Medical Weight Loss

Bluepoint Medical Associates -  - Bariatric Surgeon

Bluepoint Medical Associates

Bariatric Surgeons & Sleep Physicians located in Centreville, VA

Medical Weight Loss Specialist
Losing weight isn't easy, especially for men and women without proper support and guidance. At Bluepoint Medical Associates, patients from throughout Maryland, Northern Virginia and the Washington, D.C., region enjoy greater success and better health with medical weight loss programs customized for their unique needs and treatment objectives.

Medical Weight Loss Q & A

How does being overweight or obese affect my health?

Obesity has been linked with an array of serious medical conditions, including:

  • heart disease
  • heart attack
  • stroke
  • type 2 diabetes
  • obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)
  • high blood pressure
  • metabolic syndrome
  • certain types of cancer
  • dementia
  • depression

Being overweight or obese also affects hormones, increasing irritability and moodiness and taking a toll on overall quality of life.

What is medical weight loss?

Medical weight loss is a carefully crafted program of healthy eating and other lifestyle changes aimed at helping men and women achieve greater success in losing and weight and keeping weight off for the long-term. Each medical weight loss program is based on a comprehensive review of the patient's health and lifestyle to understand the underlying causes of weight gain as well as the triggers that can cause patients to overeat or make other lifestyle decisions that can affect their weight and health. In addition to implementing specific day-to-day strategies, medical weight loss programs provide ongoing support, relying on medical tests and monitoring to ensure the programs evolve and adjust to meet the changing needs of each patient. As a result, they can produce meaningful, long-lasting changes to help patients lose weight while also enjoying optimal nutrition and better overall health and wellness.

How does medical weight loss compare to DIY diets and commercial diet programs?

Medical weight loss programs are predicated on the understanding that the weight-loss journey is highly personal and unique to each individual. Unlike DIY and commercial diet programs that are based on general needs of a large population, medical weight loss programs are tailored to the needs of each patient, relying on in-depth health and medical information to address the specific causes of weight gain. Ongoing professional medical support combined with lab testing help ensure the patient stays healthy while also enabling the program to be extremely flexible as the patient's needs or objectives change.

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