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Obesity Management services offered in Jupiter FL

Being overweight or obese can be detrimental to your health. That’s why Danielle Lucien, MD, and the team at LuZcare offer obesity management services to residents in and around Jupiter, Florida. When you’re ready to try a new approach to weight loss, schedule an initial visit online or over the phone. With the right guidance and support, you can begin a path toward enhanced health and wellness.


Obesity Management Q & A

What are the health risks of being overweight or obese?

Carrying a significant amount of extra weight places an enormous toll on your body, affecting virtually every organ and system. People who are overweight or obese are at an increased risk of numerous health problems, including:

  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Certain cancers
  • Sleep apnea
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Hypertension
  • High cholesterol
  • Osteoarthritis

This is far from a comprehensive list. Being overweight or obese can dramatically decrease your daily quality of life.
 

What is obesity management?

Obesity management involves using medical skills and knowledge to guide individuals toward a healthier weight. There are many ways to approach obesity management, which is why LuZcare offers customized plans that meet you where you are in your weight loss journey. 

Lifestyle interventions are one of the most powerful ways to move closer to a healthy weight. That process begins by identifying the root cause of overweight and obesity. Once you know how your weight reached its current point, you can begin the process of improving your daily habits. 

Weight loss medications can play a role in treating obesity, but they come with a risk of side effects. More importantly, finding ways to change your approach to diet and physical activity will yield lasting results, whereas a course of medication might only help you drop pounds in the short term, only to see the weight return. 

How is medically supervised weight loss different?

You’ve probably tried many different diet and exercise plans over the years, with mixed results. There is an astounding range of weight loss advice available, much of which is conflicting and some of which is potentially dangerous. 

Medically supervised weight loss places your health at the center of the process. You’ll begin with a comprehensive exam and screenings that determine your current health and wellness. Your customized obesity management plan is tailored to push your body without threatening your health. 

You’ll also have the support you need to stay on track and thrive as you move closer to your goals. Having a team with whom to share your successes and challenges can make a world of difference. As you move through the process, you’ll have ongoing health screenings to measure how your body responds, and you might even be able to reduce or eliminate medications for chronic health issues like diabetes or hypertension. 

When you’re ready to begin, call the office to set up an initial visit. Online booking is also an option and takes little time to complete.