Weight Loss

Pain Management, Weight Loss & Pain Medicine located in Elkridge, MD
Weight Loss

Weight Loss services located in Elkridge, MD

Losing weight can be challenging without the right support, guidance, and strategies. At Better Pain Management Strategies in Elkridge, Maryland, Dr. Mercy Amah, DNP, works with you to develop a personalized weight management plan to help you achieve and maintain sustainable weight loss. From diet support to injectable medications, Dr. Amah offers a comprehensive approach to weight management. Call or schedule an appointment online today to learn more.

Weight Loss Q & A

Why is weight loss so difficult?

Weight loss is a common struggle among many Americans, with as many as 41% of adults struggling with their weight. Fad diets and quick fixes alone aren’t enough to support sustainable weight loss for many men and women. Several factors can contribute to weight gain and make it difficult to lose weight, including:

  • Genetics
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Poor diet
  • Lack of physical activity
  • Emotional eating
  • Certain medications
  • Slow metabolism
  • Underlying medical conditions

Understanding the complexities of weight loss is crucial for achieving a healthy weight. At Better Pain Management Strategies, your provider works with you to develop a personalized plan that helps you reach and maintain a healthy weight.

Can weight loss relieve chronic pain?

Weight loss can relieve pressure from your joints and tissues to reduce chronic pain. Excess weight strains your joints, back, hips, and knees, making it difficult to move comfortably. 

If you have a degenerative condition, like osteoarthritis, herniated discs, or osteoporosis, weight gain can make your pain worse. It may also cause the condition to progress more quickly, leading to cartilage deterioration or stress fractures.

Losing weight and maintaining a healthy body mass index (BMI) for your height and natural build can relieve joint stress, reduce inflammation, and improve your mobility.

How can weight loss affect my health?

Along with minimizing chronic pain, healthy weight loss can improve your overall health. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), losing even 5-10% of your overall body mass can:

  • Increase energy
  • Improve sleep quality
  • Support cardiovascular health
  • Enhance mood and self-esteem

Weight loss also reduces your risk of chronic diseases, such as Type 2 diabetes, stroke, hypertension (high blood pressure), and certain cancers.

How can medication help support weight loss?

Medications for weight loss, such as Mounjaro® and semaglutide, can help suppress your appetite and control cravings. They work alongside diet, exercise, and lifestyle changes like quitting smoking, reducing alcohol consumption, and minimizing stress. 

Better Pain Management Strategies uses these once-weekly injections to accelerate weight loss and help you maintain a healthy weight.

Call Better Pain Management Strategies today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about weight loss.

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