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Weight Loss

Steel Family Medicine

Family Medicine located in Pleasant View, TN

Losing weight is a considerable challenge, so it makes sense to take advantage of all the help you can get, especially from weight loss experts like Shannah Steel, DO, of Steel Family Medicine in Pleasant View, Tennessee. Dr. Steel is a board-certified Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine who has extensive experience helping people lose weight healthily and sustainably. For support in reaching your weight loss goals, call Steel Family Medicine today, or book an appointment online.

Weight Loss Q & A

Why do I need to consider weight loss?

Being overweight or obese can have significant effects on your health, so by making sure you stay at a healthy weight, you can avoid serious medical problems such as:

  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • Arthritis and other joint problems
  • Sleep apnea and other breathing difficulties
  • Gallstones

Being overweight places a great strain on your body; it makes organs work far harder than they need to while muscles get weaker through inactivity. The more excess weight you carry, the less you feel able to take part in physical activities, even those you enjoy.

How do I know if I’m overweight?

The standard measurement for assessing weight is BMI (body mass index). A BMI calculator takes your height and weight and calculates where you are on a scale, so if you have a BMI of between 25 and 29.9, you’re overweight. If your BMI is 30 or over, you’re obese, and your health is at serious risk.

You can enter your measurements into an online calculator to get an idea of where you are on the BMI scale, but for a more accurate assessment of your weight, it’s best to go for a consultation at Steel Family Medicine.

A thorough evaluation of your weight compared to both height and body type gives you a clearer picture of how much weight you need to lose, and Dr. Steel can check your health to see if there are any problems developing.

What’s the best way to lose weight?

There’s no single approach that’s effective for every patient, but if you join a weight loss program at Steel Family Medicine, you stand a far greater chance of succeeding in your efforts to lose weight.

Dr. Steel and the team can design a personalized weight loss program for you, combining healthy eating plans, dietary supplements, and exercise strategies to ensure you lose weight safely and steadily. You can attend individual weight loss appointments, or weight loss group appointments and classes.

With support from medical professionals who can monitor your health as well as your weight loss, you should see your weight coming down steadily over time, and find it easier to keep from regaining weight afterward.

Find out more about effective weight loss programs by calling Steel Family Medicine today, or book an appointment online.