CareOne Internal Medicine and Primary Care
Internal Medicine & Primary Care Practice located in Houston, TX
Whether this is your first attempt to lose weight or you’ve spent years on the weight-loss roller coaster, repeatedly losing and regaining weight, your chances of success are better when you’re not alone. Mubarak Khawaja, MD, Asim Khawaja, MD, and the team at CareOne Internal Medicine and Primary Care offer comprehensive weight-loss support, including help creating an individualized diet and exercise plan and prescribing weight-loss medications. If you live near Houston or Katy, Texas, and you’re ready to lose weight and keep it off, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.
Weight Loss Q & A
How does being overweight affect my health?
When you consume more calories than your body needs, they’re converted into fat and stored in adipose cells. These fat cells actively produce and release hormones and other biochemicals that cause body-wide inflammation and can negatively affect your metabolism.
As fat storage increases, blood levels of these damaging substances also increase, leading to health problems such as:
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Type 2 diabetes
- Cardiovascular disease
- Obstructive sleep apnea
- Breast, endometrial, and colon cancers
Carry extra weight also adds a significant amount of stress on your joints, especially your knees. As a result, you have a higher risk of developing osteoarthritis.
What benefits do I gain with medically supervised weight loss?
When you work with the team at CareOne Internal Medicine and Primary Care, your weight-loss journey begins with a complete evaluation of your health. They determine if you have underlying health conditions that may affect your weight loss and take steps to treat any problems.
Your provider also learns about lifestyle habits that may sabotage your efforts and helps you find ways to overcome those habits. They also provide ongoing support and motivation for those moments when you get stuck or feel like quitting.
What weight-loss services will I receive?
Your weight-loss program is fully customized to meet your needs. Your provider helps you set a healthy and sustainable weight-loss goal, and then they determine your daily calorie and activity requirements to meet that goal.
You’ll receive the information and services you need to support your success, such as:
Your CareOne Internal Medicine and Primary Care provider focuses on creating a diet that you can follow for the long run. You’ll learn about healthy portions and the foods to include and avoid in a healthy diet.
Exercise is essential for dropping extra pounds and maintaining your healthy weight. Your provider helps you develop an exercise regimen that’s safe for your body, with a focus on finding activities you enjoy.
Your provider may prescribe appetite suppressants, which reduce your hunger and make it easier to stick with your diet. These medications are effective, but they’re only used for a limited period of time to boost your results.
You can successfully lose weight with support from CareOne Internal Medicine and Primary Care. To schedule an appointment, call or book an appointment online.