The excess of weight in our bodies robs us of energy, strength, looking our best, self-esteem, and confidence. It is also unhealthy and will shorten our lifespan. Many people struggle for years trying to lose weight and get discouraged when they do not see immediate results. What they do not know is that it is not necessarily their fault. They might be doing everything right, but they also may need extra help, in order for their body to respond and kick in. Many times, these individuals may need prescription weight control medications in order to lose weight properly. They may also need the help of trained staff to help monitor their health and progress as they embark on a customized weight loss program. A customized weight loss program is important because no two people are the same, and bodies react different to many types of weight loss programs.
At a weight loss center a group of doctors, dietitians, nutritionists, and assistants will help an individual achieve his/her weight goal with many different supervised programs. By choosing a reputable weight loss doctor a person will have a highly trained staff behind to support him/her. This results in peace of mind, as the person will know that he/she is doing everything possible to lose the weight, get healthy, and approaching the issue in a safe way.
This is very important when using prescription weight control medications. A physician must supervise the entire process to ensure safety and best results. Some of the medications that require medical supervision are Phentermine, Adipex, Didrex and Tenuate. These are FDA approved prescription medications and safe to use under the supervision of a physician. Depending on the weight loss center you choose, these medications will be prescribed and dispensed on site, to ensure a higher level of safety and effectiveness.
Phentermine is an appetite suppressant and is often used in conjunction with a healthy diet, exercise, and behavior modification program for optimum results. It is important that a person taking this drug does it under medical supervision and guidance.
Adipex is another appetite suppressant designed for short-term use in a weight loss program under a doctor's supervision. It may be used in conjunction with a proper diet, exercise program, and educational eating program. Some overweight patients with diabetes, high cholesterol, or high blood pressure may benefit from this drug in order to reduce their weight.
Didrex decreases appetite and is designed to be used for a few weeks under the supervision of a doctor and with other weight loss methods like calorie restriction, exercise, and counseling. It is also used to treat obesity.
Tenuate is a stimulant and appetite suppressant drug for short-term use and under medical supervision. May also be used in conjunction with a healthy diet program, proper exercise, and counseling/education on food consumption.
Although these medications may seem similar, only a trained physician will be able to determine, which is the best course of treatment for an individual and for how long.