Rios Healthcare Associates

Weight Loss

Weight Loss

Weight Loss services offered in Houston, TX

If you’re overweight or obese, moving closer to a healthy weight is one of the most impactful things you can do for yourself. Medical weight loss can help you set and meet healthy weight goals, and working with Tomas Rios, MD, Nicolin Neal, MD, and the team of Rios Healthcare Associates in Houston, Texas, is a great place to begin. Book your visit online or over the phone today to get started. 

How can weight loss improve how I feel and function every day?

Extensive research shows a clear link between carrying a high volume of excess weight and numerous serious health conditions. Few things place more stress and strain on your organs and systems than being overweight or obese. 

If you’re significantly overweight, you carry a higher risk of developing the following health conditions:

  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sleep apnea
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Depression
  • Dementia
  • Kidney disease
  • Liver disease

These are just some of the health issues you can face if you move well beyond a healthy weight. Losing even just a moderate volume of extra weight can dramatically improve your health and quality of life. 

How is medical weight loss unique?

Medical weight loss takes a far different approach than fad diets or extreme exercise plans. The focus is on supporting your health while losing weight in a healthy and gradual manner. 

For some, medication might play a role in weight loss. Some drugs help control appetite, while others alter the way your body converts food into energy. Drug therapy is never used as a stand-alone treatment, however. 

Your practitioner works closely with you to find ways to boost your daily nutrition while also working more physical activity into every day. You’ll focus on how to make sustainable changes because the only way to achieve lasting weight loss is to alter the daily habits that led to becoming overweight or obese. 

At all times, your practitioner keeps an eye on your overall health, tracking any chronic health conditions you have and ensuring that your efforts aren’t pushing your body beyond healthy limits. 

How long will it take to reach my weight loss goals?

Everyone has a unique experience of weight loss, so there’s no set timeline for the process. Your practitioner helps you set goals, and works with you to reach those goals and then create new ones. 

Even after you reach a healthy weight, periodic visits provide the support you need to maintain those results over time and give your body everything it needs to thrive. When you’re ready to begin, reach out to the office online or by phone to book a visit.