Weight Loss

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If you’re carrying a significant amount of extra weight, medically supervised weight loss can help you feel and function better. At Valley Village Health Clinic, Kristine Vardanyan, MD, and her professional team offer highly personalized weight loss support to residents of Valley Village, California. Book your visit today by calling the office or spending a few moments on the online scheduling page.

Weight Loss Q&A

Why is weight loss so challenging?

The answer to this simple question is more complex than you might imagine. There are a number of factors that make it so hard to lose weight and maintain those results. 

The American food supply is partly to blame. Fast food is available around the clock, and grocery store shelves are stocked with highly processed and nutritionally void foods. 

Your lifestyle can also be part of the problem. Many people spend the bulk of their days sitting in front of various screens and don’t spend nearly enough time being active. Your body is designed to move, and when you don’t get enough exercise, you can gain weight as a negative result. 

Poor sleep quality and high stress levels make matters worse and complicate efforts to lose weight. All things considered, it’s no surprise that Americans are living in a time of unprecedented obesity. 

Why is weight loss important to health and wellness?

It’s difficult to overstate the health problems brought on by being overweight or obese. Carrying a significant amount of extra weight negatively affects virtually every organ and system in your body.  

Some of the health problems definitively linked to overweight and obesity include:

  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Kidney disease
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Depression
  • Sleep apnea

These are just a few examples of serious health problems that can commonly affect overweight or obese people. Fortunately, dropping even a few pounds can dramatically reduce your risk of serious health consequences. 

How is medically supervised weight loss different?

You can certainly lose weight through fad diets and extreme exercise plans, but you may find it impossible to maintain those results. You also risk placing your body under undue strain, which can cause serious damage. 

Medically supervised weight loss places your health at the center of the process. You learn how to nourish your body with whole, healthy foods. Your practitioner also works with you to find ways to increase your activity levels. 

Meaningful change is the key to lasting weight loss. Medications might play a role in your weight loss journey, but drug therapy is never the sole approach. While working with your practitioner, you learn how to lose weight in a way that’s sustainable and in line with your health.

Get started today by calling to schedule a visit or spending a few moments on the online booking page.