Weight Loss

Mohammad A. Haque, MD

Board Certified Family Practice & Wound Care Specialist located in Houston, TX

If you’re overweight or obese, it puts a strain on every part of your body, making you more vulnerable to potentially life-threatening diseases. If you know you’re overweight but are finding it hard to lose weight, Mohammad A. Haque, MD, in Houston, Texas, can help. Dr. Haque provides diet and weight-loss advice and support and monitors your progress and your health. With his help, you can succeed in getting to your ideal weight. Call the office today to find out more or book an appointment online.

Weight Loss Q & A

Why is weight loss important for my health?

Weight loss is important because being overweight or obese contributes to many disabling, life-threatening conditions. In most cases, these conditions are preventable if you maintain a healthy body weight.

Some of these conditions include:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Gallstones
  • Fatty liver disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Kidney disease
  • Obstructive sleep apnea 
  • Some types of cancer 

Being overweight or obese also has an impact on your quality of life. It can be very discouraging to be so heavy you can’t take part in activities you enjoy. It can also be embarrassing to have problems moving around when you go out and distressing to struggle with daily tasks like getting dressed.

These factors, plus the fatigue and low self-esteem that often come with being overweight or obese, can lead to problems like depression, anxiety, and social phobia. With sensible, healthy weight loss, you can regain your health and vitality and significantly improve your quality of life.

Why do I struggle to lose weight?

Most people find it a struggle to lose weight, so you’re not alone. It’s worth having a health check with Dr. Haque to see if there’s an underlying problem that could be making weight loss unnecessarily challenging.

For example, conditions like hypothyroidism can make you gain weight and make it harder to lose weight. A checkup and some routine tests should uncover any problems, which Dr. Haque can then treat.

There are also many psychological reasons why weight loss can be a struggle. Feeling that you’re depriving yourself of the things you most enjoy eating is a major barrier to weight loss. You might also have problems with portion control, or not know what you should be eating or what types of exercise to try.

You might hate going to the gym, or you might have such a busy life that trying to cook healthy meals or fit in exercise is a challenge. There are so many diets and weight-loss products available that it can be confusing to know which one to try.

How does my doctor help with weight loss?

Dr. Haque plays a critical role in helping you with your weight-loss journey. He can provide a nutrition plan that’s tailored to your needs and help you choose the best types of exercise for your health needs. If needed, he may prescribe weight-loss medications for a time.

While you’re losing weight, you can come in for regular checkups to make sure your blood pressure is coming down and your heart health is improving.

Dr. Haque can also help you with the psychological barriers to weight loss, making you more likely to succeed in reaching your goal of achieving a healthy weight. Weight-loss counseling can make a tremendous difference in how you approach the process of losing weight, and it’s good to know you have someone there who cares about your success.

Find out more about weight-loss services by calling the office of Mohammad A. Haque, MD, or book an appointment online.