Weight Loss Medication Program
For many patients that struggle with obesity, weight loss medications like prescription appetite suppressants are a beneficial tool for losing weight. Weight loss medications can help patients in Marin County to overcome a weight loss plateau and finally start approaching their ultimate weight loss goal.
Weight loss medications are a useful aspect to a medical weight loss program, but in order to be successful this medication must be used in conjunction with diet and exercise, and under the supervision of Dr. Altschuler.
Obesity is a serious health condition that if left untreated could lead to the development of life-threatening complications such as type-2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and arthritis. Prescription appetite suppressants can help you to feel full while reducing your calorie intake to help make the weight loss process easier. Prescription weight loss medications can help you get started on your weight loss journey, helping you to lose the first or last bit of weight that is often the most difficult to burn.
Prescription appetite suppressants are recommended for patients that have a body mass index or BMI of 30 or above. Patients that have a BMI that is slightly below 30 but also suffer from obesity related diseases like type 2 diabetes or heart disease are often considered eligible for weight loss medication as well. Dr. Altschuler will be able to determine if weight loss medications are a good tool for you.
Appetite suppressants work by affecting the chemicals in your brain to help you feel full while you are consuming a reduced level of calories. While taking appetite suppressants it is important to make sure that you are making healthy dietary choices. Since you will consume a reduced amount of calories you need to pay special attention to your diet to make sure that the calories that you are taking in are packed with the nutrients that you need.
While taking prescription weight loss medication it is important that you begin to make the small behavioral changes that are necessary for long term weight loss success. Use this opportunity with your weight loss medication wisely and begin exercising and making smart dietary choices. Dr. Altschuler will help you to get off to a good start losing weight with her medical weight loss program.
If you would like more information about losing weight with prescription weight loss medications, then contact us to schedule an appointment with Dr. Altschuler.