More than 40% of Americans are medically obese today. Excelsis Health obesity medicine specialist Angelina Cain, MD, can help if you struggle with weight. With over a decade of experience in lifestyle interventions, obesity medications, meal replacements, and bariatric surgery management, she offers comprehensive obesity care in Marietta, Georgia. Call the office or schedule an appointment online now.
Obesity occurs when extra weight threatens your health. The medical definition of obesity is a body mass index (BMI) or 30 or greater. Obesity significantly raises the risk of serious diseases, and it can even shorten your life. Severe obesity (BMI of 40 or higher) can reduce life expectancy by as long as five years in women and 20 years in men.
Fortunately, obesity is controllable with help from obesity medicine specialist Dr. Cain at Excelsis Health. Dr. Cain uses science-based medicine to design an individualized weight loss and health management plan for you.
Obesity medicine focuses on comprehensive medical care. At Excelsis Health, Dr. Cain uses a four-pronged program to help you achieve a healthy weight and improve general health. These four pillars of obesity medicine are:
Lifestyle changes can include many different types of modifications, such as a regular exercise plan, changing mealtimes, altering sleep routines, reducing stress, and eliminating bad habits like emotional eating, to name a few.
Medication can play a significant role in successful weight loss. Dr. Cain prescribes FDA-approved obesity medications that work by reducing your appetite, increasing feelings of fullness, reducing fat absorption, or in other ways.
Dr. Cain prescribes the medically-proven Optifast® system, which includes nutritionally complete liquid meal replacements for 18 weeks. After that time, Dr. Cain helps you reintroduce solid foods for continued weight loss until you reach your goal.
Bariatric surgery can be an excellent way to jump-start weight loss if you’ve never achieved a healthy weight for any length of time.
The primary qualification for bariatric surgery is a BMI over 40 (or more than 100 pounds overweight) or a BMI of over 35 with obesity-related conditions such as diabetes or sleep apnea.
Dr. Cain specializes in pre and post-bariatric surgery management, which includes medical-grade supplements delivered to your home. She can help you maximize your health both before and after the surgery for the best long-term results.
Obesity medicine can guide you to a healthy weight with long-term results. It can also help you reduce your cholesterol, lower your blood pressure, lower your blood sugar, and reduce your risk for serious obesity-related illnesses of all types.
Take advantage of Dr. Cain’s 10-plus years of obesity medicine expertise by calling Excelsis Health or schedule an appointment online today.