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Struggling to Lose Weight?

Have you tried Medical weight loss?

Are you struggling with weight loss? Obesity is defined as a body mass index above 30. It is a chronic disease characterized by excess body fat, which puts the body at health risk. Excess fat affects the body's function and influences how the body system responds, contributing to heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. Obesity is a global heart problem because, according to the World Health Organization, more than 4 million people die every year due to obesity. At iCare Health Services in Laurel, we evaluate, treat, and manage Obesity with FDA-approved weight loss and nutritional support by partnering with our clients in their journey to wellness. Obesity Epidemiology: More than 40% of adults in the United States are considered obese, and about 20% are children. Obesity by Race/Ethnicity: Obesity rates for adults

  • Black 50%

  • Hispanic 46%

  • Caucasian 41%

  • American Indian/Alaska Native 48%

  • Asian 16%

Obesity rates for children

  • Hispanics 26%

  • Blacks 25%

  • Caucasian 17%

  • Asian 9%

Obesity Risk Factors Gene: Genetics metabolism, appetite, and how the body stores fat. Age: Aging affects the rate our body burns calories. In addition, menopause can cause weight gain and challenges with losing weight. Lack of sleep: Sleeping less can cause our body to crave food or cause of body to burn fewer calories, therefore causing weight gain. Pregnancy: Pregnancy can make it difficult to lose weight after birth. Stress: Stress can cause food cravings and weight gain. Disease and medication:  Certain diseases such as polycystic ovarian syndromes, Cushing syndromes, certain cancer treatments, and medication side effects. Treatment: Successful weight loss or obesity treatment starts with nutritional counseling, diet modification, and adherence. At iCare Health Services in Laurel, our clinicians tailor personalized nutritional recommendations to our clients. We review cultural food choices, work and life schedules, medical conditions, activity levels, and financial constraints essential to our clients' success. At iCare Health Services, we provide FDA-approved medication to assist our clients to achieve sustained success with their weight loss journey. One of the medications we provide is Semaglutide. Semaglutide increases insulin levels and reduces glucagon secretion, stabilizing blood sugar levels. As such, Semaglutide can effectively reduce appetite, reduce food cravings, and achieve glycemic balance in the body. Mounjaro (Tirzepatide) activates receptors of hormones secreted from the intestine (glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) and glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP)) to reduce appetite and food intake. At iCare Health Services in Laurel, we provide free consultation and personalized, medically supervised weight loss plans that allow our clients to be successful.  Call our office and book an appointment at 301-300-8624.

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