Weight Loss

Obstetrics and Gynecology & Aesthetics & Wellness Center located in San Antonio, TX
Weight Loss

Weight Loss services offered in San Antonio, TX

Even the strictest diet and exercise routine might not be enough to help you lose weight. At Aurora OB/GYN in San Antonio, Texas, Karen Allsup, FACOG, MD, offers medical weight loss plans to help you reach and maintain a healthy weight. Weight loss can boost your self-esteem and reduce your risk of chronic disease. Call Aurora OB/GYN today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about medical weight loss.

Weight Loss Q&A

What are the benefits of weight loss?

For many women, carrying extra weight is a cosmetic concern that lowers their confidence and self-esteem. But it’s also a health concern, especially if you tend to carry excess weight around your abdomen.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicate that a healthy body mass index (BMI) is between 18.5 and 24.9. A BMI between 25 and 29.9 is considered overweight, while any number over 30 indicates obesity.

Carrying extra weight increases your risk of several potentially dangerous health problems, like:

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Certain cancers
  • Pregnancy complications
  • Infertility
  • Chronic pain
  • Stroke

Maintaining a healthy weight reduces your risk of health complications as you age. The Aurora OB/GYN doctors work with you to develop a personalized weight loss plan that addresses your needs and goals.

Why am I struggling to achieve lasting weight loss?

Adopting healthier eating habits and exercising more often might not help you lose weight as quickly as you hoped. Common reasons women struggle to lose weight are:

  • Eating too often
  • Drinking too little water
  • Consuming too much alcohol
  • Eating while distracted (watching TV, working, playing video games, etc.)
  • Following an unrealistic diet
  • Having a genetically slow metabolism
  • Having an underlying condition, like a thyroid disorder
  • Missing vital nutrients in your diet
  • Exercising in a way you don’t enjoy

After a series of tests, including a thyroid function test and complete blood count (CBC), your Aurora OB/GYN doctor sits down with you to create a weight loss plan that’ll work for you.

What does a medical weight loss plan include?

The Aurora OB/GYN doctors create individualized weight loss plans that can include:

Nutritional counseling

A physical exam, urinalysis, and blood testing help your doctor determine the best nutritional recommendations to promote lasting weight loss.

Exercise counseling

Your doctor can help you find a type of exercise that burns calories, builds muscle, and motivates you to continue moving.


Certain supplements can help increase your energy levels and boost your metabolism to support your weight loss goals.

Call Aurora OB/GYN today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about weight loss.