Weight Loss

Weight Loss

Weight Loss services offered in Glen Burnie, MD

It’s no secret that too much body weight can have a devastating impact on health. N’Dama Bamba, MD, MPH, at Dr. Bamba’s Health and Medical Center in Glen Burnie, Maryland, offers personalized weight loss programs to boost your chances of success. She also ensures you stay well throughout your weight loss journey and beyond. Call Dr. Bamba’s Health and Medical Center to book a weight loss assessment or schedule an appointment online today.

Weight Loss Q&A

Is weight loss important for good health?

If you carry excess body weight, losing it will improve your health considerably. Being overweight for your size is dangerous, causing or contributing to numerous serious diseases, including:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Heart disease and heart attacks
  • Carotid artery disease and strokes
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Some cancers
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)
  • Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Kidney disease

In addition to the fat you can see in the mirror, harmful visceral fat also builds up around your organs. This fat is especially likely to increase your risk of life-threatening diseases.

Excess weight has many more adverse effects than the diseases it causes, though. Your weight can make you tired, miserable, hot, and easily exhausted. Everything you do requires extra effort, and you might quickly get out of breath easily. You’re more likely to get rashes and infections and could suffer from complications if you get sick.

Why is medical weight loss the best choice?

You can find no end of diets, weight loss products, and people selling miracle cures these days, so you don’t have to see your doctor about weight loss. However, working with Dr. Bamba does offer some significant advantages.

First, she uses evidence-based diet plans and proven weight loss products with FDA approval and considerable research behind them. Most commercial diets and weight loss products are less well-proven, and some are unhealthy, leading to disappointing results. Even those that get the weight off often fail to help you maintain your new healthy weight long-term.

Dr. Bamba also provides something no non-medical professional can: effective health monitoring throughout your weight loss journey. You can be confident that your health is the priority and limit your risk of injuries, heart and lung problems, and other adverse effects.

In addition, Dr. Bamba diagnoses and treats conditions you may not know you have that affect your ability to lose weight. Type 2 diabetes and hypothyroidism are common problems. Low testosterone in men and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in women could have similar effects.

Dr. Bamba uses HRT and other treatments to counteract the effects conditions like these have on your weight.

What might my weight loss program contain?

Weight loss programs typically include the following:

  • Exercise programs
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Behavioral therapy
  • Medication management
  • Routine health checks

Some patients might require prescription weight loss medications like appetite suppressants.

Call Dr. Bamba’s Health and Medical Center to learn more, or book your weight loss appointment online today.