Weight Loss Specialist

Chantilly Medical Center

Samir Nazam, MD

Family Medicine & Pain Management located in Chantilly, VA

More than 160 million Americans are overweight. Obesity can lead to health problems and even early death. Unfortunately, many people don’t realize that obesity can be hazardous to their health. Getting regular physical exams from a qualified doctor can help you learn more about how to achieve a healthy weight. Dr. Samir Nazam at Chantilly Medical Center in Chantilly, Virginia, offers complete physical exams for adults and children of all ages. The Fairfax Weight Loss Center at the Chantilly Medical Center also provides guidance on how to lose weight safely. Contact Dr. Samir Nazam; no appointment is necessary.

Weight Loss Q & A

What causes obesity?

While some medical conditions can cause weight gain, many people become overweight because of a poor diet. Your body uses some of the food you eat as energy to power you through your day. But if you’re eating more food than your body needs, the excess calories are stored as fat.

“Junk” foods are often high in calories. If you eat a lot of fast food, snacks, and sweets, it’s easy to consume more calories than you need. Drinking too much alcohol or soda can also lead to weight gain.

Is obesity dangerous?

Yes. Obesity can cause serious health problems. If you’re overweight, you’re at risk for developing a myriad of health issues, including:

  • High blood pressure   
  • High cholesterol 
  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Sleep apnea 
  • Pregnancy complications
  • Some types of cancer

Fortunately, losing weight can help reduce your risk of developing these conditions. Even if you have already been diagnosed with some obesity-related health problems, achieving a healthy weight can improve your overall health.

If you’re struggling to lose weight, the Fairfax Weight Loss Center at Chantilly Medical Center can help you find a safe, effective way to lose weight.

How does obesity affect children?

Because children’s bodies are still growing, gaining too much weight can cause long-term damage to their organs and bones. Children who are overweight are also more likely to have weight problems as adults.

Sadly, many parents are unable or unwilling to recognize when their child has a weight problem, and those parents who are aware that their child is overweight may not know what steps to take.

Regular physical exams at Chantilly Medical Center can help keep your child healthy. If you’re concerned about your child’s weight, schedule an appointment with Dr. Nazam today.

What should I do if I’m worried about my weight?

If you think you need to lose weight but aren’t sure where to start, the Fairfax Weight Loss Center can help. One of Fairfax’s doctors will develop a personalized weight-loss plan that meets your individual needs. The center also offers CoolSculpting, a safe and noninvasive procedure that can help you shed stubborn pounds.

The staff at Chantilly Medical Center is available Monday through Saturday to answer your questions about weight loss. Contact us today! No appointment is necessary.