Weight Management

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Weight Management

About Weight Management

Medically supervised weight management makes it easier to shed pounds and keep them off effectively. It can also reduce your risk of weight-related health problems, including heart disease, respiratory issues, and joint pain. At Advance Telemedicine, based in Orange, Connecticut, the team of board-certified primary care providers offers medically supervised weight management to adults. Call Advance Telemedicine to schedule a medically supervised weight management appointment, or book your visit online today. 

Weight Management Q&A

What is medically supervised weight management?

Medically supervised weight management combines healthy lifestyle changes, professional guidance, and medication (when needed) to help you achieve lasting weight loss progress. Rather than telling you to count calories or change your lifestyle completely like some fad diets, it encourages small, productive changes that add up to long-term success. 

The Advance Telemedicine team works with you every step of the way, making adjustments as needed. 

Who should consider medically supervised weight management?

Consider medically supervised weight management at Advance Telemedicine if you’re overweight and can’t seem to make changes on your own. That’s particularly true if you have an underlying health problem like:

  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • High cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Kidney disease
  • Arthritis
  • Kidney disease
  • Thyroid disease
  • Chronic pain

You might benefit from medically supervised weight management if you have a mental health condition like depression, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Studies show that losing even a few pounds can improve your outlook, mood, and quality of life. 

What does medically supervised weight management involve?

The Advance Telemedicine team tailors medically supervised weight management to each person’s needs. Even so, most treatment plans include:

Nutrition guidance

Losing weight doesn’t happen overnight, but you can make quick progress by eating a balanced, nutritious diet. Your Advance Telemedicine provider teaches you enjoyable ways to eat sufficient fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, healthy fats, and whole grains.

Exercise recommendations

Diet is only one aspect of medically supervised weight management. Regular exercise is essential for burning calories, eliminating fat, and obtaining a healthy weight. You don’t have to become a gym rat or change your lifestyle completely. Often, exercises like walking, cycling, and swimming are enough to make progress. 

Prescription medication

The older you get, the harder it is to lose weight and keep it off. If you have medical conditions that affect your metabolism, like diabetes or thyroid disease, the team might prescribe medication to complement your efforts. Some drugs suppress your appetite, while others make it easier to burn calories. 

Can medically supervised weight management be done with telehealth?

Yes. The Advance Telemedicine team offers medically supervised weight management in person and through telehealth to accommodate patient schedules. 

Most services can be conducted online, but you can visit the office to pick up medication or undergo lab testing. 

Call Advance Telemedicine to schedule a medically supervised weight loss consultation, or book your appointment online today.