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Weight Loss

Soujanya Marupuru, MD

Board Certified Family Physician located in Palm Springs, CA

Medical experts estimate that more than one-third of adults in the United States are obese. Since being even a little overweight can increase your risk for serious health issues (like heart disease), you can undergo personalized weight loss planning at the office of Soujanya Marupuru, MD, in Palm Springs, California. Get started on your weight loss journey by booking an evaluation online or by calling the clinic to speak with a team member directly.

Weight Loss Q & A

Why do I gain weight?

Weight gain can occur for a variety of reasons, and it’s common to have difficulty losing it. Poor diet and lack of exercise are of course major contributors, but sometimes you struggle with your weight because of underlying health issues. If you’re overweight or obese, it could be linked to:

  • Family history of obesity
  • Fluid retention (edema)
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Certain medications
  • Thyroid problems

Because these issues require a doctor’s diagnosis and medical intervention, weight loss isn’t something you should go through on your own.

What are the benefits of weight loss?

When you come into the practice of Soujanya Marupuru, MD, for your weight loss evaluation, Dr. Marupuru evaluates your overall health to help design your customized weight loss plan.

With each passing week, you should continue to lose weight gradually — like one to two pounds per week — until you reach your goal. Over time, as you keep losing weight, your:

  • Blood pressure can go down
  • Blood sugar (glucose) may stabilize
  • Energy levels and moods should improve
  • Cholesterol numbers should stabilize
  • Overall risk of chronic disease goes down

Plus, weight loss can give you that boost in confidence you deserve, which can keep you motivated to push even harder to reach your goals.

How can I lose weight?

Your medical weight loss plan from the office of Soujanya Marupuru, MD, is designed around your needs, so you’re more likely to stick with it. Dr. Marupuru generally combines several of the following solutions into weight loss plans:

  • Dietary and nutritional counseling
  • Prescription weight loss drugs
  • Exercise management
  • Regular weigh-ins
  • Meal planning

These weight loss tools aren’t just important to help you reach your goal weight, they’re also beneficial for learning healthy habits you can incorporate into your lifestyle. To further set you up for a lifetime of optimal health, Dr. Marupuru even provides smoking cessation therapies to help you stop smoking and lower your risk of smoking-related conditions.

Start your path to a slimmer you by booking a weight loss consultation at the office of Soujanya Marupuru, MD, today. Book online or call to schedule over the phone.

Individual results may vary.

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