The Medical Metabolic Specialists and Center for Bone Health of Fort Collins, Colorado.
At Medical Metabolic Specialists we are dedicated to improving health and Why consider Medical Metabolic Specialists for your weight management? Many common medical conditions cause serious harm and are improved dramatically with only minimal weight loss. Some common examples include:
High Cholesterol / High Triglycerides / Low HDL Cholesterol / Hyperlipidemia High Blood Pressure / Hypertension Sleep Apnea / Excessive Sleepiness Fatty Liver / Steatohepatitis Osteoarthritis and Back Pain Fatigue Heartburn / Acid Reflux / GERD Desire for future pregnancy Pregnancy related issues deserve specific mention. The desire for future pregnancy is an important reason to consider weight loss. During pregnancy and breast feeding we do not promote weight loss so plan ahead and lose weight before getting pregnant. These are some reasons why:
Problems for Overweight Mothers:
Gestational Diabetes risk is up to 20 times higher. High Blood Pressure / Pre-eclampsia risk is up to 10 times higher. C-section delivery is up to 3 times more likely. Hospital stay averages 4 days longer for mom at delivery. Cost of prenatal care and delivery is significantly higher. Problems for Babies of Overweight Moms:
Major birth defects are 35% more likely - the greatest risk is for neural tube defects. They are 3 times more likely. Intensive Care Unit stay for the newborn is 3 times more likely. Death of the fetus or newborn is 3 times more likely. Many other medical conditions are associated with being overweight or obese. These include:
Heart Disease / Coronary Artery Disease Diabetes Mellitus type II / Pre-Diabetes / Impaired glucose High Blood Pressure / Hypertension High Cholesterol / Hyperlipidemia Sleep Apnea / Daytime Sleepiness Kidney Disease Cancer of the Breast, Esophagus, Stomach, Colon, Endometrium, and Kidney Rheumatoid Arthritis Osteoarthritis Ob-Gyn complications / Infertility Neural Tube Defects in infants Chronic Venous Insufficiency Deep Vein Thrombosis Gallbladder Disease Gout Wound Infection Impaired Immunity Liver Disease Low Back Pain Pancreatitis Surgical Complications Urinary Stress Incontinence
What about weight loss surgery? Medical weight management is an excellent tool to improve health. It is not the only tool. Surgical procedures are locally available to promote weight loss. Surgery can be helpful for carefully selected individuals. We discuss surgical and non-surgical options with patients. At Medical Metabolic Specialists we do not perform surgery and are not affiliated with the local bariatric surgeons. We do refer appropriate patients to discuss their surgical options. If you are primarily interested in surgery consider as a resource.