Who Qualifies for Medical Weight Loss?

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You might think that there are strict requirements for a medical weight loss program, but after speaking with our team of professionals, you’ll learn that it’s usually easy to get into a program. If you’re considering surgery for weight loss, there are sometimes more qualifications that you have to meet. One thing to keep in mind about medical weight loss is that in many cases, it’s more about lifestyle changes instead of a miracle cure for losing weight.

Generally speaking, most professionals will consider you for medical weight loss if you have a body mass index that is around 40 or higher. However, if you have health issues that are related to your weight, then you could qualify with a lower BMI. For most people, this would mean that you’re significantly overweight. This is the point where you’re considered obese or even morbidly obese depending on your BMI and other factors. It’s important to seek the help that you need to get your BMI lower to prevent health issues from developing and to get current health issues under control.

Some of the health risks that you might have, such as diabetes or heart disease, can qualify you for medical weight loss. These are conditions that our professional wants to help you with by providing a customized plan that you can follow or providing one of the many options that are available that will allow you to eat less and move more.

Before proceeding with any type of medical weight loss program, you will need to be examined by the professional and go through an evaluation to determine if you’re a good candidate for the program. We want to help you lose weight, but we always want to do so in a safe and healthy way. This is what will ultimately lead to long-term weight loss.

Visit Anazao MD to learn more about the qualifications for medical weight loss so that you can begin the process of obtaining a healthier life. We are conveniently located in Steamboat Springs and happily serve men and women throughout the surrounding regions. Contact our office today to book an appointment and get started. We look forward to hearing from you!

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