Weight Gain is the top medical condition for which people seek out a resolution – medically-approved or otherwise. It can also be one of the most dangerous medical conditions when left untreated or treated improperly. Conventional medical treatment has been typically ineffective, and patients who are desperate to lose weight are often drawn to the snake oils and quack treatments that abound in this field.
At the Wellness and Aesthetics Medical Center in San Antonio, TX, we offer the most up-to-date evaluation and treatment methods to effectively and safely combat Weight Gain so you reach a state of complete freedom from the toll it can take on your mind, your body, and your life.
Weight Gain has been such an intractable problem precisely because it is a complex condition. It can be caused by medication, or be a symptom of an underlying medical condition. It can be primarily a behavioral or psychological issue, or it can have genetic roots, or a combination of all of the above.
Untangling the issues underlying Weight Gain may require time, commitment and persistence, but treated properly, you can achieve victory. Call and speak with one of our specialists today! Call (210) 985-1700 or contact us online today!
Weight Gain is any change – gradual or sudden – in your normal body weight. It is not usually considered a medical condition unless your weight is higher than the healthy weight limits prescribed for your gender, age and height.
Weight gain can result in health issues, but even if it does not do so immediately, it can cause health problems to develop over time as your body struggles with the burden of excess weight.
Weight Gain can be caused by various medical, psychological, genetic or even environmental conditions. A partial list of potential causes includes any one of the following causes, or a combination of two or more:
Weight gain involves an increase in your normal body weight. If the increase is significant and results in obesity, health issues may result, including but not limited to: diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and certain cancers linked to obesity. Weight gain can also cause psychological symptoms like depression.
Weight Gain is easily diagnosed, but diagnosing the root causes of Weight Gain involves looking at a comprehensive medical history and list of symptoms, as well as hormone testing, and any other medical tests that may be required to rule out underlying conditions.
At The Wellness & Aesthetics Medical Center we understand that the proper diagnosis and treatment is critical if we are to achieve a successful outcome.
The underlying cause of your Weight Gain must be determined before effective treatment can occur.
For example, if a certain medication or supplement is causing your Weight Gain, it must be identified and discontinued. If a thyroid dysfunction is the underlying cause, it must be diagnosed and treated.
However, if your Weight Gain is an expected symptom of the transition into menopause, a decision can be made about hormone replacement or other interventions. If your Weight Gain was triggered by a life event or trauma, therapy may be recommended. Nutritional issues can be addressed with a medical weight loss plan.
Your treatment regimen will be designed to address the root causes of your Weight Gain, including some of the following approaches:
At The Wellness & Aesthetics Medical Center, we recognize that each individual requires a healing regimen customized specifically in line with the overall health profile and specific symptoms. We recommend that you compile a list of your health symptoms prior to your first consultation.
Dr. Vernon F. Williams is an expert in the field of functional medicine. Learn more about his training and expertise in treating Weight Gain and underlying complex medical conditions.
If you are unhappy with your weight or experiencing health concerns, your Weight Gain is a problem and could become a larger problem if left untreated.
If your weight gain has put you above the healthy weight range for your age, gender and height, you should be evaluated to ensure it is not a result of an underlying medical condition, a medication, or supplement that you are taking. Weight gain can lead to serious health problems sometimes immediately and almost always over the long term.
In some cases, when Weight Gain is caused by an underlying condition that can be treated and resolved - or a certain medication or supplement that can be discontinued or replaced – freedom from weight issues can be accomplished.
In other cases, ongoing interventions may be required to resolve your symptoms – like hormone therapy or therapy for psychological healing.
Sometimes, temporary aids to combat Weight Gain may be effective.
In either case, our goal is to determine the cause of your Weight Gain and develop a customized treatment plan, to ensure that you can become free from your weight concerns.
The Wellness & Aesthetics Medical Center
540 Oak Centre Dr, Suite 114
San Antonio, TX 78258
Phone: (210) 985-1700