Weight Loss

Green Valley Primary Care

Seema B Sood, MD

Internal Medicine Physician & Integrated Medical Practice located in Las Vegas, NV

Being overweight not only limits your ability to engage in everyday activities, but it can also have a serious effect on your long-term health. Seema Sood, MD, of Green Valley Primary Care in Las Vegas has the medical expertise and the compassionate nature you need to help you lose weight, even when you’ve been struggling to shed the pounds. Find out more by calling Green Valley Primary Care today or booking an appointment online.

Weight Loss Q & A

Why do I need to be concerned about my weight?

Being overweight puts a severe strain on your internal organs, muscles, and bones, and you’re likely to have high levels of fat in your bloodstream and around your organs. As a result, you’re at an increased risk of developing serious conditions like:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Gallstones
  • Fatty liver disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Kidney disease
  • Sleep apnea
  • Some kinds of cancer

Being overweight makes it difficult to enjoy an active life and do everything you’d like to, for instance, playing with your children or grandchildren.

Losing weight lowers the risks of developing serious conditions, and you’ll be more energized and revitalized when you reach and maintain a healthier weight.

Why is weight loss so hard to achieve?

It can be a struggle trying to lose weight for several reasons:

  • Psychological issues
  • Problems with portion control
  • Feeling hungry
  • Missing your favorite foods
  • Finding time to exercise and make healthy food choices
  • Underlying health conditions such as thyroid hormone deficiency

It only takes moments to consume excess calories, but it may take hours and considerable effort to burn off those calories.

The key to successful weight loss is to find a method that works for you and is easy to stick to, rather than turning to fad diets. Any short-term success with crash dieting nearly always turns to failure in the long term.

How can my doctor help me with weight loss?

Dr. Sood plays a vital role in helping you lose weight. She advises you on healthy eating habits, how to exercise, and ways to look after your overall well-being while dieting. Dr. Sood examines you for any medical conditions that may be making it hard for you to lose weight, and she keeps an eye on your health while you’re shedding pounds.

Dr. Sood can also prescribe medications to help you reach your weight loss goals. These include the appetite suppressant phentermine and metabolism-boosting therapy hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) that helps you burn calories more effectively.

For support with weight loss, visit Green Valley Primary Care and let Dr. Sood create a diet program that is safe, healthy, and effective. Call the clinic now to book an appointment or use the online tool.