Weight Management

– Jocelyn B

   Fairfax, VA

"Weight loss is not one size fits all. Go to Dr. Bruner and find YOUR OWN path to health."

Obesity is the second leading cause of preventable deaths in the US. Many factors contribute to obesity including poor nutrition, lack of exercise, genetics, stress, lack of sleep, and even some medications. The list of serious, life-threatening illnesses directly related to obesity is staggering and it affects the body literally from head to toe. Some of the illnesses include: diabetes, stroke, cardiovascular diseases, hypertension, sleep apnea, arthritis and even some types of cancer.  

COVID-19 Alert from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

"Severe obesity, defined as a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or above, puts people at higher risk for complications from COVID-19.

Actions to take

  • Take your medications for any underlying health conditions exactly as prescribed.

Why you might be at higher risk

Severe obesity increases the risk of a serious breathing problem called acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), which is a major complication of COVID-19 and can cause difficulties with a doctor’s ability to provide respiratory support for seriously ill patients. People living with severe obesity can have multiple serious chronic diseases and underlying health conditions that can increase the risk of severe illness from COVID-19."

 

The Good News

Obesity is beatable! No matter your age or your weight, no matter how many times you’ve tried to lose weight or how many diets you’ve tried, you can find success with Dr. Bruner’s help. A leading expert in her field, Dr. Bruner understands that obesity is a complex health problem, not a character flaw.

 

The Bruner Way

Based on the information that you provide and the data obtained from your physical exam and laboratory testing, you and Dr. Bruner formulate your individualized treatment plan. “No one size fits all” as weight loss is a journey. Our team will monitor your progress and adjust your program as needed. Keep in mind, follow up visits are essential in helping you manage your weight.

Dr. Bruner will first perform a physical exam and review your medical history and lab tests. 

 
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