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Weight Management

Weight Management

Weight Management services offered in Ashland, KY

More than 30% of American adults are overweight. If you’ve tried various exercises and diets, but can’t seem to stay on track, medically supervised weight management can help. At AIM Wellness, obesity medicine specialist Jeannine Parikh, MD, provides weight management programs to people ages 16 and older. Your weight management program is customized to fit your metabolism and nutritional needs. To make an appointment, call the office in Ashland, Kentucky, or book online today.

Weight Management Q & A

What is weight management?

How long weight loss takes depends on patient education, exercise guidance, and nutritional recommendations to help you achieve your ideal weight. If necessary, AIM Wellness might also recommend complementary treatments, like peptide therapy or hormone replacement therapy (HRT), to help you maintain your results. 

Before developing a treatment plan, your AIM Wellness provider weighs you on a Seca scale. Seca scales feature a medical Body Composition Analyzer (mBCA) that provides key insights about how weight throughout your body is distributed. AIM Wellness uses that information to help you stay on track.

Who can benefit from weight management?

If you’re overweight, you might benefit from weight management. Or, if you have an underlying health problem exacerbated by your weight, such as:

  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • High cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Arthritis

People who are overweight may also be more likely to experience behavioral conditions, like anxiety and depression. Weight management may help to improve your mental health as well. 

What services does weight management provide?

AIM Wellness offers various weight management services, including:

Low-calorie diet recommendations 

The meals and snacks that you eat affect your mood and metabolism. If you have a tendency to eat high-calorie foods or can’t seem to find a nutritional regimen that works for you, AIM Wellness can prescribe a low-calorie diet packed with nutrients. 

When you eat well, you feel better, have more energy, and reduce the risk of potentially serious health problems, like high cholesterol and diabetes.

Exercise guidance

If you want to maintain your goal weight, it’s vital to exercise regularly. Fortunately, that doesn’t mean you have to join a gym or run marathons. After an in-office exam and a discussion of your current fitness level, AIM Wellness can recommend exercises that align with your current fitness abilities.

Prescription medication 

Some people struggle to lose weight due to underlying health problems, like thyroid disease or hormonal imbalances. If that’s the case, your AIM Wellness provider might prescribe medication to help you stay on track. 

Is weight management a one size fits all?

Everyone has unique health needs and goals. The providers at AIM Wellness understand this, so they develop individualized weight loss programs that align with your metabolism and nutritional needs.

Throughout your weight loss journey, the treatment process is tailored as you achieve your goals. And, at AIM Wellness, the providers are always ready to help you with the support and guidance you need to thrive. 

How long does weight loss take with weight management?

Weight loss takes depends on several factors, including your age, current health, and goals. Most people lose at least a few pounds during the first few weeks, but it may take several months to achieve your desired results*. Be patient, follow your provider’s instructions, and make sure to attend each checkup.

To explore the benefits of weight management, make an appointment at AIM Wellness by calling the office, or booking online today.

*Individual results may vary 

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