Obesity is a serious and common health issue that was misunderstood for a very long time. In fact, the American Medical Association did not recognize it as a disease until 2013! In the years since, much more has been learned about this chronic disease and how to treat it. Let’s start out by defining obesity.
If a person’s weight is more than what is considered healthy based on their height, it is classified as overweight or obesity. A person’s body mass index (BMI) is used as a screening tool for overweight and obesity.
Adults with a BMI of 30 or higher are considered to have obesity.
What causes obesity?
Obesity rarely has a single cause. However, a few factors may contribute to its development including:
Lack of physical
How can obesity be addressed?
Following a healthy
Reduce stress levels
What if lifestyle changes aren’t helping your patient reach weight-loss goals?
For a huge swath of the US population, about 40%, there now exists a therapeutic approach outside of surgery, known as GLP-1 agonists, that could improve the weight loss journey. GLP-1s could help patient’s achieve lower BMI.
Clinical studies have demonstrated 5%-15% weight loss on average in patients using the medication as directed and in the setting of comprehensive support for weight loss.
What this 1-day workshop will cover:
How to support your patient’s weight loss with GLP1s and supplements