Weight Loss

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Be Well

Primary Care & Medical Aesthetics located in Lynnwood, WA

If you’ve been struggling with weight loss, it’s time to turn to a doctor you can trust. At his practice, Be Well, in Lynnwood, Washington, James Bowers, MD, helps men and women safely and effectively lose weight by taking a comprehensive, whole-body approach that ensures long-term success. To learn more about Dr. Bowers’ personalized weight-loss plans, call or schedule an appointment online to Be Well By Sound Health Physicians.

Weight Loss Q & A

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Why is weight loss important?

The positive effects of maintaining a healthy weight go far beyond looks alone — they directly impact your health.

In the United States alone, more than one-third of adults are obese. If you have a body mass index (BMI) that’s 25 or higher, you’re considered overweight. If it reaches 30 or higher, you’re obese.

Having a high BMI puts you at risk of developing any number of health conditions, including:

  • Diabetes
  • Osteoarthritis
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Heart disease and stroke

Carrying excess weight also puts you at higher risk of developing certain cancers, especially of the colon, gallbladder, liver, prostate, and breast. However, reducing your weight by as little as 10-20 pounds can result in almost immediate health improvements, including lower blood pressure and cholesterol.

What are the benefits of medical weight-loss programs?

Trying to lose weight can be difficult, especially when you want long-term success. It can be even harder if you have a significant amount of weight to lose. At Be Well, Dr. Bowers understands the importance of a whole-body approach to weight loss that avoids trendy diets to get you on your way to optimal health.

With Dr. Bowers’ professional support, you can expect a personalized program tailored to your unique health needs. He also acts as your coach, ensuring that your weight-loss goals and strategy are both safe and healthy.

Dr. Bowers has more than 20 years of medical experience helping men and women reach their weight-loss goals.

What can I expect from a medical weight-loss program?

During your physical examination, Dr. Bowers discusses your overall health and wellness goals. To develop a comprehensive approach to help you achieve your goals, Dr. Bowers takes a functional management approach to diagnose the cause of your struggles with excess weight and might recommend diagnostic testing with Genova Diagnostics®.

While traditional approaches assume that weight loss is simply a measure of calories consumed versus calories burned, it’s actually far more complicated than that. Genova Diagnostics can help Dr. Bowers identify hormonal imbalances and nutritional insufficiencies you might have that can make it difficult to lose weight.

In addition to diagnostic testing, Dr. Bowers might also recommend dietary modifications, exercise strategies, and medication to help you reach your weight-loss goals. He also offers body sculpting treatments like SculpSure® that use targeted heat therapy to destroy fat cells permanently.

For weight-loss solutions that work, call Be Well or schedule an appointment online today.

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