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Overweight/Obesity Care in NYC

Helping You Manage Your Weight in a Healthy Way

Obesity is increasing in New York City, with approximately 32% of Bronx residents and 27% of Brooklyn residents reporting a body mass index of 30 or greater. MHHC offers comprehensive overweight/obesity care in NYC for patients who are struggling with their weight and/or conditions that affect their weight. Our team of healthcare professionals understands that these conditions can lead to additional health problems, and we are committed to helping patients manage their weight in a healthy and sustainable way.

To learn more about how we can help you address your weight and provide the necessary treatments, contact MHHC at (718) 716-4400.

What Are the Symptoms of Being Overweight or Obese?

Being overweight or obese can lead to a number of different symptoms and health problems. Some common symptoms associated with weight gain include:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Joint pain
  • Fatigue
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Sleep apnea
  • Depression and other mental health concerns

Causes and Risks Associated with Weight Gain

Weight conditions are often caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Some common causes include:

  • Consuming too many calories
  • Lack of physical activity
  • Genetics
  • Certain medical conditions or medications
  • Poor sleep habits

Carrying excess weight can also increase the risk of developing a number of serious health conditions, including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and certain types of cancer.

Diagnosing and Treating Weight Conditions

At MHHC, we offer a variety of services that can help patients manage and treat their weight conditions. Our experienced healthcare professionals work with patients to develop personalized treatment plans that address their unique needs and goals.

Some of the services that we offer include:

  • Nutritional Counseling: Our nutritionists can work with patients to develop healthy eating habits that promote weight loss and improve overall health.
  • Exercise Programs: We offer a variety of exercise programs that can help patients increase physical activity levels and lose weight.
  • Medication: In some cases, medication may be necessary to help patients manage their weight conditions. Our healthcare professionals can help patients understand their medication options and use them correctly.
  • Surgery: In severe cases, bariatric surgery may be necessary to help patients lose weight and improve their health. Our healthcare professionals can help patients understand the benefits and risks of this type of surgery and decide if it is right for them.

In addition to helping patients manage weight directly, we also diagnose and treat medical conditions that can lead to weight gain. Some conditions that can contribute to increased weight or obesity may include:

  • Hypothyroidism
  • Cushing's syndrome
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Insulin resistance

Our healthcare professionals can help patients understand their specific condition and develop a treatment plan that addresses their unique needs.

Prevention Measures and Management Tips

Prevention is key when it comes to some of the conditions mentioned above. Some measures that can be taken to prevent these conditions include:

  • Eating a healthy, well-balanced diet
  • Getting enough regular exercise
  • Getting enough quality sleep
  • Managing stress
  • Avoiding smoking and limiting alcohol consumption

MHHC offers a range of services to help patients prevent and manage certain conditions. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you lead a healthier, happier life.

Ready to Get Started?

Take control of your health today by contacting MHHC. Give us a call at (718) 716-4400 to schedule an appointment regarding overweight/obesity care in NYC.