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Weight Loss

Weight Loss
Weight Loss services offered in Houston and Sugar land, TX

Losing weight is hard work, yet 80-95% of people who do shed pounds initially will regain them, no matter how hard they try to keep them off. You can increase your chances of success with a weight loss program supervised by Nneka Edokpayi, MD, and the team at Rapha Health and Wellness. They understand how hormone and gut problems can interfere with losing weight and create a plan that supports your health and weight loss needs. To schedule an appointment, call the office in Houston or Sugar Land, Texas, or use the online booking feature to request an in-person or virtual visit today.

Weight Loss Q & A

How does weight loss improve my health?

Carrying extra weight often causes chronic pain. It also places excessive stress on your joints, significantly increasing your risk of developing osteoarthritis.

Fat cells release numerous hormones and biochemicals that affect tissues and organs throughout your body. As a result, being overweight leads to serious problems, including inflammation and conditions such as:

  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Sleep apnea
  • Liver disease
  • Kidney disease

Being overweight or obese also contributes to some cancers.


What are the advantages of medically supervised weight loss?

The medical weight loss program at Rapha Health and Wellness gives you a better chance of losing weight and maintaining a healthy weight for two essential reasons:


Medical supervision

Your weight loss program begins with a review of your medical and weight loss history, a physical exam, and in most cases, bloodwork. This allows your provider to identify and treat hormonal imbalances that would sabotage your efforts. 

They also diagnose chronic health conditions that need treatment and monitoring while you lose weight.


Motivation and support

Having personal support from a team that cares about your success makes the difference between achieving your goals and giving up. The team at Rapha Health and Wellness gives you information and encouragement. They also hold you accountable by monitoring your progress.


What services does my weight loss program include:

Your program begins with a weight loss assessment. Your provider talks with you about your eating habits, any previous efforts to lose weight, and the emotional issues and ingrained habits that contribute to overeating.

For the next step, you set your weight loss goal, and your provider helps determine the calorie limits you need to follow to reach your goals in a healthy time frame.

Your obesity management plan may include:

  • Meal planning
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Behavioral modification
  • Vitamins and supplements
  • Weight loss medication management
  • Metabolism boosters
  • Exercise recommendations
  • Behavioral modification

As holistic medicine specialists, the team at Rapha Health and Wellness believes that a healthy gut builds the foundation for your overall health, including your weight.

In fact, the bacteria in your gut influence energy metabolism and regulate your appetite, fat storage, and sugar metabolism. Your provider recommends steps you can take to heal and restore your gut bacteria.

If you’re ready to lose weight, call Rapha Health and Wellness or book an appointment online today.