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Weight Loss

AllCare Internal Medicine -  - A Private Medical Practice

AllCare Internal Medicine

A Private Medical Practice located in Scottsdale, AZ

Weight loss isn’t a goal you should approach on your own. It’s hard to know the best diet plan or exercise routine that’s right for your goals. At AllCare Internal Medicine in Scottsdale, Arizona, Dr, Kathleen Gerace, provides customized weight-loss plans for those who are overweight or obese. Dr. Kathleen Gerace will help you embark on a program that works and gives you the encouragement and support necessary to succeed. Call the office or book an appointment online to learn more.

Weight Loss Q & A

Why is it important to achieve a normal weight?

Obesity is a major health concern that puts you at greater risk for a number of serious conditions including:

  • Heart disease
  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Arthritis
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • High cholesterol and triglycerides

Losing even just 5-10% of your weight when you’re overweight or obese can make a positive change in many health markers.

Why is weight loss hard to achieve on my own?

Diets often claim that all you need to do to lose weight is eat fewer calories than you burn. This sounds easy, but this imbalance between caloric intake and energy expenditure is only a partial solution.

Evidence suggests that being overweight can also result from hormonal imbalances, genetics, and environmental conditions, as well as cultural, socioeconomic, and psychological factors.

Increasing physiologic, biochemical, and genetic evidence suggests that losing weight doesn’t just come down to willpower, as is sometimes implied. Obesity is a complex disorder of appetite regulation and energy metabolism that requires medical intervention to overcome.

What are the benefits of a medical weight-loss program?

Losing weight can help improve your self-esteem and your energy levels. A medically supported program can also reduce your risk of developing a chronic disease or reduce its severity if you suffer from one.

As primary care specialists, the practitioners can help you manage any medical issues as you lose weight, including your prescription medications, chronic conditions, and dietary restrictions. 

The weight-loss program offered at AllCare Internal Medicine also provides the support and accountability that helps you persevere through stress, plateaus, and challenges that inevitably arise. 

With a customized weight-loss program and the medical knowledge of Dr. Kathleen Gerace, you will successfully lose fat more quickly than generic approaches and will keep the process safe and manageable.