Stay Healthy with Our Weight Management Services

Are you frustrated because you just can't seem to lose weight? Your OB/GYN Dr.Gabriel Guajardo offers weight management strategies and treatments in Brownsville, TX, also serving Harlingen, TX, that will help you finally shed those extra pounds.

When losing weight is hard

Not everyone loses weight easily. In fact, the scale may not budge much even though you're dieting and exercising. Although you may be tempted to give up, reaching a healthy weight is important for your health. Extra weight stresses your heart and joints and increases your risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, high blood pressure, and arthritis.

During a weight management appointment at the Brownsville, TX, OB/GYN office also serving Harlingen, TX, your doctor will review your approach to weight loss and make a few suggestions that may help you begin to lose weight.

In some cases, failure to lose weight may be related to hormonal issues. You may be more likely to struggle with your weight if:

  • You're menopausal: Losing weight can be tough if you're in perimenopause or menopause. The hormone estrogen helps control your metabolism and your weight. When it begins to decline, maintaining or losing weight can be a struggle.
  • You have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS): In addition to causing irregular periods, unwanted hair growth, and fertility issues, PCOS can also make it difficult to lose weight.
  • You're stressed: Your stress level could be a factor in your weight loss problems. During times of stress, your body increases the production of the stress hormone cortisol. When cortisol levels increase, your blood sugar level rises. Once it drops, you may feel hunger pangs and cravings that are impossible to ignore.
  • You have a problem with your thyroid gland: Weight management may also be an issue if you have hypothyroidism, which occurs when your thyroid fails to make enough thyroid hormone.

If your OB/GYN suspects that a hormonal issue is to blame for your weight problem, they'll order a blood test to check your hormone levels. Depending on the results, hormone replacement therapy or other treatments can help balance your hormones, making it easier to lose weight.

Lose weight safely with a healthy weight management plan in Brownsville, TX, also serving Harlingen, TX! Call your OB/GYN Dr. Guajardo, at (956) 350-4821 to schedule your appointment.

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