With fad diets, extreme lifestyle disruptions and unhealthy diet pills, and other means to control appetite, over the years, most people have lost a few pounds, only to regain them rather quickly once they stop using those means. Why? Because the underlying condition is what’s really keeping you from losing weight. If these conditions are left untreated, you will never be successful, and you certainly won’t achieve optimal health.
Underlying Conditions that Derail Weight Loss
Illness and disorders can contribute to weight gain and also make it difficult to lose weight.
If you’re even just a few pounds overweight, your body is inflamed. Inflammation is the root cause of disease and disorders. These underlying conditions include thyroid dysfunction, autoimmune disease, hypertension, high cholesterol, IBS, and fibromyalgia, to name a few. Additionally, Metabolic syndrome causes inflammation and weight gain. It is a condition in which the high insulin and leptin levels are resistant, causing high blood pressure, high cholesterol, high triglycerides, and visceral fat to become significant risk factors for diabetes, heart disease, cognitive decline, and coronary disorders.
What you can do
Treating the underlying condition or root cause of your weight gain is critical for your overall health and weight loss. Inflammatory conditions are typically caused by environmental toxins, the food we eat, chemical exposures, and not enough exercise. These factors can be controlled for the most part by you! Eating a clean diet that works best for you and exercising are great ways to get started, but you still need to treat your root cause, which requires in-depth testing and lab work is critical to understanding your body’s specific needs and the root cause of your conditions
Obesity and illness are a catch 22
It’s critical to keep your weight down. Being overweight leads to chronic illness just as much as illness leads to weight gain and the inability to shed pounds. The right doctor can help you succeed and live a healthy lifestyle.
Cypress Medical – Dr. Lopez
Cypress Medical is a sole practice utilizing old school medicine and incorporating the latest technology. Dr. Lopez has been in Polk County practicing since 2002, treating geriatric patients and has been the medical director for nursing homes. Dr. Lopez has in house diagnostics such as an ultrasound for the convenience of his patients and for his expertise in diagnostic management. He accepts self-pay patients, and Dr. Lopez has admitting privileges at both BayCare and Advent Health hospitals.
Medication Management is a critical detail that often gets overlooked in larger practices. This can lead to adverse side effects and contraindications. As individuals age, it’s also difficult to keep track of what drugs they should take at what time. Dr. Lopez helps to make thee details easier and safer for his patients. Dr. Lopez also believes that medicine should be personalized. His dedication is for medical treatment to be the way it used to be, the way it’s supposed to be, and to provide the optimal treatment and outcome for his patients.
Dr. Raphael Lopez is Board Certified in internal medicine. He believes in a full-circle level of attention that allows for great continuity of care and reduces redundant testing, medical errors and other issues that often occur when seen by multiple doctors. Dr. Lopez has a special focus on the physician/patient partnership. He brings to this partnership the skills of an experienced physician in both an outpatient and hospital setting. Cypress Medical Center aims to educate our patients in a safe environment while offering you the necessary comprehensive care you deserve. We understand that many people have anxiety about medical treatment, so we created a soothing atmosphere and a scheduling system that never keeps you waiting long. By combining the latest technology with traditional techniques, we give our patients the best care possible.
Dr. Raphael Lopez is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and is a member of the ABIM. The ABIM is the American Board of Internal Medicine that sets the standards and certifies the knowledge and skills of physicians who practice internal medicine.
At Cypress Medical Center, we know that finding the right physician to take care of you is a choice not to be taken lightly. That’s why Dr. Lopez believes that excellent health begins with education and prevention. He has made it his mission to enlighten patients to ways they can take greater control over their own medical health.
To finally have a doctor that knows you by name, thoroughly knows your medical history, and manages your health as if you were a close friend or family member, call Cypress Medical center today at (863) 421-4400!
Cypress Medical Center
295 Patterson Rd Suite B, Haines City, FL 33844