Obesity often requires long-term treatment to maintain weight loss. Use of prescription medications is good option for some people who either have a lot of weight to lose or have a medical condition that makes weight loss more difficult. Weight No More can dispense safe, FDA approved appetite suppressants to curb appetites for those in and around Newport Beach, CA.
Appetite Suppressant Q&A
Do I need medicine to lose weight?
Weight loss medication can help many patients, but it isn’t necessary for everyone. Most of the weight-loss medications available are classified as “appetite suppressants.” Those suffering from obesity may benefit the most by using prescription drugs and appetite suppressants. These suppressants typically come in tablet or extended-release capsule form. Many weight-loss drugs are designed for short-term use. They are also meant to be used in conjunction with physical activity and a balanced diet. Contact the physician to learn more about the use of appetite suppressants.
How do appetite suppressants work?
Appetite suppressants encourage weight loss by using different combinations of drugs which influence the hormonal and chemical processes in a person’s body responsible for controlling hunger. These medications give people a sense of feeling full or satisfied. These hormones also disrupt the brain’s signal to the body telling it is hungry. This additional support helps patients to control their diets and follow the plan implemented by their doctor.
What will the doctor need to know before prescribing weight loss medication?
The physicians at Weight No More begin by assessing each patient to determine his or her unique needs. Based on this assessment, the office provides the most suitable FDA-approved appetite suppressants. Patients should be prepared to provide answers to various questions regarding any existing allergies, whether or not they are pregnant or breastfeeding, and other forms of medications they may be using. Preexisting medical conditions may also affect the use of these appetite suppressants. Patients should tell the doctor if they have any of the following conditions:
- High blood pressure
- Heart disease
- Alcohol or drug abuse (or a history of)
- Overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism)
- Epilepsy (seizures)
- Kidney disease
- Depression or other mental illness
- Migraines requiring medication
- Planning to have surgery with general anesthesia
Individual results may vary with treatment.