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Weight Loss Specialist

Primary Care Doctors of Grand Prairie -  - Family Medicine

Primary Care Doctors of Grand Prairie

Family Medicine & Internal Medicine located in Grand Prairie, TX

Keeping your weight under control is no easy matter — it requires lifestyle changes and dedication. At Primary Care Doctors of Grand Prairie, Pannaben Nangha, MD, and the team offer guidance and plans that work to get you to your ideal weight. Start your journey toward permanent weight loss by calling the office in Grand Prairie, Texas, or booking one online today.

Weight Loss Q&A

Why is weight loss important?

If you’re overweight or obese, you’re at a higher risk of developing many diseases and life-threatening conditions. Losing weight can prevent you from getting sick and potentially give you a longer life. 

Without making an effort to lose weight, your obesity can lead to:

  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Kidney problems
  • Bone and joint problems
  • Some types of cancer

Losing weight can also give you more energy, improve your mobility, and give your self-esteem a major boost. You’ll likely enjoy more sound sleep and an improved overall mood.

How do I know if I need to lose weight?

The team at Primary Care Doctors of Grand Prairie assesses your weight and lifestyle at each annual physical exam. If they decide that weight loss would benefit your health, they suggest changes to make and may recommend a medically supervised weight-loss plan. 

Signs that you may need to lose weight include:

  • Aching joints
  • Being out of shape or unable to exercise
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • High cholesterol
  • Being diabetic or prediabetic

Your body mass index (BMI) is a number that the team at Primary Care Doctors of Grand Prairie calculates using your height and weight. Your BMI can determine if you’re classified as being overweight or obese. However, your BMI alone can’t definitively determine the need to lose weight because it doesn’t account for the difference between muscle mass and fat.

How can I lose weight?

The Primary Care Doctors of Grand Prairie team creates a weight-loss plan for you that includes several components depending on your needs. These plans are much safer than surgery, which is the last resort. Your weight-loss treatment plan may include:

Medication-assisted weight loss

A miracle drug for losing weight doesn’t exist, but there are medications available to help you lose weight when combined with a healthy diet and exercise regimen.

Dietary changes

The team at Primary Care Doctors of Grand Prairie teaches you about nutrition so you can make healthy dietary choices with confidence. 

An exercise program

Getting regular exercise is an essential part of losing weight. The team at Primary Care Doctors of Grand Prairie gives you guidance for exercising even if you haven’t worked out in years. Working out with cardio, like running, helps you lose weight and keeps your heart working properly.

If you need extra help and motivation to lose weight and live a healthy lifestyle, call Primary Care Doctors of Grand Prairie or book an appointment online today.