Weight Management Specialist

Eastway Medical Clinic & Urgent Care

Family Practice and Urgent Care located in Charlotte, NC

After reaching adulthood and moving into middle age, weight management becomes increasingly difficult, and the risks of being overweight or obese grow accordingly. If Charlotte, North Carolina, is convenient for you, call Eastway Medical Clinic & Urgent Care or book an appointment online with Dr. Sylvia Okoye or Dr. Joseph Okoye to get the facts about proper weight management and a personalized consultation.

Weight Management Q & A

Eastway Medical Clinic & Urgent Care

Why is weight management important?

Weight management is achieving and maintaining a healthy body weight. If your body becomes too large for your skeleton (obesity), your internal organs and other systems endure more stress than they can handle, resulting in compounding ailments.

Obesity is the leading cause of many conditions that diminish the quality of your life and usually lowers your life expectancy.

What are the risks of poor weight management?

Being overweight or obese increases your chances of developing numerous medical issues:

  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Back pain
  • A negative body image
  • Lower self-esteem
  • Depression
  • Fatigue

What is a BMI test?

A body mass index (BMI) test provides a universal baseline number for healthy weight relative to your height, gender, and age. By measuring the thickness of your skin folds, this simple exam standardizes the definition of overweight and obesity.

What are weight loss strategies?

Your age, metabolism, genetics, gender, diet, exercise habits, lifestyle, and environment all help determine the level of difficulty for weight loss. Other factors like pregnancy and certain medications can make weight gain more likely than weight loss.

The many strategies for weight loss and proper weight management include the following:

  • Increasing the frequency and intensity of exercise
  • Variable weight training to build muscles and burn fat
  • Variable speed aerobic activities
  • Balancing your diet
  • Increasing dietary fiber and protein consumption
  • Minimizing sugar intake
  • Reducing overall caloric count
  • Lowering carbohydrate consumption
  • Stress management


If you’re struggling with weight management or don’t know where to begin, it’s time to see a healthcare professional. Call Eastway Medical Clinic & Urgent Care or book an appointment online for a personalized consultation about the safest, most effective way for you to lose weight and keep it off.