LTH Family Medicine

Weight Loss

Family Medicine & Weight Loss located in Desoto, TX

Weight Loss

When you’re frustrated by the challenges of losing weight on your own, you can rely on the compassionate weight loss services available at LTH Family Medicine. Board-certified family nurse practitioner Kashaelyn Hollins-Henderson, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, understands that the journey to a healthy weight can be difficult without the right support. Kashaelyn provides nutritional counseling, lifestyle recommendations, and medications like semaglutide and tirzepatide so you can lose excess pounds and maintain your weight loss results. Call the Desoto, Texas, office today to schedule a weight loss consultation or book an appointment online.

Why is weight loss important for good health?

Your weight plays a significant role in your existing and long-term health. If you’re overweight or obese, the excess weight puts unnecessary pressure on your organs and joints and increases your risk for persistent pain and chronic physical conditions like:

  • Stroke
  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Sleep apnea
  • Hypertension

Your weight can also contribute to mental and emotional health issues, including depression and anxiety.

LTH Family Medicine offers personalized weight loss services for adults. Kashaelyn tailors a program to support safe, consistent weight loss and also gives you tools you can use to maintain a healthy body weight for the rest of your life.

When should I consider medically supervised weight loss?

You can benefit from the medically supervised weight loss services available at LTH Family Medicine if you have a lot of weight to lose but aren’t sure how to start your journey.

A weight loss program is also an ideal way to achieve a healthy body weight if you have underlying conditions that affect your metabolism or interfere with your ability to lose weight through diet and exercise.

These conditions can include:

  • Hypothyroidism
  • Menopause
  • Low testosterone
  • Chronic pain conditions
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

Kashaelyn offers blood testing and other lab work to identify health issues that make weight loss difficult. She helps you manage underlying conditions throughout your weight loss program so that you can achieve your wellness goals.

What is included in a weight loss program?

The weight loss programs available at LTH Family Medicine focus on your individual needs and goals.

Kashaelyn helps you make better lifestyle and diet choices to support consistent weight loss using resources like:

  • Daily exercise
  • Meal planning
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Stress reduction

Kashaelyn can also prescribe medications like semaglutide and tirzepatide that reduce cravings for food and boost your metabolism so you can burn calories more efficiently. Physicians use these prescription, injectable medicines to manage type 2 diabetes, but they’re also effective in supporting weight loss by helping you feel less hungry.

Through routine follow-up visits in your home or online, Kashaelyn continues to monitor your weight loss success. She helps you set new wellness goals as you achieve each established milestone and provides the ongoing support you need to maintain optimal physical and mental wellness.

Cal LTH Family Medicine to schedule a weight loss consultation or book an appointment online.