Individualized Weight Loss Program

Risks of Being Overweight or Obese

People who are overweight or obese are at a relatively higher risk of developing severe diseases and health conditions. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has listed the following health risks associated with being overweight or obese:

  • All-causes of death (mortality)
  • Coronary artery disease
  • High blood pressure (Hypertension)
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Stroke
  • Chronic liver disease
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Osteoarthritis (the breakdown of cartilage and bone within a joint)
  • High LDL cholesterol and low HDL cholesterol
  • High triglyceride levels (Dyslipidemia)
  • Respiratory problems
  • Sleep apnea
  • Cancer (endometrial cancer, liver cancer, esophageal adenocarcinoma, gastric cardia cancer, kidney cancer, pancreatic cancer, multiple myeloma, meningioma, colorectal cancer, breast cancer, gallbladder cancer, ovarian cancer, and thyroid cancer)
  • Mental illness, including anxiety disorders, clinical depression, and other mental disorders.
  • Pregnancy issues
  • Poor physical functioning
  • Body pain
  • Low quality of life

What Causes Weight Gain and Obesity?

Most research and literature—medical and otherwise—on weight gain has predominantly focused on the environmental and behavioral factors influencing the high prevalence of obesity in the past decades. While social and environmental conditions do play a significant role in increasing obesity rates, credible research points to a genetic dimension where some people are predisposed to weight gain.

In either case, environmental or genetic, hormones are related to weight gain in a crucial way. Social and environmental factors such as low social status can stimulate a hormone called ghrelin. Increased levels of ghrelin in people who see themselves possessing low social status stimulates appetite.

On the genetic front, studies have shown that obese people and lean people have a number of hormonal and metabolic differences. Weight gain and obesity aren’t simply psychological problems stemming from a lack of self-discipline.

The Benefits of an Individualized Weight Loss Program

Weight loss is not the easiest thing to achieve for most people. Yes, regular exercise and maintaining a proper diet are important when it comes to reducing weight, but most exercise plans tend to fail with long-term results. This is often due to the fact that they are designed with a broad base of assumptions and premises that aren’t always applicable to every person.

The solution to this problem is an individualized weight loss program.

As the name suggests, such a program targets an individual’s unique needs and requirements for weight loss. It accounts for their medical history, lifestyle, diet, and more for overall health improvement.

How the Perfect 10 Diet Can Help

The Perfect 10 diet is a dietary plan that focuses on stabilizing hormones that are otherwise unbalanced due to poor dietary choices.

It targets the 10 key hormones that affect weight gain and loss by encouraging dietary habits that keep them in balance. It involves realistic changes to your diet, so the risk of binge eating is effectively minimized.

Visit Dr. M. Aziz for an Individualized Weight Loss Program

As a leading primary care physician & internist in New York City, Dr. Aziz has a wealth of experience helping overweight patients in Midtown East develop individualized weight loss programs that are unique to each patient’s health profile and lifestyle.

Contact Dr. Aziz now for long-lasting weight loss solutions and improve your quality of life.

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