Weight Loss Specialist

Ryan Williams, DO -  - Family Medicine Physician

Florence Family Medicine

Ryan Williams, DO

Family Medicine Physician located in Florence, SC

More than a third of American adults are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. At Florence Family Medicine in Florence, South Carolina, Dr. Ryan Williams offers individualized weight loss programs and works with men, women, and children to reduce the health risks associated with obesity. Reduce your risks and manage your weight; call or book your appointment online today.

Weight Loss Q & A

What are the health complications associated with obesity?

Obesity increases the risk for a range of health complications, including:

  • Cancer
  • Arthritis
  • Diabetes
  • Depression
  • Inflammation
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Fatty liver disease
  • Cardiovascular disease

Excess body weight puts excess pressure on your organs, bones, and muscles.

How does medical weight loss work?

Medical weight loss is usually effective because it involves the support and monitoring of a trained medical professional.

Dr. Williams provides customized weight loss programs designed to suit your individual needs, as he combines medical weight loss methods that have been proven successful, such as:

  • Medications (when necessary)
  • Diagnostic testing
  • Medical nutrition training
  • Rehabilitative frequent exercise
  • Valuable education and information

Dr. Williams sees you for regular checkups to monitor your overall health and weight loss progress as he helps you lose weight in the safest and most efficient ways possible.

Dr. Williams evaluates your health, medical history, and family history so that your plan suits your needs. Certain genetic and environmental factors can influence your weight, and Dr. Williams considers all of these factors to create a sustainable plan that works for you.

Nutrition is a large part of your medical weight loss program, since eating right can fuel and energize your body with the nutrient-dense foods you need to lose weight. Certain foods can signal the right chemical, hormonal, and metabolic response that promotes weight loss.

What medical conditions might affect weight loss?

Certain medical conditions can impact your weight, such as arthritis, diabetes, and irritable bowel syndrome.

Dr. Williams creates modified, personalized exercise programs for people dealing with chronic pain who might find it harder to exercise regularly.

Some gastrointestinal and digestive disorders -- like irritable bowel syndrome involve pain, constipation, and fatigue -- can impact your food cravings and inhibit your ability to lose weight. Thyroid disorders can also cause people to gain weight more rapidly.

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and prioritizing nutrition, stress-relief, and frequent exercise can help you to sustain your weight loss in the future and improve your health overall.

To start your medical weight loss program, call or book your consultation with Dr. Williams online.