21 Mar Who is a Candidate for Weight-Loss Drugs?
Medical Weight Loss
Adults who struggle with obesity may develop serious health complications as a result of being overweight. For some people, traditional diet and exercise alone does not help them meet their weight-loss goals. They may be good candidates for weight-loss drugs. However, it is important to note that drugs should be used along with a diet and exercise program, not as an alternative stand-alone option.
Do Weight Loss Products Drugs Actually Work?
Studies show that prescription weight-loss drugs approved for long-term use do cause notable weight loss. Adding drugs in addition to diet and exercise also produces better results than those lifestyle changes alone. Instant weight loss is not to be expected, even in this case, but over time, the changes add up. Weight loss El Segundo is effective with the right medications. Learn about safe weight loss drugs.
Losing even as little as 5% of total body weight can result in better health such as lower blood sugar, blood pressure, and triglycerides. Get help with your weight loss El Segundo.
Who is an Ideal Candidate?
For those who have been unable to lose weight through traditional diet and exercise programs, weight-loss drugs may be the answer. The ideal candidate has a BMI (body mass index) of 30+, or if BMI is 27 and includes serious medical issues such as diabetes, heart disease, and/or high blood pressure. Weight-loss products are not recommended for some patients, including pregnant and nursing women. Patients should discuss their options with their doctor, who can help determine proper dosing and medication interactions, etc. Find weight management near you to get started today.
Side Effects and Cost
These drugs may cause mild side effects such as nausea, diarrhea, and/or constipation. In some cases, more serious effects may be occur, but this is rare. It is important to discuss your weight-loss drug options with your doctor. Your chiropractor El Segundo can recommend the right medication for you. Some weight-loss drugs can be expensive, and insurance does not always cover this category. Talk to your insurance representative to find the most cost-effective options.
How Long Does Treatment Last?
Weight loss is different for everyone. Your individual experience will determine how long treatment lasts. If the drug is helping with weight loss and you are not experiencing major side effects, your doctor may decide to keep you on the medication until otherwise indicated. Read more about some common weight loss drugs.
If the medication does not seem to be helping you lose weight after about 3 months, your doctor may change your dosage or medication to a different one. Our weight management El Segundo can help you with this.
Some weight gain is expected after discontinuing weight-loss medication. However, with the right long-term lifestyle changes, weight gain may be limited once you have reached a healthy BMI and you may be able to stop the medication at that point.
Chiropractor El Segundo
For help with weight management El Segundo, call our office at 310-340-0313 to schedule an appointment. We can help you lose weight safe and securely, and talk with you about ideal medications and healthy lifestyle changes.