Video: Why is a 5-10% weight loss beneficial?

July 27, 2021 | by Edward-Elmhurst Health
Categories: Healthy Driven Life

In this video, Neha Shah, M.D., discusses the benefits of a 5-10% weight loss.

As Dr. Shah explains, even small amounts of weight loss (as small as 10-20 pounds for some patients) can dramatically improve health. For many patients, weight loss can decrease risk factors such as high blood pressure, diabetes, insulin resistance, cholesterol and sleep apnea.

She adds that weight loss can be an important part of the treatment plan for many health conditions. For example, for hypertension, 5-10% of body weight loss can provide about a 5% reduction in blood pressure, which is comparable to first line blood pressure medications. Watch the video to learn more.

The decision to start a new weight loss journey is a deeply personal one. We understand the uncertainties involved and we're here to help. 

Ask Endeavor is a resource you can use to get answers to commonly asked questions, directly from our weight loss experts at Endeavor Health® Weight Management.

Have specific questions? Give us a call at 331-221-6100.

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