Obesity in Texas

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Obesity is a chronic medical condition caused by excess body fat, and it has an adverse effect on overall health. Based on CDC guidelines, if your body mass index (BMI) is classified as 30 or higher, you are considered obese. Being obese increases your risk of serious diseases, like diabetes, heart disease, sleep apnea, infertility, and certain types of cancer. Obesity negatively impacts day-to-day activities and dramatically affects quality of life.

Obesity can have multiple causes that include:

  • Genetic predisposition: A patient is more likely to be obese if members of their family are also obese.
  • Sedentary lifestyle: Persons who are less physically active during the week are more likely to be obese.
  • Overeating: Binge eating and overeating leads to weight gain.
  • Medications: Some medications, like certain types of antidepressants, anticonvulsants, and antipsychotics, can cause weight gain.
  • Diseases: Conditions, like depression, hypothyroidism and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), are linked to increased weight gain and obesity.
  • Psychological factors: Patients who have anxiety or are prone to emotional eating can be more likely to gain weight.

If you are interested in losing weight and creating a healthier lifestyle, we invite you to contact Ignite and schedule a consultation. We can manage your weight loss journey virtually and help you achieve your goals with a variety of nonsurgical treatment options.

The treatment of obesity involves taking intentional steps to reduce your weight, identifying the root cause of your weight gain, and education on how to improve your overall quality of life. Ignite Weight Loss & Mental Health offers a selection of custom-selected prescription weight loss medications, vitamins, natural supplements, energy boosters, injectables, and appetite suppressants at a fraction of retail prices. We also offer other virtual services, including nutrition counseling, exercise counseling, and behavioral and lifestyle counseling, to help people throughout Arizona, Texas and New Mexico reach their goals. Ignite Weight Loss & Mental Health is also proud to offer pre-bariatric surgery psychiatric evaluations for patients planning weight loss surgery. Our practice brings sensitivity and compassion into every treatment step for patients with obesity. Ignite is unique in the holistic, empathetic approach to treatment that is lacking in many weight loss practices. 

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