Weight Management

Primary Care Practice & Aesthetic Clinics located in Richmond, VA
Weight Management

Weight Management services offered in Richmond, VA

Few things impact your overall health and wellness more than your weight. If you struggle with weight-related issues, medically supervised weight management can help and is among the services offered by the team at Advantage Primary Care in Richmond, Virginia. Booking a consultation is as easy as a quick phone call or a few moments online, so don’t delay. 

Weight Management Q & A

Why is it difficult to lose weight and maintain the results?

Many factors combine to make reaching and maintaining a healthy weight challenging. The American food supply is a big part of the problem. Grocery stores are filled with calorie-dense, highly processed foods. Fast food is available around the clock in many communities. 

Lifestyle also comes into play. Many people spend the bulk of their waking hours in front of various screens, whether for school, work, or recreation. This leaves little time to get outdoors and stay active. High-stress levels and poor sleep quality also contribute to the growing rates of obesity in America. 

How can weight management improve my health?

Being overweight or obese significantly increases your risk for a wide range of serious health issues. Some of the conditions you might encounter include:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Stroke
  • Heart disease
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Pregnancy complications
  • Depression
  • Dementia


This is not a comprehensive list; virtually every organ and system in your body is negatively affected when your weight exceeds healthy levels. Finding a way to lose excess pounds can dramatically reduce your risk of serious health outcomes, including early death. 

How does medically supervised weight management work?

Working with a medical professional is the best way to move closer to a healthy weight. This approach does not rely on fad diets or extreme exercise plans. Instead, the focus is on helping you make meaningful changes that will last a lifetime. 

Medication may play a role in your weight loss journey, but drug therapy is never the sole approach. Some medications help control appetite, while others improve your body’s ability to process food into fuel. 

Nutrition guidance is always part of the process. As you learn how to replace highly processed foods with healthier options, you’ll find that your taste preferences change. Incorporating more fruit, vegetables, lean proteins, and healthy fats into your diet is enjoyable and rewarding. 

You’ll also find ways to incorporate more movement into your daily routines. Even adding a daily walk to your schedule can yield impressive improvements. 

When you’re ready to get started, reach out to Advantage Primary Care online or by phone to book a visit.