Obesity Specialist

Dr. Allen Wellness & Medical Center -  - Obesity Medicine Specialist

Dr. Allen Wellness & Medical Center

Obesity Medicine Specialist & Concierge Medicine located in Las Vegas, Henderson, NV

Obesity affects nearly 93.3 million adults in the United States, increasing their risk for chronic health conditions. At Dr. Allen Wellness & Medical Center in Henderson, Nevada, where he serves the Greater Las Vegas area, Evan Allen, MD, takes a patient-centered approach to obesity. Dr. Allen is highly experienced in addressing obesity through lifestyle modifications and dietary changes to help you achieve long-term results. Whether you need guidance in meal planning or want a comprehensive plan customized just for you, Dr. Allen can help. Schedule an evaluation today, by phone or online, to learn more about options for treating obesity.

Obesity Q & A

What is obesity?

Your height and weight make up a measurement known as your body mass index (BMI). This screening measurement helps you better understand if your weight is within a healthy range, if you’re underweight, or if you’re overweight or obese.

A BMI of at least 30 puts you in the obese range, which indicates an increased risk for obesity-related health conditions, such as:

  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Sleep apnea
  • Heart disease
  • Certain types of cancer

Obesity may also cause a reduction in your overall quality of life due to mobility limitations, breathing issues, and the psychological effects obesity can cause. In some cases, chronic obesity can lead to premature death.

What causes obesity?

The root cause of obesity can be a complex mix of many factors, including your genetic background and lifestyle habits. In many cases, obesity results from poor eating habits and dietary choices, as well as a sedentary lifestyle.

There may also be underlying medical factors that influence your weight or make it difficult to lose extra pounds. These factors may include:

  • Diabetes
  • Mood disorders
  • Thyroid dysfunction
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

Use of certain medications, including hormonal birth control and steroids, can also cause weight gain or make it difficult for you to lose weight.

What treatments are available for obesity?

As a specialist in digestive wellness and the effects nutrition has on your body, Dr. Allen offers comprehensive help for addressing obesity and its causes. During your initial evaluation, Dr. Allen determines your BMI and reviews your personal and family health history to learn more about potential causes of obesity.

Based on your history, Dr. Allen creates a personalized care plan that addresses both the root cause of your condition and your specific health needs. His treatment plan may include:

  • Dietary changes
  • Increasing exercise
  • Detoxification programs
  • Meal-planning guidance

Dr. Allen also offers concierge medicine membership options that are highly personalized to address your nutrition needs and overall health and wellness. He designs your membership program with the goal of maximizing weight loss and helping you maintain optimum health.

Obesity services also focus on the prevention of obesity-related chronic diseases and your long-term goals of maintaining a healthy weight.

If you’re struggling to lose weight, learn more about the benefits of medically supervised obesity care by calling the office or by booking an appointment online today.