Medical Weight Management

Recent studies have shown that most people misjudge what weight category they fall in to not considering themselves overweight or obese when they fall well in to either category. Over two-thirds of adults in the United States are overweight or obese, and over one-third are obese, according to data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2003–2006 and 2007–2008.

Obesity Impacts More Americans Than Ever Before

Obesity is on the rise in America and poses a huge threat not only to the health of the person, but their ability to work as well. Obesity contributes to a host of heath related diseases and conditions which include:

  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Gallstones
  • Cancers

Most People Want to Reduce Their Weight

Weight issues are difficult for many people. This is because it involves life on so many levels. The vast majority of those carrying extra weight would like to loose it. In fact, most have tried but were unsuccessful without the right tools. Of those that find the right support, the majority loose weight can continue to live a healthier lifestyle.

Obesity Impacts the Workplace

Health issues related to obesity significantly contribute to increased employee absenteeism, and the employee’s ability to make a living.  Providing occupational health services gives the employee the support they need to improve their health.

Located in San Pedro, California, PrimeMedical is an Internal Medicine practice specializing in medical weight management. If you are an employer wanting to know more about weight management or occupational health, please call PrimeMedical at 310-548-0201.

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