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Weight Loss Specialist

Clinica San Miguel

Family Medicine located in San Antonio, Farmers Branch, Dallas, Houston, Arlington, Fresno, & Pasadena, TX

Are you ready to try a new approach to weight loss that doesn’t rely on fad diets and extreme exercise programs? If so, medically supervised weight loss is a great option, and it’s one of many services available at Clinica San Miguel, with 12 locations throughout Texas, including three in Dallas, five in Houston, and one apiece in Fresno, Farmers Branch, Arlington, San Antonio, and Pasadena. Call today to schedule a visit, or book online from the comfort of home, any time of day or night.

Weight Loss Q & A

Why is it so hard to lose weight and keep it off?

This simple question has a complex answer. Many factors contribute to becoming overweight or obese. What researchers do know is that weight gain is not a simple matter of willpower. 

The American food supply is partially to blame. Highly processed foods line grocery store shelves, and fast food is readily available in every city and town in the nation. 

Our modern lifestyle is also a leading cause of overweight and obesity. More time spent sitting in front of screens at home, at school, and at work leaves little time for getting outside for fresh air and exercise. High levels of anxiety and depression and poor sleep quality also play a role in weight gain. 

What are the health risks of being overweight or obese?

Carrying a significant amount of extra weight is one of the most damaging things to overall health and wellness. Some of the health risks associated with being overweight or obese include:

  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Gallbladder disease
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Sleep apnea
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Cognitive issues
  • Sexual dysfunction

As you can see, being overweight or obese takes a toll on virtually every organ and system in your body. If you’ve been diagnosed with a chronic health issue, you’ve likely been advised to lose weight as part of your treatment process. 

How is medically supervised weight loss different?

If you’re like many people, you’ve tried many different diet and exercise plans over the years. You may even have had a degree of success, only to see the weight quickly return once you stop your diet and exercise efforts. 

Medically supervised weight loss is different because it begins with a central focus on your health. Your weight loss plan is devised to align with your current health strengths and weaknesses. 

Unlike many popular exercise programs, you’re not pushed to extremes that can threaten your musculoskeletal system. 

Medications might play a role in your weight loss journey. While drug therapy can help control appetite and alter the way you convert food into energy, the primary focus is on establishing meaningful lifestyle modifications that can help you reach and maintain a healthy weight over the long term. 

You have the support of the Clinica San Miguel team as you move closer to your ideal weight. You also have people to hold you accountable, which can help keep you on track to reach your goals.

When you’re ready to learn more, call the office to set up a consultation, or schedule online.