Medical literature shows again and again that obesity, even mild obesity, can greatly harm your body. Putting aside the various conditions indirectly associated with a larger waist and increased fat deposits, there are very real considerations from a purely mechanical viewpoint; increased weight means increased pressure across your body, with a host of associated problems. If you’re not sure whether it’s time to consider the help of New Concepts Medical (https://newconceptsmedicalpc.com/about/) for guided medical weight loss , ask yourself whether any of these apply to you:
1) Increased blood pressure
If your blood pressure has reached the point of hypertension, or is steadily working that way, then it’s important to get your weight down as soon as possible. The strain of high blood pressure puts you at high risk for countless complications, even if you aren’t experiencing any obvious symptoms.
2) Diet and exercise showing no results
If you’ve already put in the effort to lose weight and get fit with unsatisfactory results, that alone makes medical weight loss a worthwhile consideration. Not everyone can achieve adequate results with self-managed measures. In these cases, seeking the assistance of professionals can mean the difference between success and failure.
3) Sleep difficulties
Obesity is directly correlated with insomnia and sleep disorders, most notably in the form of sleep apnea—a variety of conditions in which breathing is regularly interrupted throughout the night. This can be obvious, as in cases where the obstruction of breathing leads to snores and snorts that startle you awake, or terrifyingly subtle, where you simply ‘miss’ breaths or stop breathing unimpeded for lengthy periods of time before gasping awake.
4) Low energy
Chronic fatigue can stem directly or indirectly from obesity, so it’s another big warning sign that should encourage you to seek immediate weight loss. After all, it will only get more difficult to lose weight over time, should you experience chronic fatigue; exercise will be more difficult, and your metabolism will be suffer from sedentary life.
5) Visceral fat
Similar to the problem with high blood pressure, visceral fat should encourage you to act as quickly as possible to shed weight for your health. If you’re unfamiliar with the term, this refers to fat within your abdomen, which wraps tightly around your organs and can impede their function. While it can be difficult to identify this form of fat, it often leads to a hefty stomach—especially one where the abs seem close to the surface despite the increased waist size.
If you would like to learn more, you can schedule an initial consultation with New Concepts Medical, PC, in Wappinger Falls, NY, today at https://newconceptsmedicalpc.com/contact/.