Category: Weight Loss

When PCOS Affects Weight and Fertility, Lifestyle Changes Can Help

If a woman is experiencing problems with her hormones, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) could be the diagnosis. With PCOS, the ovaries produce an abnormal amount of androgens, sex hormones that are more prevalent in men and typically found in only small amounts in women. Additionally, many small cysts, or fluid-filled sacs, can develop on a […]

The Link Between Obesity and Osteoarthritis   

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the worldwide prevalence of overweight and obesity has nearly tripled since 1975. One of the results of this drastic increase is a marked rise in health conditions like cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and some forms of cancer. Much of this is due to the effects of obesity […]

Too Busy for the Gym? Try These Desk Exercises   

Over the last few years, the COVID-19 pandemic caused a lot of changes in the way people live and work. Yet regardless of whether you now work from home or still have to commute, you’re likely just as busy as ever. Being busy also means that you might not have enough time for habits you […]

The Latest on Wegovy (Semaglutide): Is the Shortage Almost Over?

In June 2021, the Food & Drug Administration approved Wegovy (generic name: Semaglutide) for chronic weight management—making it the most effective medication of its kind to hit the market in decades. Administered using a simple pen that injects the medication underneath the skin, Wegovy mimics the hormone known as glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), which is a […]

Tips for Getting Past a Weight Loss Plateau

A weight loss journey can sometimes be a challenging experience full of day-to-day ups and downs that make it difficult to stick with. Choosing the right meal plan and finding time to add an exercise routine into a busy daily life are hard work even in the best of circumstances. It’s also a unique individual […]

The GOLO Diet: Does it Actually Work?

America has had an obesity problem for the last 40-50 years, and it doesn’t seem to be changing for the better. In September 2022, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report that noted the number of states with high rates of obesity had doubled just since 2018. Even as the numbers […]

Is Weight Loss a Side Effect of Adderall?

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common neurodevelopmental disorder that affects millions of people each year in the United States. Though mainly seen in children between the ages of three and 17, ADHD is also estimated to affect about 2.5% of the adult population. Since the disorder first started to be diagnosed more regularly in the […]

Compounded Wegovy—Not a Safe Workaround for Weight Management

Wegovy is one of the latest weight loss medications approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration—offering millions of Americans struggling with obesity an exciting, proven new treatment option to consider. Approved in June 2021, Wegovy is for adults with obesity, as well as overweight adults struggling with at least one weight-related health condition (such […]

Weight Loss With Irritable Bowel Syndrome  

With nearly 15% of the population suffering from it annually, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is one of the most common digestive disorders in the United States and one of the most common reasons people visit a doctor of gastroenterology. IBS tends to be a chronic disease, and it has no cure, yet a number of […]

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