Weight Management Specialist

Hampstead Family Medicine & Burgaw Medical Center

Board Certified Family Medicine & Osteopathic Medicine located in Hampstead, NC & Burgaw, NC

Over two-thirds of adults in the United States are overweight or obese. Mostafa Rezk, DO, Phornphan Homiak, PA-C, Michael McCarthy, PA-C, and Patrice Eglinton, DO at Hampstead Family Medicine and Burgaw Medical Center in Hampstead and Burgaw, North Carolina, can help you finally achieve a healthy weigh with specialized weight management programs. These programs provide guidance on developing a healthy lifestyle and preventing weight-related health complications. If you're struggling to manage your weight, make an appointment online or over the phone today.

Weight Management Q & A

What are the risks of being overweight or underweight?

Maintaining a healthy weight is an essential part of staying healthy. More than 70% of American adults are overweight or obese. If you're one of them, your weight can have a serious impact on your health.

Excessive weight gain can cause a variety of health problems, including:

  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Some cancers

In addition to being overweight or obese, being underweight can also be harmful to your health. Health risks linked to a low body weight include:

  • Malnutrition
  • Osteoporosis
  • Decreased immune function
  • Fertility issues
  • Growth problems in children/teenagers

At their offices, Dr. Rezk his team offer weight loss and weight gain programs to help you achieve a healthy weight.

Could a medical condition cause me to gain or lose weight?

If you're struggling to achieve a healthy body weight, it's important to see a doctor for a medical evaluation as there may be a medical condition that's affecting your weight.

Many medical conditions can affect your body weight, including:

  • Thyroid disorders
  • Metabolic disorders
  • Cancers
  • Viral infections
  • Parasites
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Mental illnesses

The good news is that most of these conditions are treatable. But it's essential that you receive a proper diagnosis and begin treatment as soon as possible. Early treatment can stabilize your weight and help you avoid future health problems.

How can I maintain a healthy weight?

A healthy diet and regular exercise program are a critical part of maintaining a healthy weight. Most people benefit from a Mediterranean diet, which emphasizes the importance of:

  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Whole grains
  • Beans/legumes
  • Nuts
  • Lean protein
  • Unsaturated fat

Regular physical activity is also essential, but it's always a good idea to consult a doctor before beginning a new exercise program. Dr. Rezk and his team can help you select physical activities that are both safe and beneficial.

How can my doctor help me achieve a healthy weight?

If you're struggling to manage your weight, Dr. Rezk and the team at Hampstead Family Medicine and Burgaw Medical Center can help. They offer specialized weight gain or weight loss programs designed to meet your individual needs.

Proper medical supervision can help you achieve your target weight safely and efficiently. If you need help managing your weight, schedule a consultation online or by phone today.