Weight Loss Specialist

Night & Day Medical

Family Medicine Practice located in Midtown East & Washington Heights, New York, NY

In the United States, more than one in every three adults is overweight or obese, which can lead to numerous health problems. At Night and Day Medical in the Midtown East and Washington Heights neighborhoods of New York City, Dr. Cluny Lefevre and Dr. Joseph Ahram are dedicated to helping men and women achieve their weight loss goals the healthiest way possible. A doctor supervised weight-loss program can help you safely lose weight and keep it off the right way, rather than with quick weight-loss solutions that are nearly impossible to maintain long-term. Call one of the offices in Manhattan, or schedule an appointment online today.

Weight Loss Q & A

What are the health risks of being overweight?

As an adult, being overweight or obese can lead to serious health risks like diabetes, cancer, and heart disease. Specifically, those who are overweight have a higher risk of developing:

  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • High cholesterol
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Sleep apnea
  • Kidney and liver diseases
  • Osteoarthritis

When you’re significantly overweight, the excess pressure on your knee and hip joints can cause problems with your lower back and feet, as well. Obesity can lead to depression and affect your overall quality of life, both physically and emotionally.

What are the benefits of a medical weight-loss program?

One of the most significant benefits of a medically supervised weight-loss program is that your overall health comes first. With regular weigh-ins and consultations with your health care provider, you ensure that your health and safety are a top priority. When you come to Night and Day Medical for help with weight loss, the team customizes a program to meet your health needs as well as your weight-loss goals.

They begin with lab testing to determine any underlying causes of your weight gain, and to ensure your overall health as you embark on a new weight-loss endeavor. Depending on your specific blood test and lab results, the doctors may prescribe medications to correct any underlying health conditions, such as thyroid issues or problems with your insulin levels. If you’ve had trouble losing weight and keeping it off, a medical weight-loss program may be the solution for a healthier diet and lifestyle.

Why is weight loss harder with age?

It may be more challenging to lose weight as you get older, but it’s possible to return to a healthy weight at any age. As you get older, you naturally lose muscle mass, your hormones change, and your body may change the way it stores fat.

Additionally, you may lead a less active lifestyle than you did when you were younger. Or a lifetime of unhealthy eating habits may make it harder to adjust to better nutrition. Whatever the case may be, the doctors at Night and Day Medical can help you lose weight and keep it off at every stage of your life.

To learn more about a customized medical weight-loss program, call one of the offices, or schedule an appointment online to take the first step toward a healthier lifestyle.