Obesity Specialist

Apex Health & Body Sculpting

Aesthetic Medicine & Weight Loss Center located in New Orleans, LA

With nearly one-third of adults in the United States classified as obese, it’s not surprising that obesity has reached epidemic status. Michael Jones, MD, at Apex Health & Body Sculpting in New Orleans can teach you about your obesity and help you form a weight-loss plan. Soon, you can feel healthier and enjoy an easier life. To get help managing your weight, call or schedule an appointment online at Apex Health & Body Sculpting today.

Obesity Q & A

What is obesity?

Obesity is a medical condition and a weight category that is a step above simply being overweight: If you are obese, you have a body mass index (BMI) of 30.0 or higher. Your BMI is calculated using your height and weight.

Obesity increases your risk of many health conditions, including:

  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Stroke
  • Arthritis
  • Cancer

By losing weight, you become healthier and have a better chance at a longer and easier life. Keep in mind that obesity is an illness that calls for treatment and is not something to feel guilty about. With guidance, you can change your weight and be healthy.

What causes obesity?

Obesity may have several different causes. It is most often a result of consuming too many calories and leading a sedentary lifestyle. Other factors that contribute to obesity include:

  • Not getting enough sleep
  • Consuming a lot of sugar
  • Taking certain medications
  • Certain health conditions

Sugary foods are addicting, and it can be very difficult to eliminate from a diet. Some genetic traits also make you more likely to be obese. Getting out of your poor eating habits is difficult, and Dr. Michael Jones can help you overcome those mental challenges.

How can I manage my obesity?

The best way to manage your obesity is through eating healthy and exercising often and regularly. Dr. Jones can help you create a personalized weight-loss plan that is catered to your lifestyle and preferences. You will need to put in the time and commitment, but the payoff is better health and ease of living. Your weight management plan may include:

  • A personalized diet
  • An exercise plan and/or personal trainer
  • Weight-loss medications
  • Weight-loss surgeries

To lose weight, you need to be fully committed to your plan and have realistic goals. With changes in your mindset and lifestyle, you can keep that weight off and avoid obesity for the rest of your life.

If you are considered obese and would like to explore your options for weight management, call or schedule an appointment online at Apex Health & Body Sculpting today.