Obesity

Ram Clinic PC

Primary Care, Internal Medicine, and Aesthetics located in Norwood, MA

Obesity can take a significant toll on your self-esteem, emotional health, and physical health. Prabhu Ram, MD, at his clinic, Ram Clinic PC, in Norwood, Massachusetts, offers compassionate weight-loss support, medical treatment for obesity, and dietary guidance, so you can lose weight and keep it off. To learn how you can shed your extra weight, call the office or book an appointment online.

Obesity Q & A

How does obesity affect my health?

Carrying extra weight puts incredible stress on your bones, muscles, and joints. Obesity also affects your overall health, because fat cells produce hormones and other chemicals that affect your metabolism and organs.

As you gain weight, fat cells increase in size, which means they release a larger amount of biochemicals, including some that cause inflammation. As a result, obesity significantly increases your risk of getting chronic illnesses, such as:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Osteoarthritis
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Obstructive sleep apnea


Obesity also increases your risk of developing some types of cancer, including breast, endometrial, and colon cancers.

What benefits will I gain from physician-supported weight loss guidance?

You have a better chance of losing weight and maintaining a healthy lifestyle when you work with a medical professional. Dr. Ram will keep you on track, offer encouragement along the way, and provide the information you need to develop a balanced diet.

Dr. Ram supports patients for the long-run, working with each person to create a weight loss plan that works for their health needs and lifestyle.

What weight loss services will I receive?

When Dr. Ram provides weight loss guidance, he’ll help you in a number of areas, including:

Medical treatment for obesity

Several prescription medications are available to help you lose weight. When medications are used together with diet and exercise, they can increase your ability to lose weight.

Weight loss medications work in several ways. Depending on the medication, they can suppress your appetite, increase fat burning, make you feel full, and block fat absorption.

As part of your medical treatment, Dr. Ram may also screen for hormonal imbalances and nutritional deficiencies that can affect your weight. Many obese patients have nutritional deficiencies that can affect their overall health and may slow down their metabolism.

Dietary recommendation and guidance

The foundation for weight loss is controlling caloric intake and eating a diet that delivers optimal nutrition. Dr. Ram can help you set calorie goals that can allow you to lose weight at a healthy and sustainable pace. He’ll also show you how to plan meals, choose healthy foods, and find ways to eliminate habits that can lead to an unhealthy diet.

When you’re ready to lose weight and keep it off, call Ram Clinic PC or book an appointment online.