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Weight Management

South Austin OBGYN

OB-GYNs located in Austin, TX

Managing a healthy weight can be difficult for women, especially after childbirth and during the transition to menopause. At South Austin OB/GYN in South Austin, Texas, Dr. Martha Schmitz offers medically-supervised weight loss programs that can effectively help you achieve and maintain a healthy weight. The experienced medical staff offers support and guidance on your weight loss journey and the team has helped countless patients reach their goals. Schedule a consultation online or by calling the office to learn more.

Weight Management Q & A

What does medically-supervised weight loss entail?

At South Austin OB/GYN, Dr. Schmitz offers medically-supervised weight management programs to help you lose unwanted pounds. Programs typically include regular visits to monitor your weight loss progress. Regular appointments increase your accountability and allow the team to evaluate your progress. During your visits, you receive nutritional counseling and lifestyle advice to ensure a successful weight loss journey.

In addition to weight management programs, Dr. Schmitz offers diagnostic services to identify potential underlying medical conditions that can disrupt successful weight loss.

What are the risks of being overweight?

When you are overweight or obese, you’re at increased risk for developing serious medical conditions, including:

  • Stroke
  • Heart disease
  • Sleep apnea
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Kidney disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Certain types of cancer

Being overweight or obese may also cause complications in a pregnancy, including high blood pressure, high blood sugar levels, and higher probability of having to deliver your baby via a cesarean section.

Dr. Schmitz evaluates your current weight and determines what your reasonable weight loss goals are as part of the program.

What are the benefits of a physician-managed weight loss program?

Managing a healthy weight is not easy feat. Many people struggle to lose weight for a number of reasons, including nutritional deficiencies and underlying medical issues. You may also find it hard to lose weight due to poor food choices, and even binge eating issues.

Through her medically-supervised weight loss program, Dr. Schmitz can carefully monitor your progress, while focusing on treating your overall health. You can benefit from the customized care plan that takes into consideration your weight loss goals, activity levels, food preferences, and overall lifestyle.

Medically-managed weight loss programs offer more opportunities for success. You may be more motivated to follow your plan with supportive guidance than if you try to lose weight on your own. Once you achieve a healthier weight, you may be more inclined to stick with the new program for a lifetime.

To learn more about the benefits of medically-managed weight loss programs, book an appointment online or by phone.