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Weight Loss Management Specialist

Yetunde Sannoh, MD -  - Internist

Total Wellness Healthcare Clinic

Yetunde Sannoh, MD

Internist & Aesthetic Specialist located in Upper Marlboro, MD & Waldorf, MD

Nothing helps you meet your weight loss goals better than the type of ongoing support and encouragement you can get from weight loss management. Dr. Yetunde Sannoh at Total Wellness Healthcare Clinic is honored to work with you throughout your weight loss journey, supporting you with information and guidance, while protecting your health with nutrition counseling and personalized care. To learn more about weight loss management, call one of the offices in Upper Marlboro or Waldorf, Maryland, or book an appointment online.

Weight Loss Management Q & A

What are health risks caused by being overweight?

Carrying extra weight has a significant effect on your bones, muscles, and joints. In fact, obese women are four times more likely to develop osteoarthritis than nonobese women, while obese men have five times the risk.

Being overweight also has an impact on your overall health, because fat cells release hormones and other biochemicals that regulate metabolism and affect systems throughout your body. Extra body fat increases your risk of:

  • Diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Endometrial, breast, prostate, and colon cancers

Why is it hard to lose weight?

It’s not easy to cut calories and follow an exercise routine, but that’s not the only reason why it’s hard to lose weight. Your body can sabotage weight loss when it’s out of balance. Here are two examples:


Fat cells produce the hormone leptin, which normally lowers your appetite. Weight gain often causes leptin resistance, so your brain doesn’t respond properly to leptin. As a result, you continue to feel hungry.

Ghrelin increase

Ghrelin is a hormone that makes you feel hungry. After you lose weight, ghrelin levels may increase by nearly 23%, making you feel constantly hungry.

How does weight loss management support your goals?

Weight loss management makes it easier to achieve weight loss success. Dr. Sannoh begins by evaluating your overall health and testing for underlying health problems that may affect your weight, such as hormone imbalances and nutritional deficiencies.

Weight management services include:

Weight loss counseling and monitoring

Weight loss counseling is highly personalized to support your needs. You’ll learn about lifestyle habits and issues like stress that affect your weight. You can get help setting realistic goals and create strategies for maintaining your weight loss.

Weight loss monitoring offers the encouragement and feedback you need to stay motivated. As Dr. Sannoh tracks your progress, timely adjustments can be made to your weight loss plan, if needed.

Diet and nutrition

Dr. Sannoh helps you plan a healthy diet and provides nutrition counseling to be sure you have the nutrients you need to support your health and metabolism.

Exercise plan

Exercise helps you lose weight, boosts your mood, and keeps you healthy. Dr. Sannoh works with you to create an exercise plan that fits your lifestyle.

Body contouring

When you’re close to your healthy weight, but still have problem areas of fat, you can consider body contouring that uses laser-assisted lipolysis treatment to remove fat permanently.