Southend Gastroenterology Associates

Weight Management

Weight Management

Weight Management services offered in Louisville, KY and New Albany, IN

One in three adults are considered overweight in the United States. Being overweight or obese increases your risk of heart disease, kidney disease, fatty liver disease, Type 2 diabetes, and other health problems. Reaching and maintaining a healthy weight is not easy, especially if you’re trying to do it on your own. Sanjay Jain, MD, provides a comprehensive weight loss program at Southend Gastroenterology Associates. To benefit from expert medical weight loss, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

What is weight management?

There are hundreds of weight loss programs and fad diets available today that promise people easy and quick weight loss processes. Though, successful weight loss can only be achieved through diligence and maintenance. At Southend Gastroenterology Associates, Dr. Jain builds a foundation of healthy weight loss with a carefully controlled, calorie-deficit diet plan, increased physical activity, and lifestyle changes. 

When you focus on making long-term changes to your health and lifestyle, you’ll be able to achieve better weight management in the long term.

When might I need weight management? 

You might need weight management if you carry excess weight that affects your health. One of the most common health conditions that can benefit from medical weight loss is non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). 

NAFLD is the most common form of chronic liver disease in the United states, affecting about one-quarter of the population. Risk factors include being overweight, Type 2 diabetes, and high cholesterol levels. Dr. Jain is an expert in treating all kinds of liver problems including cirrhosis (late-stage liver disease).

What does weight management involve?

Dr. Jain offers a comprehensive weight management program that starts with an obesity health assessment. You should reach out to Southend Gastroenterology Associates to schedule your weight management consultation. This is the first step where you’ll spend time with Dr. Jain discussing your goals and challenges regarding weight loss.

He’ll perform a physical examination, review your health history, and discuss your lifestyle habits to develop an effective weight loss plan. Dr. Jain may also order blood tests to check for underlying conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. He might also order tests for your thyroid function.

After a comprehensive assessment, Dr. Jain recommends weight loss strategies to help you reach your goal weight and maintain it. These may include dietary changes, excercise and nutritional counseling, stress reduction techniques, and medication management. He might also include behavioral counseling to help you change thoughts and behaviors that affect your weight loss process. 

Get started on your weight management journey with Southend Gastroenterology Associates by calling or scheduling an appointment online today.