WEIGHT LOSS

Dr. Awosika has been able to reverse Kidney Disease and Hypertension / High Blood Pressure by means of nutritional counseling and exercise.
Dr. Awosika and his team at West Orange Nephrology’s mission is to render quality healthcare to patients and maintain wellness by the empowerment of education.

The Relationship Between Weight and Your Health

Being overweight or obese increases your risk of developing high blood pressure, diabetes, and high blood cholesterol. In fact, your blood pressure rises as your body weight increases. Losing even 10 pounds can lower your blood pressure, and losing weight has the biggest effect on those who are overweight and already have hypertension.

Help From West Orange Nephrology

With obesity on the rise and the chronic illness that results from it, there is more and more focus being placed on eating healthy and sensibly. Dr. Awosika, the nurse practitioner and the Registered Dietitian on staff can help guide you into a healthy lifestyle. During an initial dietitian consult, your individual needs will be assessed, and ideas on how to achieve the recommended nutrition plan, which includes fruits, vegetables, as well as whole grains, will be discussed. Many clients are often surprised at how much they are encouraged to eat.Dr. Awosika believes that overall health and disease management (not your pant size) should be your main motivator to change your lifestyle. Weight loss is a desired side benefit of this goal. Changing your lifestyle will ensure your overall health. Lifestyle includes food consumption, physical activity, and stress management.

Changing your lifestyle behaviors will result in:

● Improved glucose control● Lower cholesterol levels● Reducing blood pressure● Stabilized or Improved Kidney function● Reducing the need for medication● Improved energy● Decrease plaque formation in the arteriesDr. Awosika will run diagnostic tests including blood and urine tests and kidney ultrasound on-site to determine your condition and the appropriate treatment.Don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss any aspect of your health. We can advise and consult with you on your nutrition, level of activity, and other things that can have an effect on your blood pressure, and kidneys.