Medical Weight Loss

Chimezie C Amanambu, MD -  - Internal Medicine

Pax Internal Medicine Associates

Chimezie C Amanambu, MD

Internal Medicine & Medical Weight Loss Clinic located in Akron, OH

Every year, millions of men, women, and teens set goals to lose weight and get healthier only to have their plans derailed by unpredictable factors. At Pax Internal Medicine Associates in Akron, Ohio, Chimezie Amanambu, MD, and the team are committed to your success. If you’re tired of yo-yo dieting and are looking for results that last, call or book a medical weight loss appointment online with Pax Internal Medicine Associates today.

Medical Weight Loss

How can losing weight make you healthier?

Losing weight is a significant commitment, and it isn’t easy. However, even a modest reduction in body weight can lead to improvements in your health. In fact, recent studies suggest that the most significant health benefits come from losing just 5% of your body weight.

While such a small percentage of weight loss may still categorize you as overweight or obese, it can decrease your risk factors for chronic obesity-related diseases.

Losing weight leads to several health benefits, including improvements in your:

  • Blood pressure
  • Blood cholesterol
  • Blood sugar levels

What health conditions are affected by weight loss?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, being overweight or obese puts you at higher risk for several diseases and health conditions, including:

  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • High blood pressure
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Certain types of cancer (colon, breast, and endometrial)
  • Sleep apnea
  • Liver and gallbladder disease
  • Women’s health issues such as infertility and abnormal periods

How can medical weight loss help you lose weight and keep it off?

Losing weight and achieving your ideal body size should be viewed as a journey and not a destination. While many fad diets lead to short-term weight loss, the pounds come right back as soon as the diet’s over and old eating habits resume.

At Pax Internal Medicine Associates, the team works to identify any underlying medical issues that may be contributing to your difficulty losing weight. Then, they set to work designing a medical weight loss treatment plan that fits your individual needs. You receive support and accountability on a daily basis from Dr. Amanambu and the team. Celebrating tiny victories is important, which is why you get frequent body composition assessments to check your continued progress. The team is committed to your success, so your weight loss plan is regularly adjusted for optimal results.

The Pax Internal Medicine Associates medical weight loss plan helps men and women who have struggled to keep weight off with numerous other diets and plans. Instead of using unappetizing, pre-packaged powders and bars, this system teaches you healthy nutritional habits using real foods, alongside a program that incorporates exercise and mental health counseling. That puts you on a permanent track to lifelong weight management.

If your excess weight is causing health concerns, reduce your risk of chronic disease by calling or booking an appointment online with Pax Internal Medicine Associates today.