Reaching and maintaining a healthy weight is among the most powerful things you can do to improve your overall health and wellness. Bernadette Kimemia, DNP, ARNP, FNP-C, and Phyllis Muthee, NP, ARNP, of House Call Doctors of Pacific Northwest PLLC offer weight management services to the Bellingham, Snohomish and Everett, Washington, patients in their care. When you’re ready to try a new weight loss and management approach, call the office or book an appointment online.
Carrying a significant amount of extra weight places an enormous toll on your body and increases your risk of a wide range of health issues — the higher those numbers on the scale climb, the greater your risk level.
Some of the health problems linked to living at an unhealthy weight include:
It also increases your risk of all causes of death.
Several factors contribute to the growing problem of weight management challenges in America and worldwide.
The modern American lifestyle is partly to blame. More time spent in front of screens at work, in school, and for entertainment leaves little time for getting outside and engaging in healthy physical activities.
Poor sleep quality, high stress, and conflicting health information also contribute to weight gain, making it difficult to lose weight and keep it off.
Hormones may be contributing to your weight management challenges. Hormones communicate with your hypothalamus, which regulates your hunger, thirst, and body temperature. They influence your appetite and how much food you eat.
Medically supervised weight loss is different. It’s a customized approach that centers on your current health and shifts to adapt as you move through your weight management journey. There are no fad diets, no extreme exercise programs, and no gimmicky techniques.
Medications can help by controlling your appetite or supporting your body as you lose weight, especially in the early phases of your progress. But meaningful and sustainable lifestyle modifications are the best way to achieve lasting results.
House Call Doctors of Pacific Northwest PLLC's compassionate team works closely with you to identify the factors that led you to your current weight. You’ll also explore your unique strengths and challenges, which are critical for creating a weight management plan that delivers results.
You’ll have the support of the team as you move closer to your goals. Having trusted medical professionals to celebrate your achievements, hold you accountable, and serve as a resource for questions and concerns is essential for successful weight loss.
Get started today by booking your initial visit online or over the phone.