Thomas Family Practice
Family Medicine located in Houston, TX
Obesity and overweight affect close to 35% of the US population. At Thomas Family Practice in Houston, Texas, Dr. Sally Thomas understands the difficulties excess weight can cause. She works with women and men to develop a healthy routine that helps them reach and maintain their optimal weight. Contact the office today to book an appointment. This team of professionals proudly speaks Spanish and English.
Weight Loss Q & A
What is weight loss?
If you’re looking to shake off excess weight and having a difficult time, weight loss treatment might be the best option for you. During your visit at Thomas Family Practice, Dr. Thomas discusses how she can help you reach your target weight.
These approaches might include small or larger changes to your daily routine, like increasing how much you exercise or making healthier dietary choices. She might also recommend a proven weight loss program, such as the HCG Diet or Risk Factor Obesity program, and weight loss medication.
During your treatment, Dr. Thomas performs regular medical diagnostic and metabolic testing to monitor the rate of your progress and stability of your psychological state.
Am I a good candidate for weight loss therapy?
Weight loss therapy is one of the most effective ways to lose weight. You might be a good candidate for weight loss therapy if you have high blood pressure or identify with any of the following risk factors:
- A family history of obesity or overweight
- A desire to stay healthy during pregnancy
- A desire to learn about weight management
- A diagnosis of clinical obesity or severe overweight
Dr. Thomas works with you to understand your motivations and which program is best suited to your needs and goals.
What are the risks of obesity?
Obesity can lead to serious health complications regardless of your sex or age. The most common risks of obesity include:
One of the most common consequences of obesity is Type 2 diabetes. If you’re affected by Type 2 diabetes, it means that your pancreas doesn’t correctly use insulin to regulate blood sugar levels.
Heart disease is also a pervasive risk of obesity, including blood clot formation, strokes, heart attacks, or angina — chest pain related to reduced blood flow to the heart.
High blood pressure
High blood pressure refers to when your blood travels through your body too quickly, damaging your artery walls.
Osteoarthritis occurs when too much pressure is put on your joints. This type of arthritis typically occurs in the knees of men and women struggling with obesity and causes damage to your joints, including limiting your range of motion.
Obesity commonly leads to breast, colon, gallbladder, or uterine cancers in women. Men, however, are more prone to contracting prostate or colon cancer.
Dr. Thomas at Thomas Family Practice identifies all your unhealthy habits and supplants them a healthy routine that ensures your long-lasting health and weight loss. If you're looking for practical solutions to weight loss, contact Thomas Family Practice today by phone or online.