No matter how many times you lose and gain weight, you have a better chance of long-term success when medical professionals manage your weight loss.
At Apex Medical Professionals, board-certified internist Walid Elkhalili, MD, and our team offer compassionate support with medical supervision and dietary guidance to help you reach your weight loss goals.
Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight gives you more energy and improves your overall well-being. You may benefit from prescription weight loss management if you've been unable to lose weight on your own through diet and exercise. We can help you begin the new year in the right direction.
How weight affects health
Extra pounds increase the stress on your joints, bones, and muscles. Overweight patients are four to five times more likely to develop knee osteoarthritis.
Losing just 5-10% of your total body weight can have a profound effect on your health. Weight loss improves energy levels, blood sugar, cholesterol, and blood pressure. You also reduce your risk of chronic diseases related to obesity.
Fat cells influence your metabolism, affect your body's systems, and cause inflammation. Having more fat increases your risk of developing:
- Type 2 diabetes
- High cholesterol
- Cardiovascular disease
- Obstructive sleep apnea
Obesity also increases your risk of endometrial, breast, and colon cancers.
Medically supervised weight loss
We at Apex Medical Professionals are dedicated to helping you achieve your weight loss goals.
A physician-supervised weight loss program begins with a comprehensive health evaluation. We identify and treat any problems hindering your weight loss progress. You also have access to expert advice and information, whether you need help planning a balanced diet or setting calorie goals.
Combined with a healthy diet and exercise, prescription medications can help you lose weight. Depending on the prescription medication you take, oral weight-loss drugs work by curbing your appetite, blocking fat absorption, boosting fat metabolism, or making you feel full.
Saxenda® is an FDA-approved injectable weight loss medication for adults who are obese or overweight and have a weight-related medical condition like Type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure. Saxenda reduces your appetite by adjusting your body's natural hormones.
You can lose weight and keep it off by limiting your caloric intake and getting regular exercise. Our weight loss experts help you set calorie goals, plan a nutritionally balanced diet, and recommend ways to stay active.
We value positive support and encouragement at Apex Medical Professionals. We know that you’ll have better long-term results in your weight loss journey with continual support from medical professionals who care about your health and happiness.
Is a weight-loss management program right for me?
Do you feel awake and energized at the start of your day? Are you getting a good night’s sleep? Or do you often feel tired and sluggish? Weight loss isn't easy for everyone. It's hard to stay motivated when the number on the scale doesn't move.
At a healthy weight, gaining or losing a few pounds now and then is normal. A balanced diet prevents you from taking in more calories than your body burns. Taking in more calories than your body burns leads to weight gain.
Calorie burning varies significantly between people and within one individual. For instance, you may notice that your clothing fits tighter after overindulging during the holidays.
You may need some help to keep you on track to achieve your weight loss goals and find your energy balance if you're overweight. The weight loss management program at Apex Medical Professionals can help.
If you’re ready to shed pounds and keep the weight off, call our Fair Lawn, New Jersey, office or request an appointment through our online system.