Weight Loss Specialist

Women's Wellness & Healthcare Clinic

Ricardo Castillon, MD

OB/GYN located in Laredo, TX

Maintaining a healthy weight is essential for your overall health and wellbeing. If you’re struggling to reach a healthy weight, Ricardo Castillon, MD, and the team at Women’s Wellness & Healthcare Clinic in Laredo, Texas, offer doctor-supervised weight loss solutions. Having a team of diet and nutrition experts on your side can help you cultivate a weight loss plan that delivers healthy, sustainable results that last. To learn more, call Women’s Wellness & Healthcare Clinic or schedule an appointment online now.

Weight Loss Q&A

Why is weight loss important?

Carrying excess weight isn’t merely a cosmetic issue – it can have severe implications on your long-term health. If you have a body mass index (BMI) over 25, you may be overweight, while a BMI over 30 is considered obese.

When you’re overweight, your heart has to work extra hard to pump blood throughout your body effectively. Over time, this can have a domino effect on other aspects of your overall health. Weight loss significantly reduces your risk of obesity-related health conditions and helps you reach your optimal health.

What conditions can weight loss prevent?

Reaching a healthy weight can help boost your energy levels, increase your strength and endurance, and even improve your self-esteem. Weight loss may also lower your risk of developing certain obesity-related health conditions, such as:

  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Heart disease
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Stroke
  • High cholesterol
  • Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)
  • Back pain
  • Breathing troubles

Being overweight also increases your chances of having a high-risk pregnancy. Losing weight before conceiving dramatically improves your ability to have a healthy pregnancy and complication-free birth.

What is included in medically supervised weight loss?

The first step in creating your individualized weight loss plan is scheduling a consultation. This initial appointment allows the team to better understand your current health challenges and long-term health goals. During this appointment, the team reviews your medical history and performs a physical exam.

Depending on your medical history, the team may also order lab work to determine whether you have an underlying condition that’s contributing to your weight management challenges. A hormone imbalance, certain medications, pre-existing conditions, and even stress can all influence your weight.

After your initial visit, the team creates a personalized weight management plan that focuses on healthy, sustainable weight loss. Your plan may include:

  • Nutrition counseling
  • Exercise and lifestyle modifications
  • Medication management
  • Supplements
  • Hormone testing

A compassionate, supportive environment is essential for healthy weight loss. At Women’s Wellness & Healthcare Clinic, the team provides the support and care you need to help you reach your goals.

To learn more about the personalized weight loss programs offered at Women’s Wellness & Healthcare Clinic, call or schedule an appointment online today.

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