Medical Weight Loss FAQs
We welcome your questions, comments or concerns. Our staff at Empire Medical Center is dedicated to providing recent, accurate information on both our weight loss and chiropractic services. Below, you will find answers to some of our most frequently asked questions, though we’re sure you might have other questions for us. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us concerning any other questions you may have
How does weight loss affect my high blood pressure and the medication I take to treat it?
In most cases, weight loss will lower blood pressure.The medical professional you work with watch blood pressure closely and make adjustments to your medication as they see fit.
Can losing weight lower my blood sugar?
Yes. When you start eating nutritiously and exercise frequently, sugars, vitamins and other levels in your body will return to healthy levels. If you have diabetes, healthy eating and weight loss can have an overwhelmingly positive effect on your blood sugar levels.
Will my cholesterol levels improve by losing weight?
Absolutely. As a part of healthy eating habits, many levels in your body, including your cholesterol levels, will start to change in a positive way. Let one of our professionals know if you are taking medication for high cholesterol. We closely monitor medication and cholesterol levels, making any adjustments to your medication as they become necessary.
Can being overweight increase my risk of getting cancer?
Being overweight can increase your probability for a number of diseases. Increased risk of colon, breast and endometrial cancers have been proven to be a result of excessive weight gain. Let one of our professionals know if your family has a history of cancer during your first appointment. Our knowledgeable and friendly team monitors weight gain and loss closely to make sure cancer is not a concern.
Could my excess weight be the reason I’ve been unsuccessful getting pregnant?
It’s a possibility. In some women, weight can affect fertility.
Does weight loss help improve problems with sleep apnea and other sleep-related problems?
Oftentimes, yes. Weight reduction has been proven to help alleviate the effects of sleep apnea.
How does extra weight cause problems for my joints and back?
Extra weight can make it hard for our joints to properly function. Weight loss and regular chiropractic appointments are safe, non-invasive ways to bring your joints some relief. Lower back pain can especially be the cause of some extra weight.
Does being overweight increase my risk of heart disease?
Yes. Excess weight also has the possibility of causing other problems with the liver and other organs in the body.
How can I get started on an advanced weight loss program?
By calling us at Empire Medical Center to make an appointment now. We promise a prompt response by a knowledgeable professional.