Weight Loss

Dallas Family Medical & Aesthetics

Family Medicine & Aesthetics located in Addison, TX

Not only does losing weight help you feel better, but it can also enhance your self-confidence. At Dallas Family Medical & Aesthetics in Addison, Texas, Julie Reihsen, MD, and her team help individuals achieve successful weight loss results with medically approved methods. To schedule a consultation, call the practice or use the online booking tool today.

Weight Loss Q&A

What constitutes a weight problem?

Although every person is unique in terms of their 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 what those numbers indicate:

  • 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 can stem 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 your 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 medical weight loss work?

There’s no shortage of products and services that promise to help you shed those extra pounds with minimal effort. The fact is that there’s no singular effective approach 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 issue.

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

  • Medications
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Nutritional counseling

People often lose weight through fad diets and then put it back on in short order. The aim at Dallas Family Medical & Aesthetics 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 but also teaches you 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 Dallas Family Medical & Aesthetics, call or request a consultation using the online booking tool.