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      Bloomington, MN 55431

      Weight Gain
      One Agora Integrative Health Clinic in Bloomington, MN

      Weight Loss Clinic Bloomington MN

      The latest statistics tell us that over 30 percent of adults in this country are overweight, while nearly half are obese, and close to 10 percent are severely obese. If you are struggling with Weight Gain, you are not alone. People generally try to go it alone – trying every fad diet or exercise regime to lose weight – but most individuals who are experiencing Weight Gain don’t seek medical intervention from a Weight Gain specialist until years after the extra pounds first appeared.

      Weight Gain is considered a medical condition, and its root causes must be diagnosed for successful treatment. Is your Weight Gain a result of thyroid disease? Or could it be a side effect of another medical condition or even a medication you started taking? Is it related to your hormones?

      While the cause of Weight Gain may vary, it is clear that Weight Gain symptoms can be controlled through medical weight loss strategies - plus, there are emerging treatments that can have powerful results addressing Weight Gain.

      If you are ready to address Weight Gain issues once and for all, call One Agora Integrative Health at (952) 234-5898 or contact us online today.

      Symptoms of Weight Gain

      The impact of Weight Gain symptoms can range from personal discomfort to severe disability. If you have Weight Gain, you may face any of these conditions or a combination of them:

      • High blood pressure
      • Diabetes
      • Stroke
      • Joint issues
      • Coronary artery disease
      • Abnormal menstrual cycle
      • Shortness of breath
      • Fatigue and lethargy
      • Shortness of breath
      • Cancer
      • Hormone imbalance
      • Hair loss or abnormal hair development
      • Chronic pain
      • General malaise
      • Gastrointestinal issues like bloating, gas, diarrhea, constipation or both
      • Swelling in the face or extremities

      People who suffer from moderate to severe Weight Gain experience symptoms that impair their emotional, social, professional and economic well-being.

      Weight Gain Causes

      Many conventionally trained doctors assume that Weight Gain is simply a matter of eating too much and exercising too little. They will warn you that Weight Gain is a chronic condition that you'll need to manage for the rest of your life. In some cases that may be true, but it all depends on what is causing the Weight Gain. We have seen our patients resolve Weight Gain issues completely because we test, target and treat all root causes that are causing each patient’s unique condition.

      A wide variety of factors or conditions can contribute to or even cause Weight Gain, including:

      • Medication side effects (e.g., certain antidepressants, steroids, antipsychotic drugs, high blood pressure medications, etc.)
      • Specific medical conditions like Cushing’s Syndrome, Hypothyroidism, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), some autoimmune conditions, blood sugar imbalance, etc.
      • Hormonal imbalance
      • Metabolic issues
      • Sleep issues, especially lack of sleep
      • Sudden or chronic stress
      • Poor diet, including excess consumption of processed foods with excess sugar and unhealthy fats
      • Aging along with the hormonal changes that come with menopause / andropause
      • Food allergies
      • Sedentary lifestyle
      • Exposure to toxins
      • Low muscle mass

      Diagnosis and Testing

      Your optimal weight is unique to you – and untangling the complex symptoms and causes of Weight Gain is not a simple process. It is our practice to test for all relevant conditions and target each condition with the appropriate treatments until your symptoms have been resolved.

      If our diagnostic process determines a condition like Hypothyroidism is at the root of your weight gain, we will treat that condition and very often stubborn Weight Gain issues will resolve.

      Proper diagnosis – along with a custom-designed medical weight loss plan - is the key to unlocking your struggles with weight.

      Treatment Options

      Along with the genes you inherited, a lifetime of nutritional choices, exercise regimens and your history of medical conditions has led to the current state of your weight. To reach your weight loss goals, we tap all treatment options, from medication and supplementation, to medical nutrition protocols and lifestyle management, as well as more novel treatment protocols that have been developed in recent years designed specifically to address Weight Gain issues.

      Our weight loss specialists will provide you with a thorough examination, medical history review, and functional medicine metabolic testing. They will detect any underlying metabolic concerns that have gone undiagnosed – whether it’s a subclinical thyroid imbalance that wasn’t detected in traditional lab work, food allergy, insulin/blood sugar dysregulation, or a sex hormone dysfunction.

      Only then, will they prescribe a unique protocol that may include nutritional and fat reduction packages, detoxification programs, nonsurgical body contouring, and/or body sculpting.

      Our goal is to achieve your optimal weight, using a customized variety of treatment tools that may include:

      Reserve your appointment

      Gather your symptoms and a history of your attempts to counter Weight Gain in the past, together with your treatment questions or requests – and we’ll put together a customized plan to treat the root causes of your Weight Gain until you reach your ideal weight and are functioning optimally!

      Call One Agora Integrative Health at (952) 234-5898 or contact us online today.


      Our Location

      One Agora Integrative Health Clinic
      9220 James Ave S.
      Bloomington, MN 55431
      Phone: (952) 234-5898

      Integrative medicine clinic serving patients in Minneapolis, Bloomington, Richfield, Edina, Eden Prairie and the surrounding Hennepin County, Minnesota communities.

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