10 Benefits of Medical Supervised Weight Loss
Medically supervised weight loss can be beneficial for obese individuals seeking safe and effective weight loss. By having a medical professional monitor the individual’s weight loss, the patient’s overall health and well-being may also be closely supervised in order to help produce the safest, most effective results.
In addition to each plan being personalized to suit individual needs, some of the main benefits of medically controlled weight loss can include:
1. Lower Blood Pressure
According to the American Heart Association, nearly half of American adults have high blood pressure, and many are undiagnosed. By supervising the health of an individual during their weight-loss journey, high blood pressure is just one of the vital measurements that are used to benchmark progress and could prevent a major hypertensive crisis.
2. Healthier Heart
Heart disease is an umbrella term for a number of problems that can be fatal, but many of them can be improved by losing weight. Obesity can increase chances of developing high cholesterol and diabetes—two critical risk factors for heart disease.
3. Less Strain on Joints and Lower Back
A study of overweight and obese adults found that losing one pound of weight resulted in four pounds of pressure being removed from the knees. This means that losing even 10 pounds could remove more than 40 pounds of pressure (and pain) from just one part of an individual’s anatomy.
Often, weight-loss issues correlate with self-esteem issues. Beginning to see and feel a physical improvement early on in the weight loss process can boost self-confidence and even motivate the individual to take more action toward their goals.<