Approximately 14.7 million children and adolescents in America suffer from obesity, while 41.9% of adults are overweight. Fortunately, Candace Bentley, MSN, APNP, FNP-BC, provides expert weight loss services at CB's NP Health Services in Brown Deer, Wisconsin. Treating patients aged two and older, the practice is passionate about their weight loss programs. Whether you’re seeking treatment for yourself or your family, they develop an individualized treatment plan, offering lifestyle and diet modifications, medications, and surgery recommendations. To begin a healthier quality of life, reach out to practice by phone or online today.
Complications that can come along with obesity include:
If your child is struggling with obesity, it’s vital to seek care sooner than later. Obesity can negatively impact their social, mental, and physical development and cause health problems into adulthood.
At your or your child’s first consultation, you can expect your provider to:
It’s important to note that the healthiest weight range for children depends on their height, gender, and age.
After your exam, your provider works with you to develop a plan to meet your or your child’s weight and wellness goals.
CB's NP Health Services offers a wide range of weight loss treatments for children and adults.
For adults, your provider may encourage individualized diets, supplements, physical exercise, stress reduction methods, sleep enhancement tools, and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT).
For kids, small changes are helpful, like encouraging physical activity, cutting back on processed foods or drinks, and developing healthy eating and sleeping habits. For teens, your provider educates and empowers them to make healthy lifestyle changes or decisions.
If you’re an adult with a BMI greater than 30 or living with comorbidities, your provider may recommend anti-obesity medications in addition to diet and exercise improvements. Qsymia® is a medication that aids in weight loss, as are other injectable drugs like Ozempic® and Victoza®.
If you’re an adult with a BMI greater than 40, your provider may recommend a reversible, adjustable gastric band surgery — where a doctor places a Lap-Band around your stomach, limiting your stomach capacity and appetite.
Gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomies are permanent surgeries that support long-lasting weight loss and reduce complications of obesity.
If you’re seeking supportive and nonjudgemental weight loss care, reach out online or call CB's NP Health Services to book a consultation today.