Weight Loss

Duan C Copeland, MD -  - Men’s Sexual Health Physician

Duan Copeland, MD

Male Therapeutics

Men’s Sexual Health Physician & Urologist located in Scottsdale, AZ

Reaching and maintaining a healthy weight is one of the most powerful things you can do to boost your health as a man. At Male Therapeutics in Scottsdale, Arizona, Dr. Duan Copeland offers personalized weight loss support to help you reach your goals. If you’re ready to make a change in your health and wellness and would like to learn more about medically-supervised weight loss, schedule a consultation today, either online or over the phone.

Weight Loss Q & A

What are the risks of being overweight or obese?

Carrying excess weight places an enormous strain on virtually all of your body’s systems. If you’re overweight or obese you are at an elevated risk of developing:

  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Sleep apnea
  • Certain cancers
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Gout
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Sexual dysfunction

This is far from a comprehensive list. Obesity has wide-ranging effects that can significantly decrease your quality of life.

Why is it so hard to lose weight and keep it off?

This is a complex question, and there’s no single answer. Part of the problem lies in lifestyle shifts that have occurred over time. Americans on average get far less exercise or activity today than in previous generations. 

There have also been astounding changes in our food supply. An increase in processed food and the cheap and easy availability of fast food contributes to caloric excess. Even portion sizes are far different from what our grandparents were accustomed to.

Many people assume that an inability to lose weight is a mark of laziness or lack of willpower. A growing body of research supports the notion that weight loss is far more involved than previously thought.

There are factors at play that are often beyond your immediate control, and many men need help losing excess weight and maintaining those results.

How is medically supervised weight loss different?

One of the biggest benefits of working with Male Therapeudics to define and reach your weight loss goals is having a trusted medical professional oversee your progress.

Your overall health is the central focus from start to finish, and your weight loss plan can be modified to ensure your health is improving, not deteriorating.

Accountability is another benefit of medically supervised weight loss. As you progress toward your goal, you’ll find it rewarding to come in and have your hard work acknowledged and celebrated. Simply having someone to report to can make a world of difference.

Medication may play a role in your weight loss process, and it’s important to work closely with a doctor trained to manage your drug therapy. Not only can certain medications help you lose weight, altering your existing medication for other health issues can also be beneficial.

Male Therapeudics also creates a diet and exercise plan tailored to your needs and lifestyle. Making positive changes over time can add up to big results. When you’re ready to begin, book a visit at Male Therapeutics online or by phone.