How to calculate Body Mass Index?
BMI is calculated by dividing your weight in kilograms with height in meters squared. It is just a quick method for adults. BMI depends on your age, sex, and ethnicity. For more precise calculations use one of the online BMI calculators.
If your BMI is over 25 kg/m² and especially if it is over 30 kg/m² you should consult an online doctor.
How can EUDoctor telemedicine platform help with weight loss?
First book an appointment. Telemedicine is a great way to get medical care because there are no waiting rooms and doctor and patient are prepared in advance for the meeting. If you forgot some of the papers there is no problem because you are at home and can get any information required by the doctor easily.
The doctor will then assess your condition by asking a series of questions and examining your medical history. After that, he will offer personalized weight loss guidance and treatment, set realistic weight loss goals, and provide ongoing support and monitoring.
Weight loss treatment
Treatment for fighting obesity will include several steps:
The doctor will tailor the diet plan according to your needs and wishes. Fasting or starving yourself is not an option since in this condition it will only worsen your health.
The diet plan will include changes in eating habits and food choices. Also, regulating and monitoring calorie intake is an important part of lowering weight.
Physical activity is another important part of the weight loss program and achieving a healthy weight. The doctor will give you exercises according to your condition.
If you are unable to move a lot, you will work out at home, in bed, or chair until you gain more mobility.
Weight loss medications
Besides exercise and diet, your healthcare provider can determine that prescription medications like Wegovy (semaglutide) or Ozempic (also semaglutide) are suitable for your weight loss journey. You can then discuss with an online doctor the benefits, risks, and potential side effects of these medications. If deemed appropriate, he can electronically prescribe these medications to you.
Prefilled pen injection like Wegovy and Ozempic can help you achieve your weight loss goals. Doctors utilize their expertise in weight management combined with consideration of your health history and needs to choose the proper weight loss medication for you.
Even if doctors prescribe you medications, you will still need to stick to your health plan and exercise regularly.
How long do I have to take weight loss medications?
When he prescribes you medications, the doctor will tell you how often and how long should you use them. Excessive use of weight loss medications can lead to serious metabolic issues.
Most people who are taking these medications start to feel better and lose weight within a few weeks.
What are the side effects of weight loss medications?
The most common side effects of weight loss medications are constipation, dry mouth, nausea, or diarrhea. If serious side effects like trouble with breathing, chest pain, rapid heartbeat, or trouble with urinating occur, you should consult a doctor.
Weight loss is a marathon
Losing weight doesn't occur instantly, even with medications. By changing your lifestyle and sticking to the weight loss treatment your online doctor provided for you, you will lose weight steadily over time and your overall health and happiness will increase.