According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in excess of 93 million Americans are obese. If you’re overweight or obese, you may be risking your health and your future, but Rumi Lakha, DO, of Alena Skin Care in Huntington Park, and Paramount, California, can help you shed those excess pounds safely and effectively. Dr. Lakha and his team have considerable experience assisting men and women with medically supported weight-loss programs, so call Alena Skin Care today at (562) 602-8877 (Paramount) or (323) 835-0882 (Huntington Park) to schedule a consultation.

Weight Loss Q & A

Why should I care about weight loss?

Being overweight or obese can cause some of the most serious health conditions, including:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Some cancers
  • Sleep apnea
  • Gallstones

Carrying excess weight can also make many other conditions worse. For example, the strain on your joints can accelerate the progression of osteoarthritis and put your whole body under severe stress. It’s harder to move, to breathe, and to enjoy your life when you’re overweight, and it can severely affect your mental health and reduce your quality of life.

How can I achieve healthy weight loss?

The diet industry is a multi-billion dollar marketplace that can overwhelm you with advice and choices about different methods of losing weight. The truth is there’s no quick fix for weight loss, so don’t believe empty promises of miracle diets or weight loss programs that don’t require any effort on your part.

At its heart, losing weight is about eating fewer calories and burning off more calories. That means eating a healthy, well-balanced diet and getting regular exercise. There are several ways of achieving success, using various types of weight loss meal plans combined with exercise programs.

Before starting your weight loss program you should have a physical with Dr. Lakha to make sure you’re healthy. He can also make sure you don’t have any medical conditions that could be affecting your ability to lose weight. Hypothyroidism, for example, can alter your metabolism so you gain weight more easily and struggle to lose weight.

Addressing any underlying health problems ensures you’re ready to start your weight-loss program, and with Dr. Lakha’s help, you can lose weight in a healthy and sustainable way.

How does my doctor help with weight loss?

Dr. Lakha plays a vital role in helping you reach your weight-loss goals. First, he can assess how much weight you need to lose and set sensible targets for you. He can also provide you with all the information you need to lose weight safely and sustainably, including healthy meal plans and exercise programs.

If you need a boost with your weight loss efforts, Dr. Lakha can prescribe medications, such as appetite suppressants. He can monitor your progress throughout your weight loss journey and make sure you stay healthy every step of the way.

Find out more about the healthiest way to lose weight by calling Alena Skin Care today.