Weight Loss

Weight Loss services offered in Orlando, FL

Weight Loss

Losing weight often requires more than limiting calories and getting exercise, because hormone imbalances and other physical issues can affect your efforts. That’s why many people choose weight loss supervised by Tahira Qureshi, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC, MBBS, MSN, MBA, APRN, at Family and Internal Medicine Center in Orlando, Florida. You can reach your healthy weight with a customized, medically supervised weight loss plan. To learn more, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Weight Loss Q & A

How does weight loss improve my health?

Losing weight does wonders for your self-esteem, energy levels, and mental health. Dropping extra pounds also relieves stress on your joints, lowering your risk of developing osteoarthritis (and lessening your pain and stiffness if you already have joint damage).

Weight loss also has a dramatic impact on your overall health. Carrying excess weight substantially raises your risk for serious diseases, such as:

  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Sleep apnea
  • Liver disease
  • Kidney disease

Losing weight may also help you prevent some cancers, including colon cancer.

How does medically supervised weight loss help me succeed?

Medically supervised weight loss is the only way to overcome the health issues that sabotage your weight loss efforts. 

For example, you may have nutritional deficiencies that slow down your metabolism or hormone imbalances telling your body to gain weight while you’re trying to diet. Constant stress is another issue nearly guaranteed to make it difficult to lose weight.

Your Family and Internal Medicine Center provider begins your weight loss program with a physical exam. They also learn about your weight loss history and eating habits. Then, they remove weight loss obstacles by treating any underlying problems.

Weight loss at Family and Internal Medicine Center also gives you a built-in support network. You have a skilled provider and staff ready to answer your questions and encourage you when you’re tempted to give up.

What weight loss services will I receive?

Your provider at Family and Internal Medicine Center has helped many people achieve their weight loss goals by creating customized plans that each person can stick with for the long run.

You may receive weight loss services such as: 

  • Setting calorie goals
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Meal planning
  • Exercise recommendations
  • Dietary supplements
  • Hormonal balancing
  • Stress management
  • Behavioral modification (to change ingrained habits)
  • Prescription weight loss medications

Prescription medications can jump-start your program or help you past a rough time when your weight loss seems to hit a plateau. Some weight loss medications lower your appetite or help you feel full with less food, while others control cravings or limit fat absorption in your gut.

If you’re ready to achieve your weight loss goals, call Family and Internal Medicine Center or book an appointment online today.