Weight Loss Specialist

The Ageless Institute

Gregory Singleton, MD

Family Medicine Physician & Integrative Medicine Practice located in Orangeburg, SC

Obesity can have far-reaching effects on a person’s medical health as well as their self-image. If you need help losing weight, Gregory Singleton, MD uses a tailored weight-loss program and weight-loss guidance to get you closer to a healthier weight. If you’re looking for a medical provider in Orangeburg, South Carolina who can help you lose weight, call or click to schedule an appointment at The Ageless Institute.

Weight Loss Q & A

What causes weight gain?

Your weight is the product of the delicate balance between how many calories enter your body through food and how many calories you burn over the course of a day. Whenever your calorie consumption outweighs your body’s needs, you can gain weight.

Other factors may also influence your weight such as:

  • Hormone imbalance: your level of estrogen, stress hormones, and thyroid hormones
  • Sedentary lifestyle: the number of hours you sit and amount of exercise you get
  • Sleep deprivation: the increase in appetite-stimulating chemicals and food intake
  • Metabolism: the rate your body processes energy, which slows with age
  • Medication: side effects you experience from prescriptions
  • Medical conditions: the effects of metabolic syndrome, PCOS, Cushing’s disease, or hypothyroidism

What are the risks of being overweight?

Although modern America tends to think about weight as an appearance issue, your weight can also become a medical issue. People who are overweight or obese have a higher rate of chronic disease.

Diseases that are directly related to being overweight or obese include:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • High cholesterol
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Mood disorders

 

Excess weight also adds pressure to your bones and joints, leading to pain and arthritis. You may not be able to move or perform tasks as easily as someone at a healthy weight either.

How can a doctor help with weight loss?

Dr. Singleton uses safe, medically sound weight-loss methods to help you achieve lasting weight loss. He takes an integrative approach, using multiple modalities to promote your success.

Dr. Singleton’s weight-loss approach primarily consists of a tailored weight-loss program and weight-loss support.

Weight-loss support

Dr. Singleton offers ongoing weight-loss support to provide motivation and accountability. He also offers weight-loss counseling to bring you the most up-to-date, medically sound weight-loss advice.

He also helps you make the transition to eating normally after the calorie restriction to prevent weight gain.

If you’re interested in medically supervised weight loss, make an appointment at The Ageless Institute online or over the phone.