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Weight Loss Specialist

Cure Allergy Clinic

Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology Specialist located in Arlington, TX

Nearly three out of four adults are overweight or obese. If, like millions of Americans, you've decided to lose weight, there's no shortage of fad diets that promise weight loss results. But for effective, nonsurgical weight loss, trust the experts at Cure Allergy Clinic in Arlington, Texas. The practice features a board-certified obesity specialist, Dr. M. Waseem Imam , D.O., and offers holistic programs to help you lose weight — and keep it off long-term. If you live in the communities of Dallas, Irving, Euless, Bedford, Coppell, or Fort Worth, and are looking to lose weight, call the office today or request consultation online.

Weight Loss Q&A

What do doctors consider to be overweight?

Doctors use a tool called a body mass index (BMI) to determine whether your weight falls outside the range of healthy weight. BMI measures your percentage of body fat based on your age, height, weight, and gender. Overweight is someone with a BMI from 25-29. Obesity is defined as BMI over 30. 

If your BMI falls outside the healthy range, Cure Allergy Clinic features a doctor who is board-certified in obesity medicine to help you achieve and maintain a healthy weight.

Why is weight loss so challenging?

Losing weight — and keeping it off — isn't as simple as working off more calories than you consume in a day. Various internal and external factors can complicate your weight-loss efforts. Some of these factors are in your control, but others are not. Oftentimes, the key to weight loss is a medically supervised program to help you lose weight over time.

Are there health risks from weighing too much?

Excess weight takes a toll on your heart, back, knees, and much more. Being overweight can increase your risk for a litany of chronic and severe health conditions, including:

  • Diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • Stroke
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Certain cancers
  • Gallbladder disease

Being overweight also may lead to sleep apnea and osteoarthritis.

What happens in medically supervised weight loss?

Working with Cure Allergy Clinic and a board-certified obesity doctor provides you with access to advice and high-quality weight-loss guidance. At Cure Allergy Clinic, they partner with you to help you set and achieve a healthy weight loss goal, with holistic programs that include:

  • Diet support
  • Medication management
  • Food allergy testing

The team at Cure Allergy Clinic provides food allergy testing to assess food sensitivities that may hurt your weight loss goals. Dr. Imam is an expert with current diet trends, elimination diets, and exercise techniques that can help you lose weight effectively. 

The practice also coaches you on an innovative weight-loss method called intermittent fasting. As the name suggests, intermittent fasting involves switching between periods of fasting and eating. The fasting periods may last 16-24 hours. Research suggests this eating pattern may lower insulin levels and modify hormone levels to increase fat loss, among other benefits.

If you'd like to tackle excess weight once and for all, call the office today or request an appointment at Cure Allergy Clinic online.