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Medical Weight Loss Specialist


OBGYNs & Aesthetics Med Spa located in San Antonio, TX

If you’re carrying a significant amount of extra weight, medical weight loss can go a long way toward improving your overall health and daily quality of life. Medical weight loss is available from Jerome Washington, MD, and Valerie Calzada, MSN, RN, FNP-C, of LUNA MED SPA & WASHINGTON OB-GYN, P.A., in San Antonio, Texas. When you’re ready to try a new approach to weight loss, call the office to set up a visit or book a consultation online today.

Medical Weight Loss Q&A

What are the health risks of being overweight or obese?

Carrying extra weight places an enormous toll on your body and affects virtually every organ and system. Researchers link being overweight or obese to numerous health issues, including:

  • Osteoporosis
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Stroke
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Sleep apnea
  • Certain types of cancer
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • High cholesterol

That is far from a comprehensive list. Being overweight or obese can reduce your quality of life and increase your chance of early death. 

Why is it so hard to lose weight and keep it off?

That is a simple question with a complex answer. What researchers know is that weight loss is more complicated than simple calories in/calories out or practicing self-control. 

Part of the problem lies in our modern food supply. With highly processed foods lining grocery store shelves and fast food available on virtually every major roadway, embracing a healthy and varied diet is difficult. 

The American lifestyle is also partly to blame. More time spent in front of screens at home, school, and work leaves little time for fresh air and exercise. Increased stress and decreased sleep quality also factor in. 

How is medical weight loss different?

If you’re like most people, you’ve probably tried numerous diet and exercise plans over the years. You might have even achieved success, only to see the weight return in a short period of time. 

Medical weight loss takes a different approach, one that places your unique health needs at the center of the process. After an initial physical assessment and a discussion of your weight loss goals and lifestyle, your provider works closely with you to craft a customized weight loss plan. 

Medications or B-12 injections might play a role in supporting your weight loss journey. Lifestyle modifications are a central focus, and you have the guidance and encouragement needed to implement sustainable improvements in your daily nutrition and activity habits. 

Accountability and support are also integral to successful weight loss. Your provider at LUNA MED SPA & WASHINGTON OB-GYN, P.A. tracks your progress, alters your plan as needed, and celebrates your successes with you.

When you’re ready to try a new approach, call the LUNA MED SPA & WASHINGTON OB-GYN, P.A. office to schedule a visit. Online booking is also available.