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Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to the most frequently asked questions.

Our physician health coach, Dr. Gupta performs comprehensive medical assessment (past medical history, current medications, eating habits, physical activity pattern, review blood work) and metabolic assessment (measuring muscle, fat and water) to calculate your health risk. Then he offers personalized solution.

Yes, you should. About 70 percent of Americans aged 20 and above are overweight or obese.  Unfortunately, the problem has become much more common in children, too.  Excess body weight and obesity have been associated with increased risks of developing other medical conditions such as:

  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Stroke
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Sleep apnea
  • Liver and gallbladder disease
  • Some types of cancer, breast, prostate, and colon
  • Arthritis
  • Gynecological problems
  • Physical disability
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Breathing problems
  • Depression, and
  • Some cancer

Research has shown that even a 5 to 10 percent loss of the initial body weight can greatly reduce health risks and improve general well being.

It is easier to lose weight than you may think!

One simple way is to know your BMI. If you BMI is between 25-29.9, you are overweight and if it is between 30-39.9, you are considered obese, and if it is above 40, it is considered severe obesity. 

More importantly, we need to assess what is muscle to fat ratio is in our body (Percentage of fat in body). 

Percent Body Fat - Valley Forge Weight Management Center
Percent Body Fat – Valley Forge Weight Management Center

Both person have same weight and BMI but Percent Body Fat truly assess health risk and correlates well to losing inches. 

Yes, we prescribe weight loss medications when appropriate. Read this article for more detailed info on prescription medications for weight loss.

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