Weight Loss


Many life-changing and deadly diseases are caused or made worse by excess body weight. Malini Kumar, MD, at Premier Primary Care in Houston, Texas, understands the importance of weight loss to a patient’s health. She also knows how challenging losing weight can be, so she provides comprehensive weight loss programs to help you succeed in reaching your target weight. To find out how you could benefit from Dr. Kumar’s expertise in healthy weight loss, call the office today or schedule an in-person or telehealth appointment online.

Why should I consider weight loss?

If your weight exceeds a healthy level, you should prioritize weight loss. Being overweight strains your internal organs and joints and puts you at high risk of numerous health problems, including:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Peripheral artery disease (PAD)
  • Stroke
  • Gallstones
  • Fatty liver disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Kidney disease
  • Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)
  • Some forms of cancer
  • Depression and anxiety

Excess body weight makes you more vulnerable to problems like shortness of breath, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), infections, and skin disorders. You’re also more likely to develop complications when you’re sick, such as getting pneumonia after the flu.

Weight loss lowers your risk of health problems like these. You also benefit from having more energy and increased self-confidence.


Why is it so hard to lose weight?

Weight loss can be a struggle for anyone, so don’t feel bad if you have difficulties. There might be underlying psychological issues, such as an attitude toward food you learned as a child or using food for comfort when you have emotional problems. For some people, the main challenge is finding time to exercise and make healthy meals.

Many people struggle with portion control and don’t know what to eat when losing weight. Advice from thousands of weight loss books and websites is often contradictory, leaving you wondering which to believe. And if you’re feeling hungry and missing your favorite foods, it’s hard to resist the temptation to abandon your diet.

Another problem that affects many people struggling with weight loss is underlying health problems and medications that make you gain weight or prevent you from losing weight. Dr. Kumar can diagnose and treat conditions like hypothyroidism (thyroid hormone deficiency) and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), making it easier to lose weight. 

What does successful weight loss involve?

Premier Primary Care’s weight management programs provide the ideal support for successful weight loss. Dr. Kumar assesses your health and addresses any health issues refraining from your goals. She creates a personalized treatment plan, including healthy eating habits, diet, exercise, and other lifestyle changes.

Dr. Kumar can also prescribe medications like appetite suppressants to help you reach your weight loss goals. You see her regularly for a health checkup and additional advice, and she offers support when you have difficult days.

Call Premier Primary Care today or book an appointment online for expert help achieving a healthier weight. Telehealth consultations are available for your convenience. 

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