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Obesity is defined as a BMI of 30 or greater, and overweight is defined as a BMI of 25 or greater. Since the World Health Organization (WHO) recognized obesity as a chronic disease in 1948, the American Medical Association (AMA) followed suit, declaring obesity as a chronic disease in 2013.

 

Although BMI alone may be an incomplete marker of one’s health based on an individual’s overall characteristics, by 2030, it is predicted that at least 50% of the adult population will have a BMI of 30 or greater, and at least 25% of adults will reach a BMI of 40 or greater. These numbers are not only staggering, it is a testament to the worsening health of the world’s population at large.

 

Our understanding of this chronic disease is evolving and growing at an exciting pace, and there has never been a better time for patients like you to benefit from all of the available treatment options. Some anti-obesity medications like Ozempic or Mounjaro mimic a hormone, or a combine of hormones to function the way it should when your body is at optimal health, helping to regulate your appetite, as well improve your diabetes. Other medications such as Contrave can simultaneously treat your depression, improving your depression related weight gain. Phentermine can give you more energy during the day, while curbing daytime hunger. Qsymia combines Phentermine and Topiramate to prolong the effects of diminishing the hunger signal throughout the day, by targeting multiple areas of your brain responsible for overeating.

 

Last but not least, Zepbound has recently been FDA approved for non-diabetic patients for weight loss. For some, this novel medication has shown to achieve percentage of weight loss traditionally achievable only through bariatric surgery!

 

How does this help you on your weight loss journey? Diminishing the hunger signal gives YOU the break you need to stop eating large quantities, or eating when not hungry. When you crave chocolates, chips, fast food or junk food less, you can make better food choices. If depression drives your excess food intake, these medications can help, resulting in weight loss. As a member of The Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) and Illinois Obesity Society (IOS), Dr. Kim is dedicated to staying up-to-date on the latest advancements in obesity medicine, in order to give her patients the safest and best options available. 

 

At Apex Weight Solutions, we recognize the need to treat both patients who are currently struggling, as well as those at highest risk of progressing to obesity. Apex Weight Solutions offers a weight loss program for those with a body max index (BMI) of 25 or over. As a weight loss clinic within close proximity to downtown Chicago, patients like you now have direct access to an obesity medicine specialist like Dr. Kim, who is only one of 8,263 board certified obesity medicine physician in the United States and Canada combined. Our clinic is dedicated to supporting your goal of living your best life enjoying the little things, or achieving lifelong goals previously felt to be impossible.

 

As this field continues to grow, patients like you should take full advantage of the benefits that a board certified obesity medicine specialist like Dr. Kim can provide you!

 

Need some guidance? The Truth About Weight can be a great resource for you. Want to be an advocate? Become a member of the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC). Like what you read? Follow Apex Weight Solutions on Instagram or Facebook for the “Did you know?” series. Have questions? Call, text or email today!

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