Hormones are your body’s chemical messengers. They travel throughout your bloodstream to aid in optimal organ functionality. If your hormones are not functioning properly or are at abnormal levels, there can be imbalance in your body can cause weight gain, hair loss, infertility, and so much more.
Hormones are chemical messengers that regulate processes in our body and are one factor in causing obesity. The hormones leptin, ghrelin, insulin, sex hormones and growth hormones all influence our appetite, metabolism, and body fat distribution. People who are obese have certain hormone levels that encourage abnormal metabolism and the accumulation of body fat.
The thyroid, which is a small butterfly-gland in the front of your neck, regulates your metabolism. The thyroid produces a hormone that is responsible for many bodily functions. Thus, it is imperative to have optimal circulating levels. Yet, an estimated 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease and up to 60% of these people are unaware […]
Body mass index (BMI) is a measurement of a person’s weight relative to their height. It is what our practice, and insurance companies, use to qualify a patient for weight loss surgery. So today we are going to breakdown the BMI calculation and let you in on what it really measures.
In the months following weight loss surgery, it is very common to notice rapid and consistent weight loss. This is due to the caloric restriction as a result of each weight loss procedure. However, there will come a time when weight loss may seem to slow down or even stop. And I’m not talking about […]
Every year, October 11th marks World Obesity Day—a day to raise awareness for the treatment options and action plans for individuals struggling with obesity. As stated before in previous blogs, obesity is a disease that is quickly becoming the largest health epidemic in the world. With more than 28% of the world population estimated to be obese, it is […]
The Talking it Up Show with Arlean Edwards is a local production that interviews keynote speakers within the CSRA. I, Dr. Jacome, was invited to join Arlean on set in a series of videos where I talk about what it takes to live healthy. This is the fifth video we are sharing from this […]
As a medical weight loss physician, I see many patients who complain about a lower quality of life due to their excess weight. However, weight gain and the disease of obesity does not just affect your self-esteem and the activities you are capable of participating in. If left untreated, obesity can contribute to many debilitating […]