If you've been wanting to lose weight but are unsure of where to start, Dr. Carolyn Ross Riley of CornerStone MD in Dallas, TX, can help! With many years of success in helping patients lose unwanted pounds, Dr. Riley can aid you in achieving your weight loss goals safely and effectively! If you are on the fence on whether to reach out for help or not, here are just a few of the ways in which weight loss can improve your life.
Provide joint relief
When you are overweight, moving around can be a challenge due to the excess weight placing pressure on your back, hips, knees, and ankles. Losing just 10 pounds often translates into 30 to 40 pounds of pressure being lifted from your knees. Losing weight additionally reduces inflammation in the joints, making all manners of movement easier and more comfortable.
Eliminate concurrent diseases
Obesity isn't an isolated health problem—it often comes with other issues including high blood pressure, higher cholesterol levels, diabetes, and obstructive sleep apnea. These problems are known to be directly related to life-threatening events such as heart attacks and strokes. Reducing your weight can often help the numbers associated with these concurrent diseases to drop, helping you to feel better and have more energy to devote to getting in shape.
Lower cancer risk
By choosing to make lifestyle changes that help you lose weight, you're also investing in the future of your health. Obesity is associated with higher risks of several types of cancers, including women's breast cancer, certain types of brain tumors, and cancers associated with the digestive system (bowel, stomach, and esophageal). This is thought to be due to the reduction in hormones that can cause cellular changes.
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To begin seeing these benefits, physicians often recommend setting an initial goal of losing five to 10 percent of your total weight through changes in your diet and exercise. Need help getting started? Call CornerStone MD in Dallas, TX, today at (469) 801-8480.