Body wisdom for women: Facts about weight and health

Being healthy isn’t only about a number on the scale. Everyone’s body is different, and many factors contribute to overall health.

That’s why talking to your doctor about weight is important.

Keeping your body at a healthy weight helps prevent problems like heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure. It also makes life better by giving you more energy, helping you sleep better, and making it easier to move around and play. This is true for girls and women of all ages, from childhood to adolescence and adulthood, through pregnancy, menopause, and aging into older adulthood.

Start a conversation about weight with your doctor

Talking to your doctor about your weight is important in prioritizing your health. Even though it might feel awkward or personal, your doctor is there to support you and help you stay healthy.

You can schedule an appointment with one of the doctors on the women’s health team at Airline Children Women’s Health Center and begin your journey towards a healthier you.

Five ways a doctor can help women with weight management

As trusted healthcare professionals, our doctors provide comprehensive support and guidance to help you achieve and maintain a healthy weight. They understand that each person’s body is unique and offer personalized solutions tailored to your needs.

Here are five ways they can help.

  1. Find out what’s happening: If you’re gaining weight quickly or having trouble reaching a healthy weight, your doctor can help figure out why. Hormone changes, approaching menopause, diabetes, stress, or the medicine you take can affect your weight. Your doctor knows how to spot these issues.
  2. Get advice just for you: Doctors know that everyone is different. They can suggest foods that are good for you, exercises you’ll enjoy, and ways to handle eating when feeling emotional.
  3. Try medications if needed: If you’re an adult and having serious problems because of your weight and you haven’t been able to lose enough with diet and exercise, your doctor might prescribe medications to help you lose weight safely.
  4. Keep an eye on your health: Doctors will monitor your weight changes over time. This helps them detect health problems early or determine if you need different kinds of help.
  5. Get encouragement: Managing your weight can be hard sometimes, but doctors are here to support you.
A healthy weight is different for every body

Every woman’s body is different

Remember, weight isn’t about the number on the scale or the size of your clothes; it is just one of many factors that influence your overall health.  

At Airline Children & Women’s Health Center, your doctor can help you understand what your healthy weight might look like, provide personalized advice, monitor your progress, and give you support and encouragement.

So don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with one of our doctors today to discuss your weight and start your journey toward a healthier you! Call 713-695-4013.

Going on fad diets or taking weight loss pills or supplements to shed a few pounds is dangerous and unnecessary. If you need help with weight management or are worried about your health, the best thing you can do is talk to your doctor. 

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