Written By Anita Ginsburg / Reviewed By Ray Spotts
For some people, maintaining a healthy weight is easy. They’re able to work out regularly and follow a healthy diet. For others, losing weight or even maintaining a healthy weight is difficult, no matter what they try. Even with whole-hearted efforts, keeping their weight in check can be challenging.
If you’ve been concerned about your weight but aren’t sure what healthcare options are available, the following tips may be exactly what you need.
An endocrinologist is a medical professional who specializes in health issues regarding hormones and managing metabolism. While that covers a lot of conditions, they also treat those with diabetes.
Obesity is one of the leading causes of diabetes. Many adults develop Type 2 diabetes, which means their ability to regulate blood sugar levels is compromised. In fact, even if you’re not considered obese, you can still develop pre-diabetes.
It’s important to note that not everyone who is overweight will develop diabetes. However, being overweight does increase the risk significantly. If you develop fatigue, excessive thirst, and frequent urination, you may have prediabetes or diabetes. An endocrinologist can help you lower your blood sugar either with diet and exercise or prescription medication.
Bariatric healthcare is a form of treatment that is solely dedicated to treating obesity and preventing it. You may think that bariatric care isn’t necessary if you can just go to an endocrinologist instead. However, endocrinologists are geared toward treating hormonal changes and imbalances caused by obesity.
What you can expect from bariatric healthcare is weight-loss encouragement, various forms of therapy, exercise, and special diets. In major cases, bariatric surgery is performed to accelerate the weight loss, which is more commonly known as a gastric bypass.
Your healthcare specialist can also recommend special equipment, like beds that can hold patients with higher weight indexes. Talk to your doctor about healthcare equipment suppliers, like Joerns Healthcare.
If you’re concerned about your weight, you may want to see a nutritionist. A nutritionist specializes in meal planning, can help you make better choices, and even create specific meals plans for pre-existing medical conditions. They can also teach you portion control and the best ways to implement it into daily living.
A certified personal trainer is another key player who can help you manage your weight. Based on your overall health and type of fitness you enjoy, they can create personalized workouts to help you reach and maintain your ideal weight. Oftentimes, they may work together with your nutritionist to ensure you’re consuming the right diet as well.
If you are worried about your weight, there are things you can do right now. Small steps equal big change, so don’t worry about not seeing instant progress. Deciding to live healthier is the first step.
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Anita Ginsburg is a freelance writer from Denver, Colo. She studied at Colorado State University, and now writes articles about health, business, family and finance. A mother of two, she enjoys traveling with her family whenever she isn't writing. You can follow her on Twitter @anitaginsburg.
Founder Ray Spotts has a passion for all things natural and has made a life study of nature as it relates to health and well-being. Ray became a forerunner bringing products to market that are extraordinarily effective and free from potentially harmful chemicals and additives. For this reason Ray formed Trusted Health Products, a company you can trust for clean, effective, and healthy products. Ray is an organic gardener, likes fishing, hiking, and teaching and mentoring people to start new businesses. You can get his book for free, “How To Succeed In Business Based On God’s Word,” at www.rayspotts.com.