Weight loss FAQ’s
What are the health complications associated with obesity?
Obesity can increase the risk for a multitude of medical conditions, including:
+ Fatty liver disease
+ Cardiovascular disease
Excess body weight exerts more pressure and stress on your organs, bones, and muscles.
How does medical weight loss work?
Medical weight loss entails regularly scheduled visits with a medical professional who’s trained in weight loss. Our Doctors combine effective weight-loss therapies, such as:
+ Nutrition training
+ Diagnostic testing
+ Behavioral counseling
+ Rehabilitative exercise
+ Medications and pharmacotherapy
+ Valuable information and education
Our Doctors incorporate nutrition and emphasizes eating foods that energize and fuel your body. Our Doctors provide nutritional supplementation, individualized meal plans, and meal replacement products.
What medications are used to help with weight loss?
Our Doctors utilize pharmacotherapy when necessary. Most weight loss medications come in pill form.
Contrave is a medication believed to work on two areas of your brain, your hunger center, and your reward system, to help you lose weight and control your cravings. Contrave contains two medicines, naltrexone, and bupropion, to reduce hunger and control cravings.
Phentermine is a prescription appetite suppressant that can help weight loss by decreasing your hunger or making you feel full for longer. Phentermine is a stimulant, similar to an amphetamine that affects your central nervous system.
Qsymia also works to control your hunger cravings and give you around-the-clock control. Qsymia is taken once a day and contains phentermine to reduce your appetite and topiramate to help you feel full. It might also alter the taste of certain foods to reduce the pleasure of eating.
Belviq is a weight loss medication that targets a hunger receptor in the brain and can be taken either once or twice daily. Lorcaserin is the active ingredient that helps you feel satisfied with less food and is gradually released throughout the day.
Individual results may vary from person to person.