Local Dentist Enhances Overall Health

Kingwood, TX- Dr. Dhaval Thakkar, a franchise owner of Medi-Weightloss® Kingwood has opened a new weight loss center in the Houston area. As an owner of a dental office andMedi-Weightloss® locations, Dr. Thakkar is bridging the gap between dental care and weight loss services.

For individuals with obesity, they may be surprised to find out diabetes can affect their mouth too. According to research from the American Diabetes Association, increased levels of blood glucose can put many at risk for oral health problems, such as gum disease, gingivitis, periodontitis, and thrush (2014). Studies also show that gum diseases can affect blood-glucose control and contribute to the progression of diabetes. That’s why it is important for individuals with type 2 diabetes to manage blood sugar levels. As a practicing clinician, Dr Thakkar sees very often that diabetic patients have a difficult time avoiding certain conditions associated with their oral health.

At Medi-Weightloss® , our medical experts perform health screenings and monitor progress to determine a plan that works best for each patients needs. As part of our DM Program, we help patients manage type 2 diabetes through nutrition and fitness education. Through weight loss patients can become less resistant to insulin, and are able to use insulin better and improve their overall health.

About Medi-Weightloss®

Established in 2005, Medi-Weightloss® offers a physician-supervised weight loss program. Physicians and medical professionals provide individualized care based on patient’s goals, health, and medical history. The program includes weekly consultations that focus on nutrition, lifestyle, and exercise. In addition, to weight loss programs for adults that have resulted in 3.5 million pounds lost nationwide,Medi-Weightloss® has specialized weight loss programs for adolescents and diabetics. Medi-Weightloss® also offers a Workplace Wellness Program,InterActive Exercise, and Signature Supplements and Products. Currently, there are over 130 franchises sold in 31 states.

The Kingwood, TX office is also welcoming new patients! 1331 Kingwood Drive Houston, TX 77339 281.404.4344 https://www.mediweightloss.com/locations/kingwood/ CONTACT: 281.404.4344 Sources: American Diabetes Association (2014). Diabetes and oral health problems. Retrieved from: http://www.diabetes.org/living-with-diabetes/treatment-and-care/oral-health-and-hygiene/diabetes-and-oral-health.html

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