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Obesity services offered in San Fernando, CA

Obesity is a chronic disease that affects more than one-third of the adult population in the United States. Carrying excess weight zaps your energy, makes daily activities challenging, and raises your risk of developing chronic diseases. Consult expert board-certified physician Robert Partovy, DO, and the team at Heavenly Cosmetic Medical Spa, to help you lose weight with diet, exercise, and lifestyle guidance. Call the office in San Fernando, California, to schedule an appointment or request one online today.

What causes obesity?

Obesity is a condition in which you carry too much body weight. Although different methods for measuring your body fat exist, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) uses the body mass index, or BMI, calculation using your height and weight. If your BMI falls between 25 and 30, you’re considered overweight. If your BMI is higher than 30, you may be obese.

What are the risk factors for obesity?

Common factors can increase your risk of obesity, including:

  • Genetics
  • Medications
  • Psychological factors
  • Family history of obesity
  • Lack of exercise
  • Poor dietary habits
  • Certain health conditions
  • Hypothyroidism 
  • Insulin resistance
  • Hormone imbalances
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Cushing's syndrome

When left untreated, obesity increases your risk of chronic diseases and a poor quality of life. 

How does obesity affect my health?

Carrying excess weight makes it more likely for you to develop:

  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Some cancers
  • Asthma
  • Arthritis
  • Sleep apnea
  • Depression

It also stresses the internal organs and subjects your body to increased levels of inflammation. If you carry excess weight, losing just 5-10% of your body weight benefits your health.

How do you treat or prevent obesity?

Heavenly Cosmetic Medical Spa offers custom meal plans based on your food preferences. Weight loss programs also provide personalized exercise prescriptions, weight loss medications, hormone treatments, and diet shots to help you create a calorie deficit and effectively lose weight.

The team monitors your weight loss rate to ensure you’re losing at a healthy pace, without the risk of nutritional deficiencies or weight regain. You may be a candidate for B12 shots or supplements if you have deficiencies. Your specialist helps you manage diabetes, high blood pressure, or other chronic conditions.

The mainstay of weight loss treatment is diet, exercise, and other lifestyle changes, as well as appetite suppressing, FDA-approved weight loss medications to jumpstart weight loss.

What dietary changes should I make?

Losing excess weight requires attention to portion sizes and food quality. Most meals should include lean proteins, plenty of fresh produce, whole grains, legumes, and healthy fats.

Under the Heavenly Cosmetic Medical Spa team’s supervision, you use customized meal plans to enhance your results and burn unwanted fat while maintaining lean muscle mass. Your weight loss specialist tailors each program to maximize your chance of success.

You don’t have to struggle with obesity alone. Call the Heavenly Cosmetic Medical Spa office to schedule a consultation or request an appointment online today.