You’re not alone if you struggle with your weight: Nearly 70% of adults in the United States are overweight and 37% are obese, and these statistics continue to rise. Leslie Ware, PA-C, and her team at Alpha Health & Wellness, DPC, in Charlotte, North Carolina, understand that lack of support may be why you’re having such a difficult time losing weight. Because of this, they offer an annual membership program so you get the support and medical guidance you need to invest in lasting health. Call today or schedule an appointment using the online booking tool.
Obesity is a medical condition characterized by an excess in body fat that increases your risk of chronic health issues. But the good news is, obesity can be reversed.
If your weight is greater than what is considered healthy for your height, you may be considered overweight or obese. Ms. Ware and her team at Alpha Health & Wellness, DPC, use the body mass index (BMI) as a screening tool to assess weight status.
The BMI is a number calculated based on your height and weight, and your number indicates:
If your BMI is 40 or higher, you’re considered severely obese.
Your BMI doesn’t directly measure your body fat, but the number is a good indicator of excess fat and the associated health risk factors.
Obesity isn’t just about how you look. Carrying excess weight and fat also increases your risk of developing chronic health conditions. Some of the most common health issues related to obesity include:
Carrying excess weight also affects the quality of life and may cause you to feel shame and guilt, which can affect your mental health.
Ms. Ware and her team at Alpha Health & Wellness, DPC, understand the obstacles you face when it comes to your weight and reaching your goals. When you join the medical membership program, they provide you with a plan, support, and regular feedback to help you stay on track until you reach your weight-loss goals.
Alpha Health & Wellness, DPC, helps you manage all the issues you face when it comes losing weight, including:
At Alpha Health & Wellness, DPC, the focus is on helping you make lifestyle changes to optimize health, reduce your need for medication, and prevent chronic illness. Obesity is a preventable risk factor for illness that you can control with the right help.
For compassionate care, call Alpha Health & Wellness, DPC, today or schedule an appointment using the online booking tool.