Weight Loss – Know Your Options
Obesity is a dangerous epidemic in the United States, affecting more than one-third of American Adults according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Unfortunately, this condition can be very difficult to treat. If you are struggling to control your weight, Riverside Community Hospital is here to help. Our Center for Surgical Weight Loss is dedicated to providing patients in our community with a way to regain control of their health and live longer, healthier lives. Treatment options that can support continued weight loss typically include:
- Lifestyle changes
Regardless of the treatment that you choose, making the necessary lifestyle changes is vital for supporting your future health. For men and women looking to lose weight, it is necessary to reduce caloric intake while focusing on fresh, nutrient-rich foods. Getting regular exercise is also very important for improving mood, losing weight, and preventing the chronic health conditions that can be associated with obesity. Speak with your doctor about making the lifestyle changes you need to get healthy.
- Bariatric surgery
For morbidly obese patients who cannot successfully lose weight through diet and exercise, bariatric surgery can be an excellent option. Riverside offers three procedures for surgical weight loss that are tailored to each patient’s unique needs. All of these surgical procedures are performed laparoscopically through tiny incisions that reduce post-surgical complications, scarring, and discomfort.
- Other treatments
In addition to the above treatment options, there are other routes that a patient can take to assist in weight loss. Acupuncture, vitamin supplements, and other complementary and alternative therapies are available to patients who are looking for more options. To promote your optimal health, speak with your doctor about any alternative treatments that you may be considering.
Knowing your options and discussing them with your physician can be the first step towards a healthier you. To locate an experienced weight loss specialist in the Riverside area, contact the Riverside Community Hospital Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral line today at (951) 788-3000. Our nurses are always available to help you find a doctor or answer your health-related questions.