Weight Loss Specialist

Salem Wellness Clinic

Naturopathic Doctors & Primary Care Practices located in Salem, OR

Losing weight can be difficult, and many people struggle to drop excess pounds. At Salem Wellness Clinic in Salem, Oregon, Dr. Laika Rodriguez and Rebecca Kelly, FNP help their patients achieve and maintain a healthy body weight. They both teach their patients how to make dietary and lifestyle choices in order to look and feel better than ever. A healthy lifestyle allows you to finally shed extra weight without the dangerous side effects of weight loss pills or crash diets. If you're struggling to lose weight, let us provide the guidance you need. Call Salem Wellness Clinic today or book an appointment online. If the usual guidance and lifestyle changes aren’t enough, we have a medically supervised weight loss program that is effective and safe.

Weight Loss Q & A

Salem Wellness Clinic

What are some health risks associated with being overweight?

Maintaining a healthy body weight is an essential part of wellness. Excess fat can increase your risk of many dangerous health conditions, including:

  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Stroke
  • Certain cancers
  • Sleep apnea

Being overweight doesn’t always mean you will develop health problems, but it does raise your risk for many serious illnesses. Pregnant women who are overweight or obese are at an especially high risk for health complications.

What conditions can cause weight gain?

It's true that many people gain weight due to an unhealthy lifestyle, but certain medical conditions can also cause you to become overweight. If you're struggling to lose weight, it's important to get evaluated for any underlying health problems.

Metabolic or endocrine disorders are often responsible for weight gain. Health conditions that can cause you to gain weight include:

  • Thyroid disorders
  • Diabetes
  • Cushing's syndrome
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

Mental health issues sometimes trigger weight gain as well. People who suffer from anxiety, depression, insomnia, or high levels of stress may be more likely to become overweight.

How can I lose weight safely and effectively?

It can be difficult to shed excess pounds and keep them off. Many people turn to unhealthy weight loss methods like crash diets or diet pills, but these habits are unlikely to result in long-term solutions.

Our providers can help you determine the cause of your weight gain. If a medical condition or prescription medication is responsible, they can help you find a treatment that will correct the problem.

How can Salem Wellness Clinic providers help with weight loss?

Through nutritional and lifestyle counseling, our providers teach their patients how to care for their bodies and make healthy choices. By improving your diet and lifestyle, you can lose weight, while also boosting your overall health.

Dr. Rodriguez and Rebecca Kelly, FNP help their patients choose foods that meet their nutritional needs and support a healthy metabolism.  They also provide guidance on dietary supplements, physical activities, and other environmental or lifestyle factors that promote weight loss. If you need more intense help with weight control they will refer you to our medically supervised weight loss program with weekly coaching sessions.  Whatever it takes we want to help you attain your wellness goals.

If you're struggling to lose weight, Salem Wellness Clinic can help. Call Salem Wellness Clinic today or book an appointment online.