Understanding Your Weight-loss Options Brochure
More than 93 million Americans are affected by the disease of obesity. Obesity carries with it various other diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea and more. Combined with obesity, these conditions may greatly impact an individual’s quality of health and life.
Treating obesity can often be difficult. If you’re affected by obesity, you know first-hand that addressing your weight and improving your health is not always an easy task to accomplish. The scope of weight-loss options are wide and can often be confusing and intimidating.
It is important to note that all methods for addressing obesity should be utilized as “tools” as part of a comprehensive approach to addressing your weight and improving your health. There is no single treatment. A combination of the appropriately selected tools and lifestyle modification are essential in a successful obesity treatment and weight management plan.
Deciding which treatment option is best for you is an important first step. In this brochure, we will detail the most common weight-loss options available today:
- Behavior Modification
- Community-based Programs
- Commercial Weight-loss Products and Programs
- Physician Supervised Weight-loss
- Bariatric Surgery
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Please Note: Before choosing any weight-loss option, please contact a healthcare professional to decide which option is best for you. Throughout this brochure, you will notice next to each weight-loss option we have listed the type of weight category, according to body mass index (BMI), for which each weight-loss option is most commonly utilized. Often times, it may be necessary to combine more than one weight-loss option to achieve the best outcome and improve your health. To calculate your BMI, please click here. To navigate through the online version of this brochure, please click the “Next” link located in the lower left-hand corner of each page.