Weight Gain and Obesity Treatment in Atlanta, GA

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What is Obesity Treatment?

Obesity is a medical condition that is caused due to excess body fat, and it has an adverse effect on human health. Obesity increases the chances of getting various diseases like diabetes, heart disease, sleep apnea, and certain types of cancer.

Food is a very important part of human life. There is a saying, “Eat to live and not live to eat”. People who believe in “Live to eat” become victims of obesity or weight gain. Obesity has almost doubled in the last couple of years. Almost 56 million children are obese at the turn of 2012. Obesity, or weight gain, refers to the excessive/abnormal fat accumulated in the body. This can impact the day-to-day lifestyle and dramatically affect one’s health in the long run. The main reason why excessive fat gets accumulated is because of the intake of food with high energy content like oil, cheese, butter, and high carbohydrates. You should limit intake of processed and refined fats and sugars, increase consumption of fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains, and nuts, as well as engage in regular physical activity to achieve energy balance and a healthy weight. Obesity needs to be taken care of at the initial stages because it becomes difficult to manage the longer it progresses. In addition, this condition leads to an increased risk for many other diseases. A person can be overweight from extra muscle, bone, water, or having too much fat. We invite patients in Atlanta, GA, to contact Atlanta Medical Institute and schedule a consultation with Dr. Bills or Dr. Semel to learn more.

How is Obesity Treated?

The only way to treat obesity is to change your lifestyle. Get rid of all unhealthy habits, and practice an active lifestyle, which includes:

  1. Eating healthy, complete foods
  2. Regularly exercising and performing deep breathing exercises
  3. Avoiding sweetened drinks
  4. Avoiding smoking and excessive drinking

To have a healthy life and live peacefully, one must develop healthy living habits and keep a sound mind.

Please contact Atlanta Medical Institute today! We make every effort to accommodate same-day appointments and strive to make our office in Atlanta, GA, your neighborhood clinic.

Schedule an appointment for a free consultation with Dr. Bills or Dr. Semel. Contact us if you have any questions!

Obesity Treatment FAQ

What happens if obesity is not treated?
When not properly treated, obesity can continue to lead to a number of conditions. It can play a factor in many issues, such as heart disease, diabetes, and high cholesterol. Since it can be the root cause of these other conditions, helping to treat obesity can treat numerous other diseases.

What should be the first step in treating obesity?
The first step in treating obesity is evaluating your lifestyle. In order to effectively treat obesity, lifestyle changes will need to be made. This can include changing your diet, exercising regularly, and seeking behavioral therapy.

How can I prepare for my obesity treatment consultation?
During your consultation at Atlanta Medical Institute, it is important that you are honest with your doctor. You will need to talk about your current lifestyle, and our team can help determine what changes may be necessary. Our goal is to work with you to curate a treatment plan that is ideal for you.

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