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Weight Loss

Bland Clinic, P.A.

Family Medicine & Geriatrics located in Greensboro, NC

Have you tried to lose weight without success, the pounds and inches staying on even with a healthy diet and exercise? If so, you’re not alone as over 93 million American adults, nearly 40% of the population, suffer from obesity. At Bland Clinic, P.A., Dr. Veita Bland, MD, works with patients in and around Greensboro, North Carolina, to help them lose weight and improve their health. Dr. Bland and her team understand the difficulties surrounding weight loss and support you throughout your journey and beyond. To find out more, call or schedule an appointment online today.

Weight Loss Q & A

Why is weight loss important?

When you’re overweight, it impacts more than how your pants fit. Carrying extra pounds increases your risk of health problems, including:

  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Heart disease
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Gallstones
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Depression
  • Certain types of cancer

If you’re overweight, reaching and maintaining a healthy weight is, in many cases, the number one thing you can do to improve your health and wellness. It can even prevent premature death.

Why do I struggle to lose weight?

There’s a great deal that contributes to how much a person weighs, but the most significant factor is often the balance of energy going in and energy going out. If you take in more energy in the form of calories than you use, you will gain weight. If you regularly take in less energy than you use, you will lose weight.

This balance isn’t always easy to find, and there are many factors that influence it, including your:

  • Genetics
  • Metabolism
  • Environment
  • Eating habits
  • Activity level
  • Sleep schedule
  • Medical conditions

When you want to lose weight, you must make changes to either take in less energy or use more energy. Ideally, you should do both.

This challenge can feel overwhelming, which can hold people back from making much-needed changes to lose weight. But with the help of Dr. Bland and her team, you get the support you need to lose those pounds once and for all.

Which weight-loss services are available?

Whether you want to lose 100 pounds or are struggling to get off that last 10, the key is developing healthy habits you can sustain for life, not just a few weeks or months.

As part of your weight-loss treatment plan, Dr. Bland counsels you on following a healthy diet, reducing calorie intake, and increasing physical activity. With her coaching, you can find easy ways to make exercise and healthy eating a part of your daily life.

She also provides dietary supplements and nutritional counseling, educating patients on what foods they should avoid and which can help them with their weight loss. If you have a significant amount of weight to lose, Dr. Bland may suggest medication to boost your metabolism.

Contact Bland Clinic, P.A., to get started on your weight-loss plan. Call the office or go online to book your initial consultation today.

*Individual Results May Vary