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Experience the difference of medical weight loss
Dr. Leonardo Profenna
The consensus within the medical community and government is that weight issues aren’t to be taken lightly. A recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that obesity is fast approaching tobacco as the top underlying preventable cause of death in the United States. With a host of serious illnesses associated with excessive weight, the question is why aren’t we seeking professional medical help instead of relying on the counsel of inexperienced weight loss product salespeople?
According to Dr. Leonardo Profenna, obesity and abnormal weight gain are diseases, and the people affected need to be treated the way we treat all disease -- medically. “Telling people to eat less and exercise more has not helped us fight the disease of obesity, and the medical community has not aggressively attacked the problem in the past,” said Dr. Profenna. Many complex factors are related to weight gain -- individual psychology, contributing illnesses, prescription medication, and the genetics of individual body composition. One of the central factors in those who struggle with excess weight is addiction to food and an unhealthy pattern of eating. A primary goal in the Connally Center for Medical Weight Loss approach is to break food addictions and help patients reach a safe and healthy target weight quickly. Most importantly, the center’s program teaches clients how to maintain their weight loss permanently by adopting healthy habits in place of their addictions.
Connally’s approach is based on completely individualized treatment. Whether clients are suffering from severe health issues due to extreme excess weight or merely looking to lose 15-20 pounds for cosmetic reasons, all receive a full medical consultation with detailed scientific measurement of their Body Mass and Basal Metabolic Rate to accurately predict weight-loss results based on their individual body composition analysis.
Each fully individualized program is supported with ongoing one-on-one care including nutrition, fitness, medication, behavioral modification, and counseling. Dr. Profenna uses the latest techniques and medical data available in the field of bariatric medicine including access to high quality nutritional products only available to medical doctors. Also available to clients are the latest FDA-approved weight-loss medications.
As part of Connally’s I Heart Health Series, Dr. Profenna will present a free health discussion, “The Diet With a Degree of Difference -- A Medical Degree,” on Tuesday, July 22, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the hospital lobby. Dinner will be provided. To make a reservation, call 830-393-1311.
To schedule a consultation with Dr. Profenna and his team of Connally Medical Weight Loss professionals, call 830-393-1750.
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