By now you know that we offer Medical Weight Loss at the York Medical Spa. If you’re new to the subject, medical weight loss is a personalized weight loss plan that is created by looking deeper into a person’s life. When a medical weight loss expert creates a plan for someone they consider any health conditions, medications and behavioral patterns, which may be contributing to your weight loss challenges.

Instead of a one-size-fits-all diet and exercise approach, medical weight loss is personalized for the individual and offers the greatest chances of that person reaching their weight loss goal. No surgery or medications are required.

But what is the point of spending the money and time on Medical Weight Loss? Let’s say that you’ve tried dieting and exercise and all it did was make you hungry and sore. You didn’t lose an ounce. You’re starting to believe that you’re happy with who you are and you don’t mind being overweight.

The problem is that most people lose weight to improve their appearance. However, they should be more concerned with the health risks associated with obesity.

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Obesity is a term that means you weigh at least 20% more than what is considered a normal weight for your height. It makes you more likely to have conditions including:

  • Heart disease and stroke
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Some cancers
  • Gallbladder disease and gallstones
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Gout
  • Breathing problems, such as sleep apnea(when a person stops breathing for short episodes during sleep) and asthma

It’s so easy to fall into the “obese” category. We tend to believe that obese is a word reserved for people who have lost their mobility due to being overweight. However, being only 20% more than the ideal weight for your height is considered obese. At 20% overweight you don’t even notice that you’re overweight. In fact, you probably think that a little bit of weight is normal.

Let’s look at the health problems associated with being what you might consider a normal weight.

Heart Disease

At 20% overweight you may begin to build up sticky plaque (fat and cholesterol) in your heart’s arteries. This makes it harder for blood to pass through. Most people don’t even think they have a problem until it’s too late.

Type-2 Diabetes

Most people who have type-2 diabetes are overweight or obese. In fact, 90% of people with type-2 diabetes are overweight. When people become obese there is extra pressure on their body’s ability to use insulin to properly control blood sugar levels. At this point, you are likely to develop diabetes.

If you ignore this disease you can be sent into shock and die. The simple solution to this problem is weight loss from our medical weight loss program.


Cancers of the colon, breast (after menopause), endometrium (the lining of the uterus), kidney, and esophagus are linked to obesity. Some studies have also reported links between obesity and cancers of the gallbladder, ovaries, and pancreas.

We all know someone (or know of someone) who lost his or her lives due to cancer. Cancer is a disease without a cure and one with an extremely high death rate. A simple solution is medical weight loss.

Medical Weight Loss Alternative

If you’ve tried almost every type of diet and exercise program to no avail, please don’t give up. Try medical weight loss at the York Medical Spa. We have a unique approach to help people finally lose the weight and keep it off.

One phone call could be the difference between having a heart attack and living a long healthy life. Give us a call today!



Health Risks Linked to Obesity. Retrieved from