Apex Medical Professionals
Internists & Aesthetic Specialists located in Fair Lawn, NJ
Whether this is your first attempt to lose weight or you’ve been on the roller coaster of losing and regaining many times, you have a better chance of long-term success when your weight loss is managed by medical experts. Walid Elkhalili, MD, and the team at Apex Medical Professionals provide compassionate support together with medical management and dietary advice to help you reach your weight loss goals. When you’re ready to lose weight, call the office in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, or book an appointment online.
Weight Loss Q & A
How does excess weight affect my health?
Extra weight multiplies the amount of stress on your bones, muscles, and joints, especially your knees. Your chance of developing knee osteoarthritis is 4-5 times higher when you’re overweight.
Fat cells also release hormones and other biochemicals that affect your metabolism, influence systems throughout your body, and cause inflammation. As a result, you have a higher risk of developing problems such as:
- Type 2 diabetes
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Cardiovascular disease
- Obstructive sleep apnea
Carrying extra weight may also raise your risk for breast, endometrial, and colon cancers.
What benefits will I gain with weight loss management?
When you seek weight loss management at Apex Medical Professionals, you’re backed by a team of experts dedicated to helping you succeed. One of the benefits of physician-supervised weight loss is that your weight loss journey begins with a thorough review of your health. This ensures that any problem that could affect your weight loss efforts is identified and treated.
Working with a physician also gives you access to expert advice and information, whether you need help setting calorie goals or developing a balanced diet.
Finally, don’t underestimate the value of the positive support and encouragement you’ll gain from the team at Apex Medical Professionals. You’re more likely to succeed and reach your weight loss goals with ongoing support from medical professionals who care about your personal health and well-being.
What weight loss services will I receive?
Weight loss services provided by the team at Apex Medical Professionals include:
Prescription medications boost your weight loss when they’re used together with a healthy diet and exercise. Oral weight loss medications work by suppressing your appetite, increasing fat metabolism, blocking fat absorption, or making you feel full, depending on which one you take.
You may also receive an injectable weight loss medication such as Saxenda®, which is FDA-approved for adults who are obese or overweight and have a weight-related medical condition such as high blood pressure or Type 2 diabetes. Saxenda works like a hormone naturally found in your body that regulates your appetite, making you feel less hungry.
Limiting your caloric intake and getting regular exercise are the foundation for losing weight and keeping it off. The team at Apex Medical Professionals can help you set calorie goals, develop a nutritionally sound eating plan, and recommend ways to stay active.
If you’re ready to successfully lose weight, call Apex Medical Professionals or book an appointment online.
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