Weight management adheres to a multi-faceted lifestyle model that’s comprised of several interrelated decisions and activities such as: learning how to shop for healthier foods; understanding portion sizes, nutritional values, and macronutrient ratios; creating a holistic exercise regimen that works with your schedule, incorporates your interests, is dynamic enough to prevent burnout, and sets reasonable goals; and accessing the wealth of safe, clinically proven, prescription weight loss medications that are currently available. Pathway Healthcare and our partner pharmacies are dedicated to providing the resources needed to aid you in achieving and maintaining ideal bodyweight goals, as they strive to improve their health-related conditions and overall quality of life.
Obesity and its many serious comorbidities exert a heavy toll in both human and economic terms. More than one-third of adults in the United States are obese, which exponentially increases their odds of hypertension, dyslipidemia, diabetes, and other cardiovascular disease risk factors. Studies have demonstrated that weight loss of as little as 5% to 10% of baseline body weight, has been shown to result in lower triglyceride and blood pressure levels, and in as much as a 58% reduction in the risk of diabetes in pre-diabetic patients. Unfortunately, the problem of obesity is typically exacerbated by aging, as this condition becomes even more difficult to control for older segments of the population. It is a mistake to merely think of obesity in relation to internal health conditions, because it impacts many other areas of one’s childhood, teen, adult, and especially senior life. One study of individuals aged 65 years and older found that obese individuals had a 31% higher incidence of falling.
The definitions for being overweight and obese vary depending on the source. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute describes some of the signs of being overweight and possibly obese as: clothes feeling tight and requiring larger sizes; the scale showing that you've gained weight; the development of extra fat around the waist; and possessing a higher than normal body mass index and waist circumference.
More specifically, with regard to defining obesity, the Mayo Clinic quantifies obesity as a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher. Your body mass index is calculated by dividing your weight in kilograms (kg) by your height in meters (m) squared.
Although there are genetic components and hormonal influences, obesity occurs when you take in more calories than you burn through normal daily activities and extracurricular exercise. The body stores these excess calories as fat, which if it continues to accumulate results in obesity that can be caused by a combination of contributing factors including:
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Appetite suppressants: affect the appetite-regulating region of the brain called the hypothalamus; and work within the brain by blocking the re-uptake of the chemicals serotonin and norepinephrine to improve satiety.
Vitamin B12 injections: aide in the growth of healthy blood cells, nerve cells, and bodily proteins; assist with the metabolism of fats and carbohydrates to release energy; help regulate appetite and mood (key factors in overeating); and are a great treatment for people who cannot absorb vitamin B12.
Methionine Inositol Choline (MIC) Injections a.k.a. Lipo Injections: help release fat deposits throughout the body. Some of these areas include the stomach, inner thighs, neck, buttocks, and hips. Lipotropic, or fat burning substances, include: inotisol, which helps the liver remove fat; choline, which helps distributes cholesterol; and methionine, which acts similar to and synergistically with inotisol.
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