Weight Management Specialists

East Tremont Medical Center -  - Multi-Specialty Group

East Tremont Medical Center

Multi-Specialty Group located in The Bronx, NY & New York, NY

The magnitude of the weight problem in the US is severe, with two out of three people considered to be overweight or obese. And the health complications that stem from carrying extra weight are not only serious, but life-threatening. To take charge of your health, the team at East Tremont Medical Center offers weight management services to patients in the Bronx, New York, area, helping them control their weight through vigilant oversight. If you want to combat your weight problem, once and for all, call or use the online scheduling form.

Weight Management Q & A

What Constitutes a Weight Problem?

Although every person is unique in terms of medical history, current health, and body shape, the best tool for figuring out where you stand weight-wise is the body mass index (BMI) calculator. By inputting your height and weight, the BMI calculates your percentage of body fat and here’s how the numbers break out:

  • Less than 18.5: Underweight
  • 18.5-24.9: Normal
  • 25-29.9: Overweight
  • 30 and higher: Obese

Again, these numbers are just a starting point, but the BMI calculator is a great tool for determining where you stand in terms of body fat.

What Health Issues Arise From Being Overweight or Obese?

The health implications that come from carrying extra weight are numerous and range from problematic to life-threatening. Some of the more common issues that are directly related to weight are:

  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Arthritis
  • Sleep apnea
  • Cancer
  • Kidney and liver disease

The good news is that you can offset many of these health risks by losing weight.

How Does Weight Management Work?

There’s no shortage of products and services that promise to shed those extra pounds with minimal effort. The fact is that there’s no silver bullet when it comes to losing weight and for weight loss to be meaningful and effective, you should take a healthy, medically supervised approach to the problem.

At East Tremont Medical Center, the team is invested in your health and provides you with the tools you need to safely lose weight and keep it off. After fully evaluating your health and your goals, your doctor designs a tailored program that may involve:

  • Medications
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Nutritional counseling

All too often, people lose weight through fad diets and then put it back on in short order. The aim at East Tremont Medical Center is to help you manage your weight through oversight and some changes on your end. For example, your doctor not only supplies you with a healthy diet plan, they also educate you on the proper techniques for keeping the weight off through diet and exercise.

With your health on the line, a weight management program is the perfect tool to keep you on the right path toward an active and healthy future.

To learn more about the weight management program at East Tremont Medical Center, call or request a consultation using the online booking tool.