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BE PROACTIVE, NOT REACTIVE WITH YOUR HEALTH.

Palmetto Wellness & Weight Loss MD provides patients with Education, Encouragement, and Accountability. We provide our patients with the educational resources needed to lose weight safely, encouragement along the journey to a new you, and accountability through weekly meetings reviewing progress and weight loss goals.

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MAKE A CHANGE TODAY SO YOU CAN:

Improve your overall health

Learn to manage your weight, cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar

Quit smoking

Manage your stress

Be more active

HEART ATTACK AND STROKE PREVENTION PROGRAM

Knowing your risk factors for heart attack and stroke is key to preventing one. We design a comprehensive approach to modify and treat identified risk factors to lower the risk of stroke and MI.

Risk Factors for Heart Attack

  • Tobacco smoke
  • High blood Cholesterol
    • Low HDL - High-Density-Lipoprotein
    • High LDL - Low Density Lipoprotein
  • High triglycerides
  • High blood pressure
  • Lack of physical activity
  • Overweight
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • High stress levels
  • Excessive alcohol intake
  • Poor diet and nutrition

Risk Factors for Heart Atack You Can Not Control

  • Increasing age
  • Gender, Males are at higher risk than women
  • Heredity

Risk Factors for Stroke

  • High blood pressure
  • Smoking
  • Diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • Physical inactivity and obesity
  • Carotid or other artery disease
  • Transient ischemic attacks (TIAs)
  • Atrial fibrillation (AFib) or other heart disease
  • Certain blood disorders
  • Excessive alcohol intake
  • Illegal drug use
  • Sleep apnea

Risk Factors for Stroke You Can Not Control

  • Increasing age
  • Gender, Woman have a higher lifetime risk of stroke than men
  • Heredity and race, African Americans are at higher risk and family history increases risk also
  • Previous stroke history

DIABETES PREVENTION

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Who should be tested for prediabetes and diabetes?

According to the American Diabetes Association even adults without symptoms who are overweight or obese and have one or more additional risk factors for diabetes should be tested beginning at the age of 45 years old.

Risk Factors for Prediabetes and Diabetes

  • Obese or overweight
  • Over the age of 45 years old
  • Physical inactivity
  • Diabetic history with your parent, brother or sister
  • Having a family background that is African American, Alaska Native, American Indian, Asian American, Hispanic/ Latino, or Pacific Islander.
  • Giving birth to a baby weighing more than 9 pounds or being diagnosed with gestational diabetes (diabetes first found during pregnancy).
  • Having blood pressure - 140/ 90 mmHg or above-or being treated for high blood pressure
  • HDL or “good”, cholesterol below 35 mg/dl, or a triglyceride level above 250 mg/dl
  • Having polycystic ovary syndrome, also called PCOS
  • Having impaired fasting glucose (IFG) or impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) on previous testing
  • Having other conditions associated with insulin resistance, such as severe obesity or a condition called acanthosis nigricans, characterized by a dark, velvety rash around the neck or armpits
  • Having a history of cardiovascular disease

If testing results are normal, testing should be repeated at least every 3 years, unless directed by a physician to have sooner.

Weight Loss Plans

At Palmetto Wellness & Weight Loss MD, we make losing weight an attainable goal through three core values:

  • Education: We provide patients with the educational resources needed to lose weight safely.
  • Encouragement: We provide encouragement along the journey to a new you and we continue to customize your plan as you lose weight.
  • Accountability: We provide accountability for our patients by meeting with them every week to go over their weight loss goals.

At Palmetto Wellness & Weight Loss MD, we offer three program options depending on the patient's needs.
During the free initial consultation, an evaluation will determine the type of plan required for optimum results. Depending on the option the patient chooses, a plan will then be constructed to begin a healthy weight loss journey. Each plan is individualized based on a person’s tastes and co-morbid conditions.

Natural Hormone Replacement for Women and Men

Through our Functional Medicine training we understand how important maintaining the proper balance of hormones is to one’s overall health and sense of well being. We offer blood and saliva testing to determine and follow up your hormone requirements, and work with local compounding pharmacies to customize your prescription using bio-identical natural hormones to optimize your hormone balance.