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Eating a balanced diet and exercising regularly is vital to maintaining a healthy weight and your overall wellbeing. While being overweight can lower self-esteem and trigger emotional problems, the more overweight a man is, the more likely he will develop a variety of mild to severe health problems.

Some of the health complications associated with being overweight may include:

  • Elevated testosterone levels
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure or hypertension
  • Sleep disorders, including sleep apnea and insomnia
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Gout

Obese men have a higher risk of developing more serious, potentially life-threatening health problems, including:

  • Blood clots
  • Heart attack
  • Heart disease
  • Coronary heart failure (CHF)
  • Stroke
  • Type-2 diabetes
  • Kidney disease
  • Various cancers, including colon, rectal and prostate cancer

Our Weight Management Services
The Loma Linda University's Center for Health Promotion is home to a revolutionary Weight Management Program run by a well-trained, talented team of dieticians; surgeons, doctors and nurses; personal trainers and exercise specialists and psychotherapists. To help patients successfully lose and manage their weight, our experienced specialists work together to develop a realistic, individualized weight management program for each patient.

Our holistic approach concentrates on:

  • Educating patients about nutrition and healthy eating habits
  • Working with patients to develop healthy, balanced meal plans
  • Developing effective, achievable exercise regimens that are tailored to fit a patient's physical limitations
  • Performing complex surgical procedures, including gastric bypass surgery, to help the morbidly obese kick-start their weight loss
  • Offering patients emotional support as they transform their lifestyle habits, their relationship with food and their bodies.

To Learn More about Our Weight Management Services
Call (877) 558-5877, or visit these pages to learn more about our weight management services for men:

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