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09, Jun 2024

Living with arthritis can feel like you’re carrying a heavy burden, both literally and figuratively. The constant pain, stiffness, and limited mobility can make even the simplest tasks challenging. But what if we told you that shedding a few pounds could significantly ease this burden? Here’s how losing weight can be a game-changer for anyone dealing with arthritis.

If you’re struggling to surge past the plateau in your weight-loss journey, then consider reaching out to professionals. The Wellness Restoration Center is proud to be an accessible weight loss clinic with a holistic approach to weight management. Our team is on standby to take your call today.

Lighten the load on your joints

Imagine carrying an extra 10-pound backpack all day, every day. Now imagine taking 10 pounds off. In fact, every pound you lose takes four pounds of pressure off your knees. So, losing just 10 pounds can relieve the equivalent of 40 pounds of pressure on those joints. This reduction can mean less pain and better mobility, making it easier to walk, climb stairs, and do the activities you love.

Tame the inflammation

Extra weight doesn’t just sit on your body – it can also stir up trouble inside. Fat tissue, especially around your belly, produces chemicals called cytokines that promote inflammation. For someone with arthritis, this can mean more pain and swelling in the joints. Losing weight can reduce the amount of these inflammatory chemicals in your body, helping to calm down the inflammation and lessen your arthritis symptoms.

Move more and hurt less

One of the biggest challenges with arthritis is the catch-22 of pain and movement: pain makes it hard to move, but not moving can make the pain worse. Losing weight can break this cycle.

Schedule your appointment with Dr. Marcia A. Harris, MD today to find out more about these life-changing modalities. Don’t let ED rule your LIFE! Call for an appointment today!

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With less weight on your joints, you’ll likely find it easier to move, which in turn can help keep your joints flexible and your muscles strong. This improved mobility can make a big difference in your day-to-day life by allowing you to stay active and enjoy your favorite activities with less discomfort.

Slow down arthritis progression

While there’s no cure for arthritis, weight loss can help slow its progression. By reducing the stress on your joints and minimizing inflammation, weight loss can help preserve your joint health over time. This might mean delaying the need for more invasive treatments like joint replacement surgery, and maintaining a better quality of life as you age.

Protect your heart

People with arthritis are at a higher risk for heart disease, but losing weight can help protect your heart. Shedding excess pounds can lower your blood pressure, improve your cholesterol levels, and reduce your risk of heart disease. This is a double win because a healthier heart means a healthier, more active you.

Sleep better, wake with energy

Chronic pain from arthritis can wreak havoc on your sleep and mental health. Weight loss can contribute to better sleep quality, as carrying less weight can alleviate issues like sleep apnea. Moreover, the physical and psychological benefits of weight loss (like improved self-esteem and reduced pain) can help lift your mood and reduce feelings of depression and anxiety.

Consult with Trained Professionals

Weight loss management is a challenging and winding journey, and the professionals at The Wellness Restoration Center have a cumulative decades of experience helping people on that path.

If you would like to consult with a member of our team, then call The Wellness Restoration Center to schedule a face-to-face meeting or in-person appointment today. We look forward to hearing from you!

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