Medical Supervised Weight Loss for Serious Medical Problems
Weight loss for serious medical problems as Diabetes, Hypothyroidism, Hypertension, Heart Disease, and other metabolic issues may prolong your life .
Dr. Richard Lipman M.D. is an internist and endocrinologist in South Miami, FL specializes in helping those with medical problems lose weight. As and endocrinologist he has successfully treating people with diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, thyroid problems for more than 40 years! His experience with these and other issues with metabolism allows him to design personalized weight loss programs for patients just like you. If needed, he will add the newest FDA approved weight loss medications.
Why Lose Weight At All?
- Men and women have a 20% increase in mortality for every 2 inch increase in waist size above 38 inches for men and 32 inches for women.
- For women it was 43 inches vs. 31 inches. The same trend applied even to normal, non-overweight adults: increasing abdominal girth above 34 inches was associated with increased risk.
Risks of Dying Young from Obesity:
Here is a rough correlation: Every 2 inch increase in your belt size = a 17% increase your chance of dying young. (Walking a mile a day = a 2 inch reduction in a year!)
Risk of Complications from Gaining Weight:
You don’t have to be obese or be 30 lbs. overweight to increase your risk for heart attacks. All it takes is gaining 7 lbs. to increase your chances of having a heart attack by 11%. Double that weight gain and you have a 25% risk.
Spanning two decades, 21,000 non-smoking American male doctors – average starting age of 53 – without heart disease were followed annually for 8 years. Blood pressure, cholesterol, triglycerides, heart disease and cancer were checked yearly. You will be surprised how poorly they did. Here is a summary of the study report, called the “Physicians Health Study II”.
1109 male doctors were in this part of the study. Here is what they found:
- A higher BMI increased heart failure risk in active & inactive participants.
- Modestly overweight individuals had increased heart risk — increasing with weight gain.
- Every 7 pounds of excess weight = 11% increased heart risk over 20 years.
- Overweight participants had a 49% heart failure increase.
- Obese participants had a 180% heart failure increase.
- Active participants experienced an 18% reduction in heart failure risk.
- Higher activity participants experienced a 36% reduction in heart failure.
There was a doubling of obesity in these doctors!
The study shows that even in healthy doctors in this country, who presumably should know better, there was a doubling of obesity and a 8% increase in those overweight. The general US population is far behind with 33% obese and 67% overweight.
Weight Loss for Serious Medical Problems Reduces All Cause Mortality Risks
A 2 inch increase in your waist size results in a 25% increase in diabetes and heart disease and cuts off 1 to 2 years from your life span.
Reduce your weight, reduce your risks:
Whether you are seven pounds or 70 pounds overweight, the more you exercise, the more you reduce your risk for heart failure and prolong your life. Even a 7 lb. weight loss increases lifespan. The American Heart Association recommends healthy adults age 18-65 should get 30 minutes of moderate level activity five days per week. Adults 65 and older or those aged 50–64 with chronic conditions or physical limitations need to follow additional guidelines provided by their physician.