Weight Loss Specialist

Park Medical Center

Rafath Humera, MD

Internist located in Clifton, NJ

Did you know that more than two out of every three Americans are considered overweight or obese? Losing weight can be challenging, but with the help of an experienced physician like Rafath Humera, MD, of Park Medical Center in Clifton, New Jersey, reaching and maintaining a healthy weight is possible. If you’re ready to try a new approach to weight loss, visit the online scheduling tool or call the office today to get started.

Weight Loss Q & A

Why can’t I lose weight or keep it off?

There’s a vast misconception that willpower is the only factor involved in weight loss. In reality, the subject is far more complex. There are many factors that make it hard to lose weight and keep it off.

One issue is the changes that have occurred in the American food supply in recent decades. With fast food available virtually everywhere and grocery store shelves filled with processed foods, we’re taking in more calories and chemicals than our bodies are equipped to handle.

The American lifestyle has also shifted, with many men and women spending more time in front of screens for work and entertainment. That means less time engaging in physical activities or out in nature. When all these factors combine, the end result can be a steep caloric surplus and significant weight gain.

What are the health risks of being overweight or obese?

Carrying excess pounds takes a toll on your health and can impact virtually every system within your body. Some of the risks you face if you are overweight or obese include:

  • Diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • Heart disease
  • Hypertension
  • Breathing problems
  • Liver issues and gallstones
  • Certain types of cancer
  • Bone and joint problems

These are just a few of the health issues you can face if you’re overweight or obese.

What are the benefits of medically supervised weight loss?

Chances are you’ve tried numerous approaches to losing weight. You may even have achieved success for a while before the pounds returned. Medically supervised weight loss is different from the multitude of diet and exercise plans currently on the market.

The most important benefit is having Dr. Humera there to monitor your health as you move through the weight-loss process. Your body has to adjust to a new diet and exercise routine, and too much change in a short period of time can cause serious health issues.

If you have existing medical conditions like diabetes or heart disease, it’s important to remain under the care of a skilled physician as you pursue weight loss. Dr. Humera keeps a close eye on your health and can make adjustments in your treatment plan as you move closer to your goals.

There are medications that can help you reach your goals. Some work to decrease appetite, while others help boost your metabolism. Supplements can ensure you’re getting the nutrients you need during your time of transition.

There’s also the benefit of having a trusted adviser to turn to if you have questions or concerns about your progress. You’ll come in for routine weight-loss checkups, and this helps you stay accountable. These are also opportunities to get the support and guidance you need as you navigate your weight-loss journey.

When you’re ready to move closer to your weight-loss goals, schedule an appointment at Park Medical Center, online or by phone.