Weight Loss

Patel Aesthetics

Niki Patel, MD, PC

Board Certified Internal Medicine Physician located in New York, NY & Bronx, NY

Achieving a healthy weight can dramatically reduce your risk for several medical problems and improve your self-esteem. At Patel Aesthetics, primary care physician Niki Patel, MD offers weight loss management for adults at two convenient locations in Suffern and the Bronx, New York. If you want to look and feel healthier, call Patel Aesthetics or book an appointment online today.

Weight Loss Q & A

How does weight loss affect your health?

Excess weight affects much more than your appearance; it puts extra stress on your joints, cardiovascular system, and self-confidence. It may feel overwhelming if you have a lot of weight to lose, but research from the National Institutes of Health shows that even a 5-10% reduction in weight can significantly improve your health.

Although this percentage may be far from your personal health goal, weight loss management is a reasonable first step. Besides feeling better and having more energy, losing a modest amount of weight can improve your results on several health assessments, such as:

  • Cholesterol levels
  • Blood pressure
  • Blood sugar levels

What medical conditions are linked to obesity?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, obesity increases your risk for many severe health conditions, including:

  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Unhealthy cholesterol levels
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Endometrial, breast, colon, kidney, and liver cancers
  • Joint pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sleep apnea and breathing problems
  • Mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety

They also found that people who are obese are more likely to suffer from a poor quality of life and all causes of death than those of a healthy weight.

How can a doctor help you lose weight?

Dr. Patel understands that losing weight is hard, which is why he supports and guides patients seeking medical weight loss. He helps you see weight loss as a journey rather than a destination and makes sure you’re slimming down at a healthy rate.

It’s common to want to lose weight quickly, but the most effective and long-lasting weight loss management happens over time. As you adopt better eating habits and start increasing physical activity, weight loss becomes easier.

Dr. Patel evaluates your body type and metabolism through a physical exam and a review of your lifestyle habits. Based on this information, he works with you to develop a customized weight loss management plan that addresses the cause of your excess weight.

This may include counseling on proper nutrition and exercise or medications to facilitate weight loss.

To discover how Dr. Patel can help you get on track to a healthy body, call or book an appointment online today.