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Obesity Specialist

MM Jersey City Breathing Center

Internal Medicine & Pulmonology located in Jersey City, NJ

Obesity is a national epidemic that affects more than 93 million Americans, and despite growing awareness about the issue, obesity rates continue to rise. While being overweight is often considered a cosmetic issue, being overweight or obese can cause a number of significant health complications that can be life-threatening. The team at MM Jersey City Breathing Center, with three convenient locations throughout Jersey City, New Jersey, can provide solutions to help you get your weight under control and avoid possible complications. To learn more about your weight-loss options, call one of the offices to make an appointment.

Obesity Q & A

What is considered medically overweight or obese?

During your initial meeting, your specialist at MM Jersey City Breathing Center performs a comprehensive physical exam and asks questions about your personal and family medical history. 

The practice uses the body mass index (BMI) that measures your height in proportion to your weight in order to assess whether you are overweight. 

If your BMI falls between 25 and 30, you’re considered overweight, and if your reading is over 30, you’re medically obese. In either case, your specialist can help develop a weight-loss plan that takes into account your lifestyle and current state of health.

What are the health complications that obesity can trigger?

If you don’t get your weight under control, you are at a higher risk of developing chronic conditions like:

  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Hypertension
  • High cholesterol
  • Arthritis 

There are a host of other issues that can also develop with untreated obesity. In order to avoid these complications, the team at MM Jersey City Breathing Center provides solutions to help you get your weight under control and live a healthier life.

What types of weight-loss solutions do you offer?

The team at MM Jersey City Breathing Center develops a weight-loss plan that is tailored to your specific needs and lifestyle. These plans can include one, or more often, a combination of the following:

Diet and exercise

Eating healthy and at least 30 minutes of daily exercise are the first line of defense against being overweight. These healthy lifestyle choices are important steps to include in your weight-loss program. The practice can help create dietary and exercise plans to help speed up your weight loss.

Medication

If lifestyle changes alone aren’t enough, the team can prescribe weight-loss medication that suppresses your appetite. 

Surgery

For extreme cases, your specialist can discuss various bariatric surgery options in which a surgeon reduces the size of your stomach so you crave less food.

During your initial consultation, the team assesses your weight-loss goals and can suggest the right treatments for you.

Is a professional weight-loss program right for me?

The weight-loss programs at MM Jersey City Breathing Center are for anyone trying to get their weight under control. The practice works with you to find the right combination of treatments that suit your weight-loss goals and physical needs.

To start your weight-loss journey, call the office to schedule an appointment at MM Jersey City Breathing Center.