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Weight Loss

Chetanna Okasi, MD

OB/GYN located in Columbia, MD & Greenbelt, MD

Weight loss isn’t simple for everyone, especially if you have hormone imbalances or chronic stress creating barriers between you and your goals. Chetanna Okasi, MD, can put you on track with personalized medical weight loss support at Women’s Wellness MD in Columbia, Maryland. Schedule an appointment online or over the phone to begin your weight loss program today. 

Weight Loss Q & A

How do weight loss services work?

Weight loss services are meant to help you manage your weight so you can avoid or manage health conditions and risks associated with being overweight or obese. If you’re having trouble losing weight on your own, Dr. Okasi can assist you with her medical expertise. 

After evaluating your health at Women’s Wellness MD, Dr. Okasi makes individualized weight management recommendations. She may recommend one or more of these strategies and provide ongoing support:

A reduced-calorie eating plan

Dr. Okasi can help you make beneficial changes to your eating habits so you eat less and stay full. 

Exercise recommendations

Exercising helps you burn more calories so you can lose more body fat. Even mild exercise like walking has its benefits. Dr. Okasi can advise you on how much exercise you should do to reach your goals. 

Weight loss medications

Sometimes, weight loss medications can give you the boost you need to reach your goal weight. Dr. Okasi can determine if weight loss medications are an appropriate strategy for your weight loss program. 

What are the health and safety benefits of weight loss?

Managing your weight offers multiple health, wellness, and safety benefits. Reducing your weight can help prevent:

  • Type 2 diabetes and high blood sugar
  • Heart disease
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Certain types of cancer
  • Osteoarthritis and joint pain
  • Immobility
  • Depression

If you already have one or more health conditions associated with high body fat, a weight loss program can help manage or treat them. 

Which factors can make weight loss challenging?

One of the reasons why weight loss services are personalized is because there are often specific factors making weight loss more challenging for some. Many people struggle to lose weight even when they’re taking all the necessary steps, like following a low-calorie diet and exercising regularly.

At Women’s Wellness MD, Dr. Okasi can address underlying barriers keeping you from reaching your ideal weight, including:

  • Hormone imbalances (e.g., menopause)
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Chronic stress
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Insulin resistance
  • Specific medications

Dr. Osaki considers every aspect of your health while creating your individualized weight management recommendations at Women’s Wellness MD. 

Call Women’s Wellness MD or schedule an appointment online to get started with personalized weight loss services today. 

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