Weight Loss Specialist

Absolute Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine

Pain Management Specialist & Addiction Specialist located in Scottsdale, AZ & Flagstaff, AZ

If you’re one of the more than 70 million Americans who are obese, weight loss treatment can help you shed pounds, ease joint pain, and improve your overall quality of life. At Absolute Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine in Scottsdale and Flagstaff, Arizona, Raymond Ketcham, FNP-C, and the team offer a wide range of weight loss treatments, including hormone therapy and nutritional guidance. To make your appointment, call the office nearest you today.

Weight Loss Q&A

Does being overweight affect my health?

If you’re overweight, you’re also more likely to experience chronic health problems like high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol. Carrying extra weight also puts pressure on your joints and can affect your confidence and self-esteem. 

Even if you feel relatively healthy, it’s important you try to maintain your ideal weight. Many health problems associated with being overweight occur gradually over a lengthy period of time. As a result, you might have a serious health problem, but not realize it. 

By taking action to lose weight now, you can lower your risk of complications in the future. 

Are there different types of weight loss treatment?

The team at Absolute Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine offers several types of weight loss treatment, including:

Bioidentical hormone therapy

As you get older, your body undergoes a variety of changes. One of those changes is a decrease in the natural production of hormones. When your body stops producing hormones like it once did, you’re more likely to gain weight. Hormonal imbalances also make it difficult to lose weight, even if you eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly. Bioidentical hormone therapy can restore balance to your body, making it easier to shed pounds and keep them off. When you’re at or around your ideal weight, you’re much less likely to experience health problems like joint pain and heart disease.

Nutritional counseling

There’s a lot of information out there regarding diet and nutrition. So much so, it can be tough to know what’s right for your individual situation. The team at Absolute Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine can work with you to develop a diet plan that aligns with your needs. Usually, this involves a balanced diet that includes fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, whole grains, and plenty of water.

Prescription medications and supplements

In some cases, diet and exercise aren’t enough to maintain a healthy weight. If your metabolism is slow or you have a thyroid problem, you might benefit from prescription medications or supplements that increase your metabolism or suppress your appetite. Following an exam and review of your medical history, your provider can make recommendations to align with your needs.

Am I a good candidate for weight loss treatment?

Anyone who is overweight or obese and wants to improve their health and longevity can benefit from weight loss treatment. Losing just 5-10 pounds can significantly lower your risk of serious health problems and improve your quality of life.

To request your comprehensive weight loss consultation at Absolute Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine, call the office nearest you today.