Medical Weight-Loss Management


Medical Weight Loss Management at Desert Springs HospitalEven a modest amount of weight loss can have significant impact on the development or control of hypertension, diabetes, coronary heart disease, degenerative joint disease and even the occurrence of cancer.

Medical weight-loss management is a comprehensive non-surgical program for overweight or obese individuals who have a body mass index (BMI) greater than 25 kg/m2, or for anyone who is interested in learning about sound diet and exercise routines.

Weight gain is a disease caused by multiple factors, so it is important to evaluate all aspects of an overweight person’s lifestyle, physical and social limitations and medical problems that could prevent him or her from achieving their optimum weight-loss potential. This program helps patients lose weight and maintain that loss in a safe and healthy environment. Each individualized program helps to improve a patient’s chance of success by focusing on the his or her weaknesses and strengths.

The healthy loss of excess weight requires that patients consume an adequate amount calories, properly time their meals and get the proper amounts of quality protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals and hydration. While it is not hard to help patients lose weight initially, a good weight-loss management program should focus on helping patients avoid regaining the weight they’ve lost through education on diet and exercise.