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
- 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
- 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.