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Weight Loss Management Specialist

Center for Women's Health

OB-GYNs located in Wichita, KS

If you struggle to lose weight, or you’re on that frustrating cycle of losing weight only to gain it back, then you may be excited to learn that you have a better chance at successful, long-term weight loss when you join a weight loss management program. The team at the Center for Women’s Health in Wichita, Kansas, offers weight loss management that includes information about diet and nutrition, and support for setting calorie goals, losing weight, and keeping it off.

Weight Loss Management Q & A

What are the health risks of being overweight?

Carrying extra weight adds stress to your heart, muscles, and bones. The cells that store fat actively release hormones that affect metabolism. They also produce and release pieces of genetic material that influence organs and contribute to diseases like cancer. Over time, being overweight puts you at risk for diverse health problems, including:

  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Cancer
  • Sleep apnea
  • Kidney disease
  • Fatty liver disease

How do you know which weight loss options are best?

No matter what weight loss plan you follow, the basics are always the same: restrict calories and engage in regular exercise. A healthy diet that supplies adequate nutrition is also vital to keep your metabolism running.

Hormone imbalances and other underlying health conditions like high blood sugar can affect your ability to lose weight. The providers at the Center for Women’s Health may recommend one of the following tests to learn about potential roadblocks to weight loss success:

  • Thyroid panel: evaluates the function of the thyroid
  • CMP (comprehensive metabolic panel): a blood test that measures sugar (glucose) level, electrolyte and fluid balance, kidney function, and liver function
  • Lipid panel (triglycerides and cholesterol): measures total cholesterol, triglyceride levels, HDL and LDL cholesterol
  • Body composition scale and BIA (bioelectric impedance analysis)