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Obesity

Obesity is a worldwide health epidemic that affects roughly 650 million adults. In the US, over 40% of adult men and women have obesity or severe obesity. At Edward Condon Medical, P.C., our team works diligently to understand the root cause of a patient’s obesity. This gives us the necessary information to most effectively treat it.

Edward Condon Medical, P.C. serves families and individuals throughout Long Island with four convenient locations.

Being overweight or obese means that you have abnormal or excessive fat levels in your body. Your doctor might diagnose you as being overweight if your body mass index (BMI) is 25 or higher, or they may diagnose you as obese if your BMI is at or above 30.

Whether you are slightly overweight or obese, the excess fat accumulation can increase your risk of potentially severe health issues, including:

  • High blood pressure
  • Metabolic disease
  • High cholesterol
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Infertility

Obesity is not something you have to struggle with on your own, especially since underlying health factors may be to blame.

If you are overweight, struggling to lose weight, or continue to gain it, we encourage you to schedule an obesity evaluation with our team.

Your weight may be negatively impacted by several variables, including but not limited to:

  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Medications
  • Genetic factors

We specialize in diagnosing and treating metabolic disorders, including phenylketonuria and Wilson’s disease (among others), which may inhibit your weight-loss efforts. Our obesity specialists will perform a metabolic review, giving our team a thorough baseline of data to begin a personalized treatment plan. It is imperative to come in for an obesity evaluation if:

  • You have prediabetes or diabetes
  • Your diet and exercise regimen have not been effective
  • You are at risk of developing heart disease, like if you have atherosclerosis
  • Your weight is starting to prevent you from participating in enjoyable activities

Yes! You are not alone on your journey to reach and maintain a healthy weight and lower your risk of chronic disease. Once your dedicated physician at Edward Condon Medical, P.C. diagnoses you, they can get you started on a customized obesity treatment plan, which may include:

  • Blood cholesterol-lowering medications
  • Dietary counseling and meal planning
  • Medications to stabilize hormones
  • FDA-approved weight-loss drugs
  • Physical activity planning

Onsite Nutritionists

At Edward Condon Medical, P.C., we have certified nutritionists onsite. This provides our patients with additional professional guidance, helping them live healthier, more fulfilling lives. Depending on your unique symptoms and routine, we may incorporate various techniques.

Treatment plans are always personalized to the patient, applying the best methods to help overcome your specific challenges.