Does Being Overweight Shorten Your Life?

The impact of being 20 pounds overweight on your life expectancy can vary significantly depending on several factors, including your overall health, genetics, lifestyle choices, and how you manage your weight.

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Being 20 Pounds Overweight Can Be Harmful!

Being 20 pounds overweight can cause harm to your health in several ways, although the exact impact may vary from person to person. Listed below are some potential consequences of carrying this extra weight.

Increased Risk of Chronic Diseases

Carrying excess weight, even 20 pounds, can elevate your risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and hypertension.

Cardiovascular Health

Carrying excess weight, even 20 pounds, can elevate your risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and hypertension.

Joint Stress

Additional weight puts extra stress on your joints, particularly the knees, hips, and lower back, which can lead to joint pain and increase the risk of osteoarthritis.

Breathing Difficulties

Being overweight can lead to breathing problems, especially during physical activity or when lying down, potentially causing conditions like sleep apnea.

Metabolic Changes

It can disrupt your metabolism, affecting how your body processes glucose and insulin, increasing the risk of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes.

Liver Health

Excess fat can accumulate in the liver, leading to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), which can progress to more severe liver conditions.

Mental Health

Carrying extra weight can contribute to mental health issues, including depression and decreased self-esteem due to societal pressures and body image concerns.

Reduced Mobility

Even a moderate amount of excess weight can reduce your mobility and make physical activities more challenging.

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Quality of Life

It may affect your overall quality of life, as you may have less energy, experience discomfort, and find it difficult to engage in activities you enjoy.

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It’s important to remember that these effects can vary based on an individual’s overall health, genetics, and lifestyle factors. Nevertheless, maintaining a healthy weight through a balanced diet and regular exercise can help reduce these risks and improve overall well-being. Consulting with a healthcare professional is advisable for personalized guidance on weight management and its impact on health.

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Does being overweight shorten your life?

The impact of being 20 pounds overweight on your life expectancy can vary significantly depending on several factors, including your overall health, genetics, lifestyle choices, and how you manage your weight. It’s important to note that while excess weight can increase the risk of various health problems, it doesn’t necessarily guarantee a specific number of years taken off your life.

However, numerous studies have shown that being overweight or obese is associated with a higher risk of chronic diseases and health complications, which can, over time, reduce life expectancy. These conditions may include heart disease, type 2 diabetes, certain cancers, and more.

The exact reduction in life expectancy is difficult to quantify precisely because it varies among individuals.

Some estimates suggest that each unit increase in body mass index (BMI) above the healthy range is associated with a decrease in life expectancy. However, this is a general trend and may not apply uniformly to everyone.

The most important takeaway is that managing your weight through a balanced diet, regular physical activity, and a healthy lifestyle can help reduce the associated health risks and improve your overall well-being. If you have concerns about your weight and its impact on your health, it’s advisable to consult with a healthcare professional who can provide personalized guidance and recommendations.

Click the button below to schedule a discovery call with us for more information on how to get started on your weight loss journey. Learn more about how you can take back control of your weight as well as your overall health today!

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we use semaglutide as well as other medications to achieve measurable results in as little as a few weeks

Why Semaglutide Weight Loss Medication?

Some patients choose the Semaglutide diet plan because they can potentially lose up to 25-35 pounds
or more safely in the first 3 months. The HealthyNowMD Semaglutide program is also safe enough to
repeat as many times as you wish.

Cleveland Clinic states that “In addition to being effective diabetes medications, GLP-1 drugs are useful
for obesity. For instance, in a study of 2.4 mg of Semaglutide, adults with obesity who took the drug lost
an average of 35 pounds, or 15% of their body weight, within 15 months. And a new study in adolescents with obesity found that the medication worked just as well for them. 

Besides weight loss, other benefits included decreased waist circumference, less inflammation, lowered high blood pressure, reduced high cholesterol and triglycerides (fat in the blood)”.

  • Jumpstart weight loss
  • Reduce appetite
  • Sleep better
  • Immediate results

How does the Semaglutide medication work?

Semaglutide is an FDA-approved GLP-1 medication that is self-injected under the skin using a tiny insulin
needle once a week (every seven days), day or night, with or without food. We have access to
Semaglutide specially compounded with vitamin B12 and NAC. The prescription medication works like the incretin hormones produced naturally by your body when you eat.

These hormones signal the overall satisfaction of feeling full, thus eating much less without constant hunger. Semaglutide manages blood sugar levels and can improve the levels in people with impaired glucose tolerance (prediabetes, or diabetes).

  • Lower blood sugar levels
  • Feel satiated
  • Drastic decrease in calorie intake
  • Conveniently self-injected at home

Semaglutide in combination with other proven Bariatric Weight Loss strategies and methods that help
support metabolic health will allow you to achieve permanent weight loss results. Like other medical
weight loss diets, what you eat, how much you exercise, lifestyle changes, and time will help decide the
overall success of your weight loss journey.

Your consultation with your provider will help determine which diet is right for you considering your
medical conditions, history, lifestyle, goals, and budget.

What are the side effects of Semaglutide?

Most patients experience few side effects while in the program, most considered mild and improve over
time. Common side effects include abdomen (stomach) pain, bloating (gas), constipation, diarrhea,
injection site pain, nausea, vomiting. Fortunately, patients can lessen or prevent these side effects by
paying attention to what they eat.

  • Sugar is addicting
  • Sugar feeds cancer
  • Inflammation in the body is a direct result of sugar.

Fatty, fast, and fried foods high in sugar are most likely to cause nausea while taking Semaglutide.

  • Avoid fatty, fast, fried, and foods high in sugar
  • Drink water or unsweetened tea (clear drinks)
  • Eat slowly, and eat smaller meals (good advice for any diet)
  • Eat bland and light foods (do not worry, you will
    still feel satisfied)

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Access to our board-certified physicians. During your initial intake, we will work with you to put together a yearlong wellness plan. You can schedule an appointment as needed to assist with your wellness plan or for changes to the plan. You decide which provider. Each provider’s bio and areas of expertise is listed. Below the provider is their schedule. Simply click on an opening in the schedule and you will be invited to their confidential televisit site. You can also schedule an office visit if you prefer a face to face meeting.

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You will be given an invitation to our messaging app or you can log into the website to communicate in real time with your provider and our staff.  All communication is confidential.

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You receive an invite to our supplement sale site, FullScript. This will allow you to order prescription grade supplements through your personal login. HealthyNowMD will give you a recommended list of what supplements your provider recommends for your unique and individualized wellness plan. This is a way for HealthyNowMD to monitor which supplements you take and their effects on your health

E-Prescriptions

HealthyNowMD can send prescriptions electronically to the pharmacy of your choice. We can also send prescriptions through mail order prescriptions.  We recommend using GoodRX when paying for medications yourself.

E-Lab Ordering

HealthyNowMD can order laboratory tests electronically and All test results will be reviewed remotely. Often, our providers will want labs done prior to an initial visit. Your insurance will typically cover your lab work. If you are paying for your lab work let your provider know. We have a national account with Quest Diagnotics and can send the order to any location. You make your own lab appointment, bring the bar code with order, and have your blood drawn. The results will come to our portal.

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We do not bill insurance companies. There is a monthly cost to be in our program. Because we do not bill insurance companies, we are not required to report anything to insurance carriers. If a patient decides to bill their insurance company for laboratory work or for prescriptions, we may at that time need to disclose information to have the insurance providers pay for the labs/medications

Simple, Clear Billing

The initial intake and acceptance to the platform is $50. This also includes a consultation, laboratory data interpretation and access to our messaging app, electronic prescription writing and electronic lab ordering system. Each provider lists their recurring monthly cost to remain in their program. Certain providers may charge more per month based on their expertise and level of specialized testing they perform regularly on their patients.  Different plans may have different monthly costs.

 

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