Weight Loss Management

  1. June 13, 2019

    An Uncommon Solution to a Common Problem, Obesity

    One of the toughest health challenges we face in the US today is the ever-increasing rate of obesity. Obesity is a difficult and complex subject to talk about.

    Overweightness affects your appearance, your health status and it can play unfair psychological games with you. Self-criticism, negative emotions and a dreadful feeling of being judged by others often surround a person who struggles with being overweight. That is exactly the reason why there are a variety of “solutions” to weight loss. Most of what is available in the market does not deliver what it promises, a quick and easy way to lose weight.

    Approaches to Weight Loss

    As a compounding pharmacist, I am often asked about different options to help individuals lose weight. Some approaches include balancing your thyroid hormones, addressing female and male sex hormones and treating adrenal fatigue syndrome. We also compound low dose appetite suppressants (by prescription) for patients who have side

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  2. December 18, 2017

    Adult Obesity Facts

    Obesity is common, serious, and costly

    More than one-third (36.5%) of U.S. adults have obesity. Read CDC National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) data brief
    Obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancer, some of the leading causes of preventable death. Read guidelines
    The estimated annual medical cost of obesity in the U.S. was $147 billion in 2008 U.S. dollars; the medical costs for people who have obesity were $1,429 higher than those of normal weight. 

    Obesity affects some groups more than others

    Read abstract Journal of American Medicine (JAMA)

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  3. December 18, 2017

    Adult Obesity Prevalence Maps

    Obesity Prevalence in 2016 by Education and Age

    • Obesity decreased by level of education. Adults without a high school degree or equivalent had the highest self-reported obesity (35.5%), followed by high school graduates (32.3%), adults with some college (31.0%), and college graduates (22.2%).
    • Young adults were half as likely to have obesity as middle-aged adults. Adults aged 18-24 had the lowest self-reported obesity (17.3%) compared to adults aged 45-54 years who had the highest prevalence (35.1%).
    • Obesity Prevalence in 2016 Varies Across States and Territories
    • All states had more than 20% of adults with obesity.
    • 20% to less than 25% of adults had obesity in 3 states (Colorado, Hawaii, and Massachusetts) and the District of Columbia.
    • 25% to less than 30% of adults had obesity in 22 states and Guam.
    • 30% to less than 35% of adults had obesity in 20 states, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Islands.
    • 35% or more adults had obesity
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  4. December 13, 2017

    Fast Five Quiz: Weight Loss

    Fast Five Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Facilitating Healthy Weight Loss?

    In the wake of the food and drink excesses often tied to the holiday season, weight loss is an extremely popular New Year's resolution. Numerous health conditions are associated with overweight status. However, meaningful and healthy weight loss requires a careful consideration of behavioral changes as well as nutritional intake. Do you know best practices associated with proper strategies? Test your knowledge with this short quiz.

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