Weight Loss Specialist

Arkangel Endocrinology & Diabetes

Endocrinologists & Diabetes Specialists located in Phoenix, AZ

Have you found losing weight difficult? Has your weight yo-yo’d? You’ll have a better chance at success when your weight loss journey is guided by the team at Arkangel Endocrinology & Diabetes in Phoenix, Arizona. The team offers medical support and ongoing help with every aspect of weight loss, including medication, meal plans, exercise tips, and stress management. To learn more about how a physician-supervised weight-loss program can help you, call the office or use the online booking feature to schedule an appointment.

Weight Loss Q & A

How does being overweight affect my health?

There are a host of medical conditions directly related to being overweight or obese. 

Being overweight affects your overall health as fat cells actively release hormones and biochemicals that affect your metabolism, create inflammation, and start a cascading effect across multiple body parts and processes.  

When you’re overweight, you’re at a higher risk for:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Obstructive sleep apnea

Excess body weight is also associated with an increased chance of developing breast cancer, endometrial cancer, and colon cancer.

In addition, being heavier places extra stress on your joints, making you four to five times more likely to develop knee osteoarthritis compared to those who aren’t overweight.

How does physician-supervised weight loss help me lose weight?

Your weight loss journey with the team at Arkangel Endocrinology & Diabetes begins with a thorough physical examination. In addition to identifying health concerns associated with being overweight, the team can run blood tests to determine whether you have hormone imbalances or other problems that may affect your ability to lose weight.

When you engage in a weight loss program at Arkangel Endocrinology & Diabetes, you also gain access to expert advice and information. You’re more likely to reach your weight loss goal when you receive ongoing support, encouragement, and accountability from a medical professional who cares about your health and wellbeing.

What weight loss services might I receive?

The team customizes each patient’s weight loss program based on their overall health and the amount of weight they need to lose. However, services that are beneficial for most patients include:

Medical management

Several prescription medications can safely accelerate weight loss when combined with a healthy diet and exercise. Weight loss medications have different mechanisms of action. Some work by suppressing your appetite or making you feel less hungry, while others block fat absorption or make you feel full for a longer period of time.

Treating underlying health issues such as diabetes or thyroid problems also makes a significant difference when you’re trying to lose weight.

Lifestyle changes

Although medications can help, they’re only a short-term solution. Limiting your daily calories and engaging in regular exercise remain the foundation for losing weight and keeping it off. In addition to helping you develop a diet and exercise plan you can stick with, the team helps ensure you don’t fall short on nutrients while cutting calories.

If you’re ready to get serious about losing weight, call Arkangel Endocrinology & Diabetes or book an appointment online.