It’s long since been common knowledge that obesity can lead to, or exacerbate pre-existing, diseases and other health conditions. Anything from joint pain, to asthma, to heart disease, to even the common cold can be more extreme to those who are quite a bit overweight.

The same goes for those in the overweight population who catch COVID-19. According to the CDC, having obesity increases the risk of severe illness brought on by COVID-19. Since the beginning of the pandemic in November of 2020, models estimate about 30% of these hospitalizations may have been, in part, due to obesity. There is also a correlation between intensive care unit admission, invasive mechanical ventilation, and even death. This is likely because obesity decreases lung capacity and reserve, which in turn makes ventilation more difficult.

Texas ranks 12 in a list of adult obesity rates in the United States. Knowing the correlation between severe COVID-19 and obesity, now is a better time than ever to get into shape. When beginning your wellness journey, remember these key factors to a healthy lifestyle: a healthy diet, being active, getting enough sleep, and finding healthy ways to cope with dress.

Sometimes, however, weight loss can be more difficult than that. Stubborn pounds can require professional help to lose. If you decide you fall in that bracket, medically supervised weight loss is the answer. At Advanced Weight Loss, we take into account your life and your needs before producing a totally unique exercise and diet plan fit for your life.

If you find you need an extra jumpstart, we offer a variety of options to fit any life. The Crave Control supplement targets transmitters in the brain that produce cravings. The Lipo-Plus injection helps boost energy and burn fat. Whatever your needs are, we can help.

Contact us today to learn more about our services and plans.