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Magdy Nasra MD PC

Advanced Aesthetics & Internists located in Holmdel, NJ

Obesity is a serious, but manageable problem affecting over 30% of Americans today. Though it might seem impossible to lose the excess weight, the expert team at Magdy Nasra MD PC can help you get your weight, and your life, under control. Call the Holmdel, New Jersey, office to schedule your consultation or book an appointment online.

Obesity Q & A

What is obesity?

Obesity is a disorder where you have an excessive and unhealthy amount of body fat. Unlike being overweight, obesity places you at risk for several dangerous health conditions.

If you have a BMI higher than 30, you’re considered medically obese.

What are the complications of obesity?

Obesity can lead to a range of complications that can impact the quality of your life or even pose dangers to your health. Some common obesity-related health problems include:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
  • Sexual health issues, such as erectile dysfunction
  • Sleep apnea

How is obesity treated?

Your healthcare provider treats obesity through a few avenues, and they usually prescribe at least one, if not all, of the following methods:

Dietary changes

Frequent eating -- particularly foods high in calories such as sweets and processed foods -- are a significant contributor to obesity. Replacing these foods with healthier alternatives and lowering the overall amount of food you eat each day are the first steps to getting your weight under control.

Your provider can help you work out a physical-activity routine that you can fit into your schedule and meets your current physical capabilities. You should exercise at least 5 hours a week to lose a significant amount of weight.

Physical exercise

Few Americans get enough exercise, and even the simplest of physical activities can help burn calories and slim down your weight.

Your provider can help you work out a physical-activity routine that you can fit into your schedule and meets your current physical capabilities. It’s recommended you exercise at least 300 minutes a week in order to lose a significant amount of weight.

Bariatric surgery

If exercise and dieting don't affect weight loss, or your current weight hinders your efforts, your provider may recommend bariatric surgery. Many of these surgeries shrink your stomach, reducing the amount of food you eat to feel full.

If you’re medically obese and ready to get your weight under control, let the experts at Magdy Nasra MD PC in Holmdel, New Jersey, help. Call to schedule your consultation or book your appointment online.