combines science-based medicine with individualized obesity treatment, resulting in improved health outcomes for patients, ultimately helping you live a healthier lifestyle.
Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) members are physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other healthcare providers who take a comprehensive, evidence-based approach to treating obesity. This approach consists of nutrition, physical activity, behavior, and medication, which are the four pillars of OMA. An obesity medicine specialist (also called a weight loss doctor) is a doctor who has pursued advanced training in obesity, including how to help people lose weight and keep it off, as well as identification and management of other weight-related problems.
Properly treating obesity is about much more than just losing weight. It’s about the treatment of obesity as a medical disease. Your physician will monitor and treat many areas of the body as part of your treatment, as obesity can end up contributing to other diseases and conditions, and obesity itself is about much more than just increased weight. Because so many factors contribute to obesity, obesity medicine clinicians develop personalized treatment plans. Every program is customized to each individual to get the best results for you.
For many people, seeing an obesity medicine specialist is much more effective than any other attempt at weight loss. Self-help and diet books may not lead to significant or sustained weight loss. Even if you get some temporary results, they might not last long-term. Obesity medicine clinicians are specially trained to treat obesity and obesity-related conditions using evidence-based approaches. For the best results that will last the longest and lead to the healthiest lifestyle, talk to an obesity medicine professional today.