Weight Management

Are You a Healthy Weight?

Excess weight is a major risk factor for heart disease. Losing weight may help keep your arteries open so that your heart can get the oxygen-rich blood it needs. Weight loss can also help lower your blood pressure and reduce your risk for diabetes. All in all, losing weight makes you healthier.

If you are overweight or obese, your healthcare provider will work with you to lose weight and lower your body mass index (BMI) to a normal or near-normal level. Making diet changes and increasing physical activity can help.

What’s your BMI? Use our online calculator to find out!

Learn about weight-management programs available from the Lakeland Comprehensive Weight Loss Center.

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Physician Video Profile: Dilip Arora, MD (Cardiology)

Dilip Arora, MD treats conditions involving the cardiac system including heart failure, atrial fibrillation, high blood pressure, and coronary heart disease in St. Joseph.

Physician Video Profile: Christopher Chiu, MD (Cardiology)

Christopher Chiu, MD treats conditions involving the cardiac system including heart failure, atrial fibrillation, high blood pressure, and coronary heart disease in St. Joseph.

Physician Video Profile: Jerome Kuhnlein, MD (Cardiology)

Jerome Kuhnlein, MD treats conditions involving the cardiac system including heart failure, atrial fibrillation, high blood pressure, and coronary heart disease in St. Joseph.

Physician Video Profile: Thomas Pow, MD (Cardiology)

Thomas Pow, MD treats conditions involving the cardiac system including heart failure, atrial fibrillation, high blood pressure, and coronary heart disease in St. Joseph.

Heart Attack: Brian Miner "Beyond the Blockage"

When Brian Miner, a pipefitter working on the new Lakeland Medical Center Pavilion, couldn’t ignore the chest pain any longer, he laid down his tools and walked over to the Emergency Department.

Provider Video Profile: Scott Mihalik, PA (Cardiology)

Scott Mihalik, PA treats conditions involving the cardiac system including heart failure, atrial fibrillation, high blood pressure, and coronary heart disease in St. Joseph.

Provider Video Profile: David Chalupa, PA (Cardiology)

David Chalupa, PA treats conditions involving the cardiac system including heart failure, atrial fibrillation, high blood pressure, and coronary heart disease in St. Joseph.

Physician Video Profile: Dennis Disch, MD (Cardiology)

Dennis Disch, MD diagnoses and treats conditions involving the cardiac system including heart failure, atrial fibrillation, high blood pressure, and coronary heart disease at practice locations in Niles and St. Joseph.

Physician Video Profile: Stephen Dickson, MD (Cardiothoracic Surgery)

Cardiothoracic surgeon, Stephen Dickson Jr., MD, cares for patients diagnosed with an array of conditions that affect the heart and vascular system at Lakeland Cardiology with locations in Coloma, Niles, and St. Joseph.

Open Heart Surgery: Riley Raines "A Sure Sign"

Heart Patient Riley Raines

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