Dr. Robert Posner, who specializes in helping people lose weight, offers preparedness advice.
As the country begins to open back up following a curve in the current COVID-19 pandemic, some experts are warning there will be a second wave of the virus. According to a release, it’s important for people to take measures to help protect their health from the deadly virus, as well as other harmful diseases. One thing people can do to help protect them from such harmful situations is to lose weight and maintain a healthy weight.
In fact, a study published in the April 2020 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, stated the top comorbidities that hospitalized COVID-19 patients in the New York City area were hypertension, obesity, and diabetes.
“We know that obesity plays an important role in recovery when it comes to having COVID-19,” explains Robert “Bob” Posner, a world-renowned weight loss researcher and medical doctor who founded the Serotonin-Plus Weight Loss Program. “By losing weight, you will be able to address those risks, as well as the ones associated with hypertension and diabetes. Right now people should be taking measures to get their weight under control, so they are better prepared for a second wave of COVID-19.”
According to a study published in the May 2020 issue of the journal Cell Metabolism, diabetes status increased the need for medical interventions and the mortality risk of patients with COVID-19. The study looked at over 7,300 COVID-19 patients with and without diabetes and found that well-controlled blood glucose correlated with improved outcomes in infected patients.
While many people realize that obesity increases one’s risks with a host of health problems, many people still struggle with the ability to manage their weight. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports over 42% of the adults in the country are considered obese, which his having a Body Mass Index (BMI) of over 30. Posner has spent years helping thousands of people lose weight by addressing the root cause of the problem.
To help inspire people to get healthy, Posner has been providing free webinars every two weeks. The webinars focus on helping people look at weight control in a positive way and find the deep-seated causes for why they struggle in the first place. The webinars are not political in nature, and avoid tactics to scare people, but instead focus on uplifting viewers and guiding them toward healthier lifestyles.
“Many people think that losing weight is just about deprivation, but it’s really not,” adds Posner. “There is a root issue that must be addressed if the person wants to be successful with their weight loss efforts. Those who want to prepare for the second wave of COVID-19 should start exploring the root cause of their weight problems and take them on without delay.”
Posner created his doctor-supervised weight loss program because he believes that discipline is not the reason people are unable to lose weight. Carbohydrate cravings are the reason people have weight problems, combined with anxiety and stress-related eating. They are all systems of physiological irregularity in the brain known as serotonin imbalance. He created the Serotonin-Plus Weight Loss Program based on this science, providing patients with a Food and Drug Administration-approved appetite suppressant, called phentermine, to help curb the hunger pangs.
With decades of medical experience under his belt, along with his free webinars, Posner offers telemedicine appointments, weight loss products, and more. He founded the Potomac Internal Medicine Associates primary care office in 1988 and the Serotonin-Plus, Inc. in 2002. He is has helped thousands of people to successfully lose weight, and is the author of three weight loss-themed books.