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Carrying excess weight can increase your risk of many different health problems. At RichSkin, Daniel Richard, NP and Tara Richard, NP offer scientifically proven weight loss tools that can help you reach and maintain a healthier weight. Get started today by calling the office to book a visit, or use the simple online scheduling tool to find a time to come in.

What are the health risks of being overweight or obese?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people who are overweight or obese have a higher risk of many health issues, some of which are potentially life-threatening. Some of the health problems you can encounter include:

  • Coronary heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Osteoarthritis
  • High cholesterol
  • Mental health issues
  • Cognitive problems
  • Sexual dysfunction

This is far from a comprehensive list. Virtually every organ and system in your body is negatively affected by being overweight or obese.

What is medically supervised weight loss?

You’ve probably tried many diet and exercise programs over the years. You may even have had some success, only to see the weight returning after a period of time. Medically supervised weight loss offers the chance to lose weight while under the care of an experienced medical professional.

The process begins with a health assessment to learn more about your current health and your past experiences with weight loss and gain. This information allows your provider to create a customized weight loss plan that aligns with your needs and goals.

The goal is to shed the pounds, but always within the larger scope of your overall health and wellness. This is not an approach that relies on fad diets, extreme measures, or intense exercise to move the dial. You’ll learn healthy, sustainable ways to move closer to a healthy weight.

Most importantly, you’ll have the support of the RichSkin team as you navigate your weight loss journey. Periodic health checks ensure you are moving toward your goals without compromising your health. As you progress, you may even be able to stop taking certain medications as your health improves.

What role does medication play in weight loss?

Some people are able to make meaningful improvements through diet and exercise alone. Medications may be needed to prompt weight loss, especially in the initial stages.

There are many medications to choose from that are FDA approved for weight loss.  Prescription medications come with a risk of side effects and are not right for everyone. It is important to work with a medical professional to incorporate medications into your weight loss planning.

What medication does RichSkin use to help our clients lose weight?

RichSkin is pleased to offer one of the most promising new weight loss drugs to hit the market in years!  GLP-1 is a once weekly injection that has been providing dramatic weight loss to clients.  Initially FDA approved for type two diabetes this drug is now approved for weight loss.  RichSkin is excited to offer this to our clients who have been struggling with weight loss through diet and exercise alone.  

When you’re ready to take a step closer to your ideal weight, schedule a visit to meet with Dan or Tara Richard and their team. Online scheduling is available, or you can always call the office at 978.361.6650.

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