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Weight Loss Management Specialist

Keystone Cardiovascular Center

Demetrios Panagiotou, MD, FACC

Cardiologist located in Bergen County, Maywood, NJ

Achieving a healthy weight can dramatically reduce your risk for several medical problems and improve your self-esteem. At Keystone Cardiology Center, in Maywood, New Jersey, cardiologist Demetrios Panagiotou, MD, FACC, offers weight loss management for adults who are looking to improve their health. If you want to look and feel healthier, call Keystone Cardiology Center, or book an appointment online today.

Weight Loss Management

How does weight loss management affect your health?

Excess weight affects much more than your appearance; it puts additional stress on your joints, cardiovascular system, and self-esteem. It may feel overwhelming if you have a lot of weight to lose, but research from the National Institutes of Health shows that even a 5-10% reduction in weight can significantly improve your health.

Although this percentage may be far from your personal health goal, weight loss management is a reasonable first step toward improving your health. Besides feeling better and having more energy, losing a modest amount of weight can improve your results on several health assessments, such as your cholesterol levels, blood pressure, and blood sugar levels.

What medical conditions are linked to obesity?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, obesity increases your risk of developing many severe health conditions, including:

  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Unhealthy cholesterol levels
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Certain types of cancer
  • Joint pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sleep apnea and breathing problems
  • Mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety

Studies have also found that obese people have a higher risk of mortality and a lower quality of life.

How can a doctor help with weight loss management?

Dr. Panagiotou understands that weight loss management is hard, which is why he supports and guides his patients seeking medical weight loss. He helps you see weight loss as a journey rather than a destination and makes sure you’re slimming down at a healthy rate.

It’s common to want to lose weight quickly, but the most effective and long-lasting weight loss management happens over time. As you adopt better eating habits and start increasing physical activity, weight loss becomes easier.

Dr. Panagiotou evaluates your body type and metabolism through a physical exam and a review of your lifestyle habits. Based on this information, he works with you to develop a customized weight loss management plan that addresses the cause of your excess weight. This may include counseling on proper nutrition and exercise or medications to facilitate weight loss.

To discover how Dr. Panagiotou can help you with weight loss management, call Keystone Cardiovascular Center, or book an appointment online today.

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