The results from weight loss and fat reduction process are not always easy to achieve. Many people have had significant struggle bringing down our body mass index (BMI) and trying different slimming methods. Hitting the gym frequently without results is a common problem.
Every weight loss strategy should start with exercising regularly and eating healthily. However, there is also a mental struggle associated to weight loss, and our biology may turn against us. If that is something you struggle with, you might need medical treatment to help keep the weight down.
Different oral prescriptions can contribute to your weight loss goals. They may contribute to reducing the sensation of hunger or help you feel satiated sooner. Other oral medications inhibit the absorption of fats. The common prescription medication called Orlistat (Xenical), and others that include phentermine-topiramate (Qsymia), naltrexone-bupropion (Contrave), and lorcaserin (Belviq), are approved by the FDA for long-term use.
However, to make sure that a patient is using an appropriate weight-loss medication, the doctor will consider the following:
Medications do not replace physical exercise or healthy eating practices as a solution for weight loss. According to studies, the best strategy is combining these treatments with a healthy lifestyle. During consultation, an assessment on the need for lifestyle modifications will be included to help you achieve your weight loss goals.
Other prescription medications can be applied for weight loss, including Saxenda®. This is used along with diet and exercise, similar to the oral medications, and has to be administered under observation and follow-up by your doctor.
Saxenda was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as an injectable medication for weight loss. It helps overweight and obese people reduce their weight by regulating appetite. The medication works similarly to a hormone called glucagon-like peptide-1, or GLP-1. This hormone activates different areas in the brain that regulate your sensation of hunger, reducing your appetite, and helping you reduce calorie intake and accelerate weight loss.
Weight loss medications when combined with exercise, diet, and behavioural modifications, it can help individuals experience optimal weight reduction.
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