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Delta Medical Weight Management Center -  - Weight Management

Delta Medical Weight Management Center

Weight Management located in Southaven, MS

Being overweight or obese puts you at risk of serious health conditions that threaten your quality of life and longevity. At Delta Medical Weight Management Center in Southaven, Mississippi, Ulric Duncan, MD, and a team of experienced practitioners provide medical weight loss programs that help you get to a healthy weight and stay there. Call the office to learn more about the medical weight loss programs available.

Weight Loss Q & A

What is considered obese?

Obesity is classified as having a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or greater. The calculation is determined by dividing your weight in kilograms by your height in meters, squared.

When you’re obese, you have excess body fat, often due to genetic and environmental factors. You may find it especially hard to lose weight, even with diet and physical activity.

Even if you’re not obese and want to lose just 5-10 pounds, Delta Medical Weight Management Center can help. They offer programs and services that fit every weight-loss need. 

Why is it dangerous to be overweight or obese?

More than 40 medical conditions are associated with obesity. Dr. Duncan and his team frequently address fatty liver disease. Other common conditions affected by your weight include: 

  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Sleep apnea and respiratory problems
  • Some cancers (endometrial, breast, and colon)

Losing even 5-10% of your weight when you’re obese can greatly improve your health outcomes and reduce your risk of disease. That means if you’re 200 pounds, a loss of 10-20 pounds can be clinically significant.

What weight-loss interventions are available?

At Delta Medical Weight Management Center, Dr. Duncan and his colleagues do a thorough evaluation of your current health and medical history to determine the strategies that are best for you. They may recommend weight-loss medications and other strategies including:

Orbera®

Orbera is an intragastric balloon that helps men and women lose 3.1 times more weight than diet and exercise alone. It’s a synthetic device placed in your stomach through the mouth in a non-surgical procedure. The device is left in for six months and helps you develop healthy habits. It’s noninvasive, nonpermanent, and FDA-approved.

Lipotropic injections and B12 injections

B12 injections encourage your body to use fat and carbohydrates for energy, rather than for fat storage. Lipotropic injections support weight loss by encouraging fat burning in patients who are already committed to a healthy diet and more physical activity.

Behavior counseling

The staff offers educational sessions to help you build a healthier lifestyle.

Colon hydrotherapy

Colon hydrotherapy is a safe, effective method of removing waste from the colon (large intestine).

If you’re ready to regain your health and lose weight, call Delta Medical Weight Management Center for an appointment today. 

 

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