Obesity is a serious issue that affects millions of Americans. Being overweight can put you at a higher risk for several different health issues including cardiovascular disease, and potentially shorten your lifespan. At Virginia Heart & Vascular Institute in Fairfax VA, we’re committed to ensuring the health of all of our patients to help them live longer, healthier lives.
We offer our patients a wide range of weight loss programs tailored to fit any lifestyle. Our specially designed weight loss and nutrition systems have been created by our physician, whom will help you start losing weight and living healthy right away. Your physician will work with you every step of the way, providing one-on-one support, education and counseling to help you achieve your weight loss goals.
Body Mass Index (BMI) Classifications
- Less than 18.5 – Underweight
- 18.5-24.9 – Normal weight
- 25-29.9 – Overweight
- 30-34.9 – Class 1 obesity
- 35-39.9 Class 2 obesity
- 40+ – Extreme obesity
Obesity is a preventable condition, and losing weight can reduce your risk of developing health issues as a result of obesity. Changing your diet, becoming active, and making lifestyle changes are recommended actions for people who are overweight.
Conditions Associated With Obesity
Losing weight helps prevent or reduce several conditions including:
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Type 2 diabetes
- Coronary artery disease
- Gallbladder disease
- Sleep apnea
- Varicose veins
- Certain cancers (colon, prostate, breast)
Medical Weight Loss in Fairfax VA
In order to avoid these life threatening health conditions, it’s highly recommended that you lose weight if you are obese. Depending on your physical condition and overall health, there are several steps you can take to improve your health and lose weight.
- Eating healthier
- Increasing physical activity
- Medications (only if recommended by a doctor)
- Reducing stress
- Behavioral changes
Our treatment options include:
- Weight Loss Medication
- Weight Loss Supplements
- Medical Testing
- Nutrition & Diet Programs
Losing weight is a long term commitment that requires major changes in your habits and daily activities. Contact Virginia Heart & Vascular Institute at 703-560-1075 to speak to a cardiologist or physician that specializes in weight loss if you are overweight or obese.