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Weight Management Specialists

Woodbridge Urgent Care

Primary Care Provider & Urgent Care Provider located in Woodbridge, VA

Carrying extra pounds can take a serious toll on your health, but reaching and maintaining a healthy weight is challenging. For men and women in and around Woodbridge, Virginia, the team at Woodbridge Urgent Care is a valuable resource in navigating the path toward a healthy weight. Learn more during a one-on-one consultation. Online scheduling is available or you’re welcome to call or stop by the office to set up your visit.

Weight Management Q&A

What are the health risks of being overweight or obese?

Being significantly overweight or obese places an enormous toll on your body. Virtually every organ and system is negatively affected, and many overweight Americans suffer numerous chronic health conditions as a result.

According to data compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as many as 71% of American adults are overweight or obese. The statistics for children are also high and seem to be climbing each year.

Adults who are overweight or obese have an elevated risk of the following health problems:

  • Stroke
  • Heart disease
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • High cholesterol
  • Sleep apnea and other sleep disruptions
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Depression and other mental health problems
  • Chronic pain

This is far from a comprehensive list. Carrying extra weight is one of the most detrimental things to overall health and wellness.

Why can’t I lose weight and keep it off?

Long gone are the days when the medical community viewed weight loss as a simple matter of calories in and calories out. The problem is complex, and researchers are still learning about the factors that contribute to the obesity epidemic.

Easy access to foods that lack nutritional value is one part of the problem. Fast food is readily available in virtually every town and city in the nation. Grocery stores are packed with highly processed foods and misleading labeling.

The American way of life is also partly to blame. Many adults and kids spend a significant amount of each day positioned in front of various screens, whether for school, work, or entertainment. That leaves precious little time for fresh air and exercise.

How is medically supervised weight loss different?

If you’re like most, you’ve probably tried more than one diet and exercise plan. You might have even achieved a degree of success, only to gain the weight back in a relatively short period of time.

Medically supervised weight loss is different because your journey is backed by science and supported by medical professionals. The team at Woodbridge Urgent Care can devise a customized diet plan that delivers lasting results. You’ll also learn how to set goals and chart your progress.

Part of the process involves learning to change the way you approach food. Anyone can drop a few pounds on a fad diet, but real change requires establishing positive habits that are easy to sustain. You’ll receive the guidance and support you need to move closer to a healthy weight.

Begin the process today by calling to book a face-to-face consultation or scheduling an appointment online.