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Weight Loss Specialist

Seven Corners Medical Center

Internal Medicine & Primary Care Practice located in Falls Church, VA

When you are overweight, you could be at a significantly higher risk for health problems such as diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. Anu George, MD, of Seven Corners Medical Center in Falls Church, Virginia, offers personalized and holistic weight-loss support. For a consultation regarding healthy weight loss, call the office or schedule an appointment online.

Weight Loss Q & A

Why is being overweight bad for my health?  

Being outside of a healthy weight range places increased demand on every system of your body. Being significantly overweight or obese causes: 

  • Early signs of aging
  • Added work for the heart and lungs
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Hardening of the arteries
  • Insulin resistance 
  • Metabolic and hormone imbalance
  • Weakened immune system
  • Strain on muscles, joints, and tissues
  • Obstruction of airways during sleep
  • Chronic pain

Body mass index (BMI) is a measurement that determines your healthy weight range based on your height. Your primary care provider assesses your BMI and your weight-related risks as part of an expert consultation. 

Having a BMI of greater than 29 places you at a significantly higher risk for many long-term complications that could profoundly impact your overall wellness. 

Why is healthy weight loss important? 

Healthy weight loss is essential to your overall health and wellness because being obese or overweight can put you at a much higher risk for serious conditions, including:  

  • High blood pressure
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • High cholesterol
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Stroke
  • Neuropathy 
  • Glaucoma
  • Liver disease
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Infertility
  • Kidney disease
  • Diabetes
  • Breast, colon, and endometrial cancer
  • Arthritis and other joint disorders

Your risk for long-term complications decreases with weight loss, ongoing nutritional support, and a healthier lifestyle. Dr. George and the team at Seven Corners Medical Center offer weight loss support that empowers you to make healthy choices and see significant results.

What does weight-loss support entail? 

Seven Corners Medical Center offers a streamlined weight-loss program personalized for each patient. After a complete assessment and health history, Dr. George creates a holistic weight-loss plan that helps you meet your goals and maintain a healthy weight. Your weight loss plan may involve a combination of lifestyle changes and medical support. 

Lifestyle changes may include:

  • Increasing fruit and vegetable intake
  • Avoiding sugary and fried foods
  • Increasing water intake
  • Planning meals and snacks
  • Adding some daily exercise
  • Making small, realistic goals  

Your weight-loss plan may also include appetite-suppressing medications, nutrition counseling, exercise guidance, and emotional support. Dr. George may also recommend body sculpting with TruSculptĀ® to address stubborn pockets of fat that seem to resist diet and exercise.

Dr. George and the team at Seven Corners Medical Center offers ongoing support of your weight loss and healthier lifestyle. Whatever your weight-loss goals, you can trust them to be with you every step of the way.

For healthy, effective weight loss and dependable support, and call the office or schedule a consultation with Dr. George at Seven Corners Medical Center today.