Weight Management Specialist

Women's Center for Health and Wellness

Gynecologists & Reproductive & Sexual Health Care Providers located in Fort Smith, AR

Keeping your weight in a healthy range supports good health and fertility. If you struggle with weight management, the team at the Women’s Center for Health and Wellness, led by Thomas Wood, DO, is ready to help. They offer a supervised weight management program to help you successfully achieve and maintain a healthy physique that promotes good pelvic and reproductive organ health. Schedule an appointment by calling the office in Fort Smith, Arkansas, or booking online.

Weight Management Q & A

Why is weight management important?

Maintaining a healthy weight isn’t about vanity or aesthetics. If you’re over, or under, weight, you’re at a greater risk of many health problems, including:

  • Heart disease and stroke
  • High blood pressure
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Arthritis
  • High cholesterol
  • Sleep apnea
  • Depression and anxiety

If you’re overweight or underweight, you may also struggle with fertility. If you’re trying to get pregnant or hope to in the near future, achieving a healthy weight should be a top priority.

What are the benefits of a medically supported weight management program?

There’s so much information out there about good nutrition and how to lose weight that it can be hard to know what to do. Unlike quick weight-loss schemes or dubious nutrition advice from the latest social media guru, the weight management recommendations provided by Women’s Center for Health and Wellness are based on medical facts. 

The team develops a weight management plan designed just for you. Instead of offering up a one-size-fits-all program, they listen to you and consider your particular health goals and challenges when it comes to managing your weight.

The team offers counseling, accountability, and exercise and diet plans to help you create a lifestyle that supports a healthy weight. They also work with you to change your habits and overcome unhealthy weight plateaus.

What does weight management involve?

Weight management begins with a thorough review of your health history, your current health conditions, and your weight goals. Your doctor looks at your diet, hydration, and supplements. They also evaluate any symptoms you’re having that might be related to your weight status.

The team at Women’s Center for Health and Wellness considers your lifestyle and health when creating a customized weight-loss plan. Your schedule, personal preferences, existing habits, and fertility goals factor into this plan, too. 

You receive information about good dietary and movement habits, and recommendations for any supplements or medications that could help you with your weight management journey. If you’re going through menopause, you may benefit from bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to reset your system and halt unexpected weight gain.

Even after you achieve a healthy weight, the team supports your ongoing weight management so you stay in a normal range.

Take advantage of the weight management accountability and support offered at Women’s Center for Health and Wellness. Call the office or book an appointment online today.