Weight Loss Management

The Family Docs

Jeanne-Elyse Gray Cedeno, MD, PA

Family Medicine Physician located in Pembroke Pines, FL

If you’re carrying extra pounds, you are certainly not alone. Weight loss management is among the most popular services provided by Jeanne-Elyse Cedeno, MD, PA, of The Family Docs in Pembroke Pines, Florida. If you’re tired of the endless cycle of diet fads and temporary results, call or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about medical weight loss management. There’s no better time than now to begin working toward a healthier and happier life.

Weight Loss Management Q & A

What are the health risks associated with being overweight?

Carrying a significant amount of extra weight can bring a great deal of harm to your health, wellness, and overall happiness. Numerous serious health conditions are linked to overweight and obesity, including:

  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Hypertension
  • Sleep apnea
  • Kidney disease
  • Fatty liver disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Certain cancers
  • Sexual dysfunction

These are just some of the health risks you face when you are significantly overweight. Finding a way to bring your weight down to a healthier level is critical to living a long and rich life. 

Why it is so hard to lose weight and keep it off?

For many years weight loss was presented as a simple matter. Calories in versus calories out, with a healthy dose of willpower added to the mix. Today, medical researchers understand that weight loss is a far more complex issue and that willpower only plays a small role. 

Part of the problem lies in the American diet. With fast food readily available and cheap, and highly processed foods filling grocery store aisles, embracing a healthy diet can be a challenge. Conflicting information about what, when, and how to eat is confusing and leads to frustration. 

The American lifestyle has also gone through astounding changes in recent decades. We tend to spend more time sitting in front of screens and rushing from one obligation to the next and less time engaging in physical activities outdoors. Poorly managed stress also makes it hard to lose weight. 

What is medical weight loss and management?

Medical weight loss is centered on customized care. You’ll begin with a thorough health assessment to determine if you have untreated disease or health limitations. Next, Dr. Cedeno creates a customized diet and exercise plan that aligns with your lifestyle and health goals. 

As you move through your program, you’ll have the support and guidance of The Family Docs team. Dr. Cedeno focuses on the spiritual and mental aspect of weight loss as well as the physical issues. Your achievements are celebrated, your setbacks are addressed, and your program is tailored as your journey continues. 

If you are currently on drug therapy to manage a health condition, your medication might need to be adjusted as your health improves. Dr. Cedeno also offers treatments to help you adjust to your new body and lifestyle. Skin tightening treatments can help address sagging skin after weight loss. 

If you’re ready to try a new approach to weight loss and management, call or schedule an appointment online today.