Weight Loss Medications
Several safe and effective prescription medicines and natural supplements can be used to suppress hunger and add support to your diet and lifestyle. Appetite suppressants work, and can be very useful in kick-starting a diet. They also increase your metabolism, and your energy level. Overall, weight loss medications have been shown to increase weight loss by 50-100%. Individual results vary, specific results cannot be guaranteed.
Along with a wide variety of vitamins and natural appetite suppressants are prescription diet pills. Weight loss medications have great efficacy, as clinically proven and regulated by the U.S. FDA.
There is no magic bullet for weight loss. Medication is a tool to assist in the weight loss process. In our practice, medications are prescribed only in conjunction with following a sensible calorie controlled nutrition diet. Taking medication while eating sensibly will greatly enhance the efficacy of the medication. They are many different medications to assist with the process, just as there are many different tools in a toolbox. You need to find the right tool for the right job. Dr. Aron must evaluate you to see what treatment program would be most appropriate for you.
FDA-Approved weight loss medications
Prescription Appetite Suppressants
Prescription weight loss pills are FDA-approved medications rather than nutritional supplements. They have a solid background in their application to weight loss and obesity. There are several types of prescription weight loss pills according to the method of losing weight and solving relative tasks:
The most commonly used type of pills. They decrease our appetite or signal our brain to feel full, via different methods. That affection results in less consumption of food and thus losing weight. The most known appetite suppressant is Phentermine.
Weight loss pills with lipase inhibitors as a primary component are blocking the enzyme lipase which breaks down dietary fat. This prevents fat from being absorbed by our body and calorie intake reduces. Xenical is an example.
Prescription weight loss pills: What are the benefits?
The benefits of using prescription weight loss pills differ from person to person. The positive side is that usually doctors can monitor its effects on patients.
Studies have found that in many cases of obesity treatment an average weight loss was 5 to 22 pounds more comparing to non-medication treatment of obesity. The average weight loss maximum reached 6 month after starting of taking these pills.
Another result of taking prescription weight loss pills is reducing risks concerned with obesity. As studies have found, prescription pills improved cholesterol level, blood pressure, fats level and resistance of insulin
The most important benefit of this type of weight loss pills — FDA control. FTC is also monitoring and regulating spreading of weight loss medications, providing customers with necessary information on weight loss products.
Prescription Weight Loss FAQ
Do you prescribe weight loss medications? Which ones?
If you are struggling to lose weight and believe you can use the extra support provided by appetite suppressant medications and if they are appropriate for you medically you may choose to take them, but you are not obligated to take them. It is a very personal and individualized decision which should be discussed with the physician. Generally speaking, weight loss medications have great efficacy. There is no magic bullet for weight loss. Medication is a tool to assist in the weight loss process. In our practice, medications are prescribed only in conjunction with following a sensible calorie controlled nutritional diet. Taking medication while eating sensibly will greatly enhance the efficacy of the medication. There are many different medications to assist with the process, just as there are many different tools in a toolbox. You need to find the right tool for the right job. We’d have to evaluate you to see what medication would be most appropriate for you and you will be carefully screened for any contraindications.
Dr Aron works with many different medications including Phentermine, Phendimetrazine, and Diethylpropion. Adipex, Bontril, Ionamine, Tenuate — See complete table above)
Is the medication that you use considered safe?
Yes, any weight loss medications we prescribe are U.S. FDA approved and fully endorsed by the American Society of Bariatric Physicians and the American Board of Bariatric Medicine. Moreover we recommend top of the line products, vitamins, and supplements. We adhere to methods that are both clinically proven and safe and effective for weight loss.
Can medications replace physical activity or changes in eating habits as a way to lose weight?
No, the use of appetite suppressant medications to treat obesity should be combined with physical activity and improved diet to lose and maintain weight successfully over the long term.
Are weight loss medications right for me?
Dr. Aron will look at a number of factors to determine if you are a good candidate for prescription appetite suppressant medication treatment of obesity. She will determine how overweight you are and where your body fat is distributed. If you have been unable to lose weight or maintain weight loss with non-drug treatment, she may recommend that you use prescription appetite suppressant medications.
Schedule an appointment with Dr Aron, weight loss physician. The doctor reviews her assessment based on your weight and height, medical history, family history, and your lifestyle. If further workup is required doctor will discuss details with you prior to performing any tests on you or starting you on any medications.
Why might medications be necessary?
Several safe and effective prescription medicines and natural supplements can be used to suppress hunger and add support to your diet and lifestyle. Appetite suppressants do work, and can be very useful in kick-starting your weight loss. They also increase your metabolism, and your energy level. Prescription medications, for example, have been shown to increase weight loss by 50-100%.
The use of certain vitamins as catalysts involved with fat metabolism is an important part of our program.
Your physical examination and blood studies will reveal much of the information your physician will need in prescribing for your weight problem. Your progress will be watched carefully and re-evaluated by your physician in future appointments.
What if I want to be on a more natural diet without medications?
The core of any successful weight loss program is the proper diet, and proper actions. Dr. Aron will instruct you on both.
Other components could include meal replacement products, natural appetite suppressants, and nutritional supplements such as lipotropic compounds and b12 shots. Most of these item are available for you in the office without needing a visit with the doctor.
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