Weight Loss

Mango Medical

Podiatrists & Primary Care Practice located in Kamuela, HI

Being overweight is a common concern for Americans, with about 40% of adults classified as obese. When you need help with weight loss and developing better nutritional habits, the compassionate team of primary care providers at Mango Medical in Kamuela, Hawaii, work with you to help you lose weight and develop a long-term healthier lifestyle. Learn how weight loss can help you prevent chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease. Call today to schedule your personalized weight-loss consultation or book an appointment online anytime, day or night.

Weight Loss Q & A

What are the health risks of being overweight?

As you probably know, many different illnesses and health risks are associated with being overweight, including life-threatening conditions. If you’re overweight, you may have an increased risk for any of the following serious health concerns.

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Sleep apnea
  • Kidney disease
  • Fatty liver disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Heart disease
  • Cancer
  • Stroke
  • Pregnancy complications

If you want to lose weight, the team at Mango Medical takes a holistic approach to help you reach your weight loss goals and prevent illness long-term. They provide the support and resources you need to embark on a weight loss journey and develop healthier eating and exercise habits.

How can I tell if I’m obese?

Your Body Mass Index (BMI) is one way to tell if you’re obese, overweight, or a normal weight. BMI measures your weight in relation to your height and determines your category as follows.

  • Obese range: BMI of 30 or higher
  • Overweight range: BMI of 25-29.9
  • Normal weight range: BMI of 18.5-24.9

Additionally, your waist size in inches can also help determine if you’re obese as well as if you’re at an increased risk for certain health conditions. If you’re a woman, your waist size should be less than 35 inches, and if you’re a man, your waist should measure less than 40 inches.

How does a primary care physician help with weight loss?

Your Mango Medical physician helps you make sound nutritional choices, increase your activity levels, and embrace a healthier lifestyle overall.

Your weight loss treatment plan becomes part of your complete health and wellness plan, so you learn the importance of eating healthy, unprocessed foods and incorporating regular physical activity into your day.

Your physician also helps you balance your sleep patterns and take care of your mental health.

The Mango Medical team recognizes that it’s one thing to know how to eat right and exercise, but infinitely harder to maintain healthy behaviors over time. That’s why in addition to the services they offer, they also maintain close partnerships with a support network of:

  • Health coaches
  • Nutritionists
  • Dieticians
  • Diabetes educators

At your initial consultation, your primary care provider takes the time to talk to you about your weight loss goals, your current health conditions, and your medical history. They develop a complete treatment plan and become your partner in helping you achieve effective weight loss. Ultimately, as you lose weight, you become healthier and lower your risk for disease.

Schedule your weight loss consultation at Mango Medical online or by phone, today.