Weight Loss

Pickett Family Medical Ctr

Family Practice located in The Colony, TX

Obesity can cause many health complications and interfere with your everyday activities. The staff at Pickett Family Medical Center can help you lose the weight you need and get on the right path to a healthy and active lifestyle, providing guidance and support every step of the way. Schedule an appointment by calling or booking online to discuss your weight loss goals and start a manageable plan of action.

Weight Loss Q & A

How does obesity affect your health?

Carrying around excess weight can make you uncomfortable and self-conscious, and can make it hard to get around.

Obesity can also put you at high risk for developing serious chronic illnesses, including:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Heart disease and stroke
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Osteoarthritis and joint pain
  • Sleep apnea, asthma, or other breathing problems
  • Some cancers
  • Gout
  • Gallbladder disease and gallstones
  • Back problems
  • Infertility in women
  • Erectile dysfunction in men

How can Pickett Family Medical Center help with losing weight?

The team at Pickett Family Medical Center provide counseling and ongoing management over the course of your weight loss treatment. Working one-on-one, they design a plan for you that meets your goals but also takes your lifestyle into consideration.

All plans include eating healthily and making time for exercise. However, work, travel, budget, or time for exercise can all impact your ability to stick to a plan. This is all taken into consideration when customizing a plan for you, as well as any medical risk factors.

As a family medical practice, Pickett Family Medical Center encourages your entire family to become involved in the process, which can make it a lot easier to follow your plan.

You should expect to make regular follow-up visits to monitor your progress and discuss challenges or concerns.

Am I just overeating?

Not necessarily. There can be underlying medical conditions that may be causing you to gain weight or make you unable to lose weight. The first step is a comprehensive evaluation at Pickett Family to determine any underlying medical causes and treat them immediately.

One common culprit is the thyroid — a gland located in your neck which releases hormones that regulate your heart rate and metabolism. An underactive thyroid, a cyst or tumor on the thyroid, or other condition compromising your thyroid could impact your body’s ability to lose weight.

If your thyroid is causing weight gain, the team can prescribe medication or other procedures to correct it.

Losing weight is challenging but can have tremendous health benefits. Pickett Family Medical Center can provide you with the guidance and support you need to reach your weight loss goals, and ensure that your weight is not impacted by underlying health conditions.

Call or book a consultation online and find out how to start your weight loss journey.