Attaining a healthy weight requires a lot of dedication and sacrifice. You may need to make a few lifestyle adjustments, such as diet and engaging yourself in intense physical activities. You can seek a weight management expert to guide you through an appropriate weight management plan that will ensure that your results are long-term. If you are looking for an El Centro weight loss program, consult Prabhdeep Singh, M.D., F.A.C.P.
What is weight loss?
Excess weight can trigger life-threatening health complications, grave mental health complications, and limited mobility. Weight loss can resolve most health conditions that occur or worsen due to excess body fat, but you may need a medical expert to help you lose weight healthily. Prabhdeep Singh, M.D., F.A.C.P. offers a wide range of medical weight management plans and minimally invasive weight loss procedures to help you achieve a healthy weight. The team discusses your weight goals and the available weight loss techniques before choosing the appropriate course for you. They also design weight management plans to prevent you from gaining weight easily or quickly after weight loss treatment. A healthy weight loss treatment program requires lifestyle adjustments such as watching your diet and incorporating regular exercise in your daily routine to help you burn excess calories. In some cases, your provider may recommend appetite suppressants to promote weight loss or prevent complications associated with being overweight. Your provider performs a comprehensive medical exam to ensure that your weight loss regime consists of minimum risks.
What happens during a weight loss surgery?
If you cannot achieve your weight loss goals with exercises, the team may recommend gastric sleeve surgery, also known as sleeve gastrectomy. During the surgery, your doctor reduces the greater curvature on the left side of your stomach to trim down your tummy. Sleeve gastronomy surgery also reduces the hormone that regulates your appetite. This hormone is known as ghrelin. After the procedure, you will eat small amounts of food and still feel full. Your provider may also recommend laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. This procedure leaves more minor scars, has a shorter recovery period, and less bleeding.
How can you know if you are eligible for weight loss surgery?
The weight-loss experts at Prabhdeep Singh, M.D., F.A.C.P. perform thorough physical exams and review your medical history to determine if you are eligible for weight loss surgery. However, they recommend starting your weight loss regime with non-invasive procedures before proceeding to surgical procedures. Your provider measures your B.M.I. (Body mass index) using your weight and height as part of your physical exam. The following are B.M.I. ranges:
- Less than 18.5: Underweight
- 18.5-24.9: Normal range weight
- 25.0-29.9: Overweight
- 30.0 or higher: Obese
If you are interested in weight loss surgery, your B.M.I. should be 35 and above or a weight-related illness like osteoarthritis and diabetes. You can achieve your weight goals by incorporating intense exercises into your daily routine or by consulting your doctor about bariatric surgery.
Call Prabhdeep Singh, M.D., F.A.C.P. for a personalized weight management plan or schedule your appointment online today.