Weight Loss Specialist

Gladstone A. Payton, DO

Family Medicine & Anti-Aging located in Mt. Clemens, MI

Achieving a healthy weight seems easy but can be very difficult to achieve on your own. At the practice of Gladstone A. Payton, DO, the expert staff can help you lose weight to achieve better health for the long-term. Men and women who live in and around Mt. Clemens, Michigan, should call his office or book an appointment for a customized weight-loss treatment plan.

Weight Loss Q & A

Why is it important to achieve a healthy weight?

Maintaining a healthy weight isn’t about aesthetics. Carrying too many pounds increases your risk of certain chronic disease and can affect your energy levels and quality of life. Being overweight or obese increases your chance of developing:

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Stroke
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Asthma
  • Infertility
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Asthma
  • Arthritis
  • Sleep apnea

Even if you are of a healthy weight, you should make every effort to maintain it with a healthy diet and physical activity.

Research has shown that weight loss of just 5% of initial body weight can improve many health markers, including blood pressure, cholesterol, insulin sensitivity, and glucose levels.

What causes weight gain?

Weight gain isn’t just a natural consequence of aging. Your food choices, a sedentary lifestyle, poor sleep habits, and stress all contribute. These lifestyle habits can affect the hormones that govern hunger and satiation – so you eat more than you need to and gain pounds.

Your genes and certain medical conditions can also play a role in weight gain and inability to lose weight. These don’t have to define your weight destiny, however.

Crash diets and commercial diet programs may help you lose some weight at first, if you’re able to stick to them, but weight often returns once you go back to your regular habits. Dr. Payton can help you lose weight for good.

What weight-loss support is available?

At the practice of Gladstone A. Payton, DO, Dr. Payton recognizes one size does not fit all when it comes to losing weight. You receive an individualized treatment plan to help put you on the right path for weight loss. Dr. Payton considers your schedule and particular barriers when advising your dietary changes and exercise schedule.

Plus, he evaluates your hormone levels to determine if specific medications and injections can help curb your appetite and help you achieve weight loss that’s been impossible to achieve or maintain on your own. Having a medically-supported weight-loss plan keeps you accountable and gives you the boost you need to achieve a healthy weight for good.

To learn more about medical weight-loss programs available at Gladstone A. Payton, DO, call the office or book an appointment online.