Weight Loss Specialist

Obesity is on the rise, and over one third of Americans are obese, according to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Dr. Ajay Reddy is a weight management and obesity specialist, and a compassionate internal medicine physician providing medical weight-loss services for men and women in Rockville, Maryland. Dr. Reddy is fully aware of the increased risks of health complications associated with obesity and excess body weight. Dr. Reddy provides a comfortable and supportive environment for effective weight loss. Conveniently book your initial consultation online or call the office today.

What are the health complications associated with obesity?

Obesity can increase your risk for a variety of medical conditions, including:

  • Cancer
  • Arthritis
  • Diabetes
  • Inflammation
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Depression
  • Fatty liver disease
  • Cardiovascular disease

The excess weight puts increased pressure and stress on your organs, bones, and muscles.

How does medically supervised weight loss work?

Medical weight loss entails the valuable and helpful support of a trained medical professional. During your regular checkups, Dr. Reddy can evaluate and monitor your health and help you to lose weight as safely and effectively as possible.

Working with you every step of the way, Dr. Reddy meets with you regularly. He conducts a comprehensive body composition analysis and a physical exam, and takes your medical and family history. Dr. Reddy devises customized treatment plans, and depending on your individual circumstances, he might recommend weight-loss methods, such as:

  • Medications
  • Supplements
  • Lifestyle modifications
  • Diagnostic testing
  • Rehabilitative exercise
  • Valuable education and information
  • Medical nutrition training

Some genetic and environmental factors can influence body weight. Dr. Reddy considers every aspect of your health.

Nutrition is an integral part of your medical weight-loss plan. It’s important that you consume the appropriate amount of nutrient-dense foods that promote a healthy weight, give your body energy, and fuel you through your day. You’ll likely need to reduce your caloric intake and increase your physical activity level. Any medications are closely monitored and adjusted accordingly.

Dr. Reddy ensures you have all the tools necessary to maintain your weight and build confidence. By the end of your medical weight-loss program, you should have a better relationship with food and more energy to keep up with your physical activity level and healthy lifestyle changes.

What medical conditions might affect weight loss?

Some medical conditions can affect weight loss, including irritable bowel syndrome and arthritis. If you have chronic pain, you may find it more difficult to exercise regularly and need specially modified exercise plans. Those with thyroid disorder or other chronic conditions can lose or gain weight rapidly and require more specialized care and monitoring.

Dr. Reddy works with you to decide the best course of action to help you achieve your ideal healthy weight and identify the right medications when necessary. He also determines the best food sources for your body. Call or schedule your consultation online for attentive care on your medically supervised weight-loss journey.