Compass Fat Loss
Cardiovascular Fat Loss Treatment in Glastonbury, CT
What is medically supervised weight loss?
If you are struggling with your weight or have been advised to lose weight to help with cardiovascular issues, then a medically supervised weight loss program might be the solution you are looking for. A medically supervised weight loss program work by helping to educate patients and give them the tools that they need to lose weight, but also to help them maintain a healthier lifestyle and achieve an improvement to their overall quality of life.
Medical weight loss programs can also help decrease your risk of coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, and stroke – which are conditions that are typically associated with obesity. If you are overweight, obese, or your primary care practitioner has recommended that you lose weight to help reduce your risk of developing these conditions, then a medically supervised weight loss program may be able to help.
Unlike conventional or commercial methods of weight loss, a medically supervised weight loss program is supervised and overseen by a medical professional and involves several techniques and tools that you may not otherwise have access to. Some of what a medically supervised weight loss program may include are: behavioral modifications and therapies; pre-packaged meal replacement and supplement plans; pharmacotherapy; and even, possibly, surgical weight loss procedures. These weight loss programs are not a one-size-fits-all solution, with each being uniquely tailored to each individual patient and their unique needs.
How can weight loss improve my heart’s health?
There are several benefits to losing weight in terms of improving your heart’s overall health. Some of these benefits include:
- Your blood vessels supply your heart with the blood that it needs to keep pumping, as you lose weight, there is less fat around and that can form plaque that can potentially build up and clog your coronary arteries, which can cause a heart attack;
- As you lose weight, the blood fats or blood lipids, in your bloodstream begin to change, which can decrease your triglycerides, your LDL cholesterol, and your HDL cholesterol to go up – meaning that there is more good cholesterol in your bloodstream and less of the bad;
- If you blood slows down, it can form clots – maintaining a health weight and low blood pressure means that you are at a lower risk to form blood clots, so losing weight means that it is less likely that you will experience a clot that could travel to your heart, lungs, or brain;
- Fat in the areas around your stomach and heart are especially detrimental in regards to your heart’s health, those who have excess fat in these areas have an increased risk of death due to heart disease – particularly those who already have heart disease – and if you have excess fat surrounding your heart, that can be an even bigger risk of developing cardiac diseases.
For those looking to improve their cardiovascular health by losing some of that excess weight or have been recommended to do so by their primary care practitioner, then we here at Compass Fat Loss are here to help. We can not only guide you through the process of weight loss and help you keep the weight off, but we can design a medically supervised weight loss program that is perfectly tailored to you and your specific needs. If you would like to book a consultation with us, please visit us at our website or give us a call at (844) 925-0453 for new patients, or (800) 735-2281 for returning or existing patients.