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Weight Loss

Medi Clinics Primary Care LLC

Primary Care Practice & Aesthetics located in Tampa, FL

If you’re trying to lose weight, enlisting the help of a medical professional can ensure that you reach your goals safely and effectively, and can help you maintain your results in the long-term. Venkata J. Bireddy, MD, and the team of professionals at Medi Clinics Primary Care LLC offer exceptional weight loss services for all of their patients in Tampa, Florida. To learn more, schedule a visit today by calling the office or request a visit.

Weight Loss Q & A

What is a healthy weight?

The healthiest weight for you is dependent upon a few different factors, including your:

  • Height
  • Sex
  • Body size
  • Composition of your fat and muscle

The body mass index (BMI) is a popular way to determine whether or not you’re at an ideal weight and takes into account your height and weight to produce a specific number.

You can use a BMI calculator or a chart to determine your particular number. Between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered to be normal, while under 18.5 is considered to be underweight. Between 25 and 29.9 is considered overweight, and above 30 is considered obese.

BMI is a relatively simple calculation, however, and doesn’t take into account a number of factors that could increase your weight without impacting your health, like the frame of your body or your muscle composition.

Some other ways to determine whether or not you’re at an ideal weight include:

  • Waist-to-hip ratio
  • Waist-to-height ratio
  • Body fat percentage

Dr. Bireddy and the team at Medi Clinics Primary Care LLC can work with you to determine whether or not your weight is healthy.

Why do I need to maintain a healthy weight?

Being overweight is more than just a cosmetic concern. It can severely impact your overall health. Individuals who are at an unhealthy weight are more likely to develop a number of health conditions, including:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Sleep apnea
  • High blood pressure
  • Liver disease
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Certain cancers, like breast, colon, gallbladder, pancreatic, kidney, and prostate
  • Pregnancy complications
  • Depression

The heavier you are, the more strain your bones, joints, and organs have to endure, and an excess amount of fat in your body increases inflammation and causes intricate changes in your metabolism and hormone levels.

What weight loss solutions do you offer?

If you’re overweight, Medi Clinics Primary Care LLC offers a wide range of treatments to guide you on your weight loss journey. They have an in-house dietician who can work with you to develop a meal plan to get you eating healthier, and Dr. Bireddy can assist you in designing an exercise program to get your body to start burning more calories.

In addition to the diet/exercise program, Dr. Bireddy can also prescribe medications to help you lose weight.

Get started on your journey toward better health today by scheduling a weight loss consultation with Medi Clinics Primary Care LLC. You can book your visit by calling the friendly office or scheduling an appointment.

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