Patient Resources

Our patients benefit from our comprehensive approach to weight loss that includes education and tools to prepare them for a successful journey and helps them achieve a lifestyle change that puts them on a life-long path to successful weight management.

In this age of information explosion, seeking accurate, health information is challenging. Whether you're curious about your weight, treatment options, nutrition, medications or healthy living, this section of our website is designed to provide you with  health information that's reliable and easy to understand. From our easy-to-use BMI calculator to links to other useful resources, this is your starting point.

In simplest terms, obesity is the accumulation of excess body fat. But there is nothing simple about obesity, its causes and its impact on your health.

Obesity is a chronic life-threatening disease and very difficult to treat. As such, it requires long-term treatment to lose weight and keep it off. There is no overnight solution-effective, permanent weight loss takes some time.

This section of our website is designed to help you learn more about this disease, its causes and its treatment. We've included everything from a BMI calculator to information about heart disease and to tips for being successful.

The medical information provided through the Advanced Medical Weight Loss Augusta website is obtained from a variety of public resources and includes a medical library with content provided by Healthwise and WebMD, among other reputable sources.

This information is intended as a patient education resource only and should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem as it is not a substitute for expert professional care. If you have or suspect you may have a health problem, please consult your health care provider.

The essential factors in losing weight and keeping it off are motivation, proper eating and exercise habits and the desire to be healthier. Losing weight will help you feel better and improve your overall physical wellbeing.

Obesity is the second leading cause of preventable deaths in the United States (tobacco is the first). People who are obese have much higher risks of many serious health problems than nonobese people. The most devastating of these health problems include the following:

  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Stroke
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Gallstones
  • Lung disease and sleep apnea
  • Colon cancer
  • Endometrial cancer
  • Depression

The good news is that you don't have to reach your ideal weight to lower your risk of developing obesity-related medical problems. Losing even 10 percent of your total body weight can significantly lower your risk.

  • If you weigh 250 pounds and lose 10 percent of your total body weight, losing those 25 pounds can have a meaningful positive effect on your health.
  • Losing 10 percent of your total body weight is a good goal to start with. You can always continue and lose more weight once you have reached your initial goal.

You say you're tired of dieting, you've had enough, and this is the year you're going to do it once and for all. You're finally going to lose those 30, 60 or 80 pounds for good. Nice, but what do you do? What's going to be different from what you've done in prior years? It's so simple, right? All you have to do is eat less and exercise more. Well, not exactly. That's why we're here and why we provide these resources. You can be successful. All of us at Advanced Medical Weight Loss Augusta in Evans are committed to helping you fight and win the weight battle. Please contact us at 706-922-1717 for more information.