Weight Management Specialist

Many people believe they should be able to lose weight on their own and criticize themselves for a lack of willpower when they fail. But weight loss isn’t easy, and many factors like hormonal imbalances work against your best efforts. That’s why Ike Eni, MD, Heather Mathews FNP, and Krista Bingham FNP at ENIHEALTHCARE offer comprehensive weight-management services. They give you the information, medical care, and emotional support you need to finally win at weight loss. To learn more about weight management, call the office in The Woodlands, Texas, or book an appointment online today.

What are the benefits of weight management?

A weight-management program improves your long-term success by providing medical supervision and an individualized diet and exercise plan. Your medical care includes a physical exam and testing to determine if you have hormonal imbalances or chronic health conditions that affect your weight.

Beyond knowing that your health is in good hands, one of the best benefits of weight management at ENIHEALTHCARE is that you have a compassionate support team.

They give you information, answer your questions, and hold you accountable for meeting your weight-loss goals. They also help to gently motivate you if you backslide or hit a plateau.

What are the health risks of being overweight?

You gain weight when you consume more calories than your body burns. The extra calories are converted into fat and stored in your adipose cells. But these fat cells are more than just storage containers. They’re active cells that produce biochemicals and hormones that cause inflammation and health problems.

The more fat you have, the more of these substances circulate in your bloodstream. As a result, being overweight causes:

  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Heart disease
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Fatty liver disease
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Chronic back and joint pain

Being overweight also increases your chances of developing breast, endometrial, and colon cancers. 

What weight-management services will I receive?

The team at ENIHEALTHCARE takes a holistic approach to weight loss. They talk with you about your weight-loss history, current diet and exercise habits, overall health, and personal goals. Then they develop a weight-loss plan that works for you.

You receive services such as:

  • Dietary evaluation
  • Meal plans
  • Nutrition education
  • Customized exercise plan
  • Stress management
  • Vitamin supplements
  • Weight-loss medications

As part of your weight management, the team also treats any underlying conditions that affect your health and influence your weight. You may need to rebalance hormones, restore a nutritional deficiency, or manage chronic conditions such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, or cardiovascular disease. 

If you’re ready to take that step and begin a weight-management program, call ENIHEALTHCARE or book an appointment online today.