Paul M. Thaxton, MD
7013 Evans Town Center Blvd · Suite 101 · Evans, Georgia 30809
706·922·1717

Benefits of Treatment

Even modest weight changes can have many real and positive health effects. Just 2.2 pounds can reduce your blood pressure and losing 10 pounds can take up to 50 pounds of stress off your knees. Let us diagnose your condition and get you on the right track
to recovery.

Sleep apnea
Some studies suggest weight loss can help sleep obstructive sleep apnea patients feel better and report improved objective measures such as fewer apneic episodes. The patients also get the other health benefits of weight loss.

Lack of energy
Weight-related physical changes, poor blood sugar control, sleep apnea, thyroid dysfunction, medications and other issues can contribute to a lack of physical energy. Our medical weight loss programs increase your energy level and make you feel better.

Knee and back pain
Two pounds of weight gain can result in 9-13 percent increased risk of osteoarthritis. Losing 10 pounds of weight can reduce the stress on your knees by 30-50 pounds; losing 20 pounds can reduce knee stress by 60-100 pounds. Similarly, the strain on the spine and back decreases with weight loss.

Type 2 diabetes
A study with more than 1,000 patients showed just 2.2 pounds of weight loss reduced diabetes risk by 16 percent%. You can lose 2.2 pounds easily. When diabetics lose weight, most have improved blood sugar control and reduced insulin requirements.

High blood pressure
Clinical studies indicate that weight loss may reduce or eliminate the need for antihypertensive medications. Our experience shows 5-10 lbs of weight loss corresponds to a drop of about 2-3 mm Hg. Some patients decrease their systolic pressure by as much as 30 mm Hg and get back into the normal range.