Millions of Americans live with obesity, according to the Centers for Disease Control, but very few medical professionals have the training and knowledge to properly manage it. If you or someone close to you is clinically obese, Valleywise Health can help.
You can see a board-certified obesity medicine specialist at the Valleywise Comprehensive Health Center – Phoenix, as well as Valleywise Community Health Centers in South Central Phoenix and Avondale.
What is Obesity?
Obesity involves having an excess amount of body fat. For many people, it happens because of a combination of factors, including genetics, environment and lifestyle choices.
What are the complications?
If left untreated, people with obesity are more likely to develop serious health problems, including:
- Type 2 diabetes
- Heart disease
- Sleep apnea
- Digestive problems
- Certain cancers
If you’re a woman who is looking for obesity treatment, you’re in the right place. Our gynecologist specializes in women’s health and can help address your unique concerns, including:
- Gestational weight gain
- Postpartum weight loss
- Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
- Secondary infertility
- Abnormal bleeding patterns
How can Valleywise Health help?
The good news is, even mild weight loss can improve your health. At Valleywise Health, your clinical team treats obesity as more than just a diet and exercise program. We treat obesity as a disease, focusing on all aspects of your body and mind. You’ll receive a treatment plan that takes your health history, medications and unique situation into account. A nutritionist will also be available to help with counseling at certain locations.