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At Evoca, we understand that maintaining a healthy weight is not just about appearances; it’s about living a full and vibrant life. We are proud to introduce our comprehensive Weight Management service, led by our experienced and compassionate General Practitioners (GPs). Our Weight Management service is designed to address your unique needs and goals. Whether you’re looking to shed excess pounds, improve your overall health, or develop sustainable habits for long-term well-being, our GPs are committed to helping you achieve lasting success.
Your Evoca doctor will work closely with you to develop a tailored plan that encompasses nutrition, exercise, mental health, and medical assessments
Weight Management and a GP’s role
In today’s fast-paced world, achieving and maintaining a healthy weight can be a challenging endeavour. Factors such as genetics, lifestyle, and medical conditions can all play a role in your weight management journey. That’s why our team of dedicated GPs at Evoca Women’s Health are here to provide you with personalised guidance and support every step of the way.
The Complex Connection: Weight and Women’s Health
Contrary to widespread belief, weight and BMI aren’t precise indicators of body fat content, despite being the conventional tools used to assess it. Moreover, being overweight isn’t solely the result of overeating or insufficient exercise, just as being underweight isn’t solely the outcome of undereating or excessive physical activity. These factors do play a role, but the story is far more intricate, with genetics, family history, concurrent medical conditions, and medications also wielding considerable influence over your weight.
Our Weight Management service
When it comes to weight management, the guidance and support of a General Practitioner (GP) can make a world of difference. Your Evoca GP serves as your trusted ally on the path to better health, offering not only medical expertise but also a holistic approach to weight management tailored to your individual needs.
- With a holistic approach, your doctor will delve into your medical history and arrange any necessary tests to uncover the underlying reasons for changes in your weight. By addressing these factors, your GP empowers you to make informed decisions about your health journey.
- With years of medical training and experience, Evoca GPs possess a deep understanding of the complexities of weight and its impact on health. They can place this knowledge in the context of any co-existing conditions you may have.
- Navigating the plethora of weight management information available can be overwhelming and confusing. Your GP serves as your reliable source of evidence-based information. They guide you through the maze of diets, exercise regimens, weight loss medications, bariatric surgery options, and wellness trends, helping you discern what’s most effective and safe
How to prepare for your visit
Reflect on your goals: Before your appointment, take some time to reflect on your weight management goals. What do you hope to achieve? Whether it’s weight loss, better overall health, or addressing specific concerns.
Gather relevant information: Compile a list of information that can help your GP better understand your health and medical history. This includes any previous weight management efforts, diets you’ve tried, exercise routines, food habits and any medications or supplements you’re currently taking.
Bring Medical Records: If you have any relevant medical records, such as blood test results, hormone profiles, or previous evaluations related to your weight, bring them with you
Be ready to collaborate: Remember that your GP is your partner in your weight management journey. Be open to collaboration and ready to follow through with the recommendations and strategies