Appetite Suppressants

Appetite Suppressants

When used in conjunction with diet, exercise, and behavior therapy, phentermine may help you to lose weight while you are learning new ways to eat and exercise.

Phentermine works by stimulating the hypothalamus gland and affecting certain neurotransmitters to decrease appetite. The hypothalamus is the region of the brain that controls the autonomic nervous system, regulating sleep cycles, body temperature, appetite, etc.

Many times, those who are obese are getting hunger signals for reasons other than a real need for food. This allows a dieter to have more control over what they eat and it may also encourage them to move forward with other aspects of weight loss like exercise and better food choices over all.

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How overweight do I have to be in order to be on the Appetite Suppressant Diet?

Our medical providers will look at your BMI (Body Mass Index) to determine if you qualify to take the appetite suppressant. As a general rule, your BMI should be about 25 in order to take the appetite suppressants.

What if I am currently taking medications for health issues I have? Can I still take the appetite suppressant?

Our medical providers will fully assess your health conditions at your initial visit. In general, if your health conditions are stable and controlled by medication, you can take an appetite suppressant. Cardiovascular conditions and appetite suppressants are usually not a good fit. Therefore, Phentermine (Adipex-P) are not indicated for use in a patient who has one or more of the following medical conditions:

  • Advanced arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries)
  • Cardiovascular disease (heart disease)
  • Uncontrolled moderate to severe hypertension (a blood pressure that is not well controlled)
  • Glaucoma
  • Pregnancy
  • Nursing mothers

Is the appetite suppressant safe to use?

Yes! You will be monitored by our medical providers at Advanced Medical Weight Loss Rx the entire time you are taking the appetite suppressant. As with all medications, there are risk factors involved. Any risk factors will be discussed with you at your initial visit.

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