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Impact of Obesity on Health

Did you know its estimated at least 5 out of 10 adults in the US are considered overweight or obese?? That’s at least half of the American adult population. Obesity is a disease. Furthermore, obesity lends quickly to the establishment of additional disease processes. Obesity can lead to high blood pressure, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, heart disease, joint disease, liver disease, certain types of cancers, etc. These disease processes then lead to further risk for a potentially catastrophic event such as stroke or heart attack. A BMI (Body Mass Index) >25 is considered overweight and >30 is obese. BMI measures a ratio between a person’s height and weight.

In order to break the trend and improve your health, you must focus on the core of the problem. For some people it is simply eating a caloric deficit and increasing movement – exercise. For others, myself included, its just not that simple. Insulin Resistance plays a huge role in many peoples struggle with obesity. See ___ blog post about insulin resistance.

Have you tried to diet and exercise, lost weight, then gained it all back – maybe even gained more?? This can sometimes indicate underlying insulin resistance. How do we fix it?

This is where the GLP-1 agonist drugs come in to play! Semaglutide was established initially to treat Type 2 Diabetics in regulating their glucose levels. With the introduction of this medication, great weight loss was seen in these patients. It’s been studied that some people have lost 15-20+% of their body weight by using a GLP-1, like Semaglutide. Semaglutide and other GLP-1 drugs assist the pancreas in regulating blood sugar and reducing insulin resistance.

So if you’re in a boat that sounds like insulin resistance, let’s discuss Medication Weight Loss treatments to find out what’s right for you! We off Semaglutide and MORE!

Obese girl stretching on floor in gym