Fort Lauderdale Residents Ask: Which Appetite Suppressant Is the Most Effective?

Fort Lauderdale Residents Ask: Which Appetite Suppressant Is the Most Effective?

When most people hear the phrase “appetite suppressants,” they think of fad diet pills that promise quick weight loss while placing your health at risk. But Doctors Best Wellness Center offers safe, effective, prescription strength appetite suppressants to help you lose weight and improve your health.Mixed Fruit

The appetite suppressants that we offer at Doctors Best Wellness Center are today’s best FDA-approved prescription medications that work with your central nervous system. These medications help you to successfully lose weight by changing the way your body detects hunger, reducing how often and how much you need to eat in order to feel satisfied.

Losing weight and keeping it off can lessen the many health risks that come with obesity. These risks include heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and a shorter life.

When combined with changes to diet, exercise and lifestyle, appetite suppressants offer short-term support to help you kick-start your weight loss program. However, these medications may not be recommended if you have epilepsy, diabetes, hyperthyroidism, kidney or heart disease, high blood pressure, a history of drug or alcohol abuse or glaucoma. Appetite suppressants are also not recommended for older patients or children.

The appetite suppressants we prescribe are based on the individual patient’s weight, medical history and weight loss goals. Here are the effective appetite suppressants we use at Doctors Best Wellness Center.

Phentermine

Phentermine is prescribed to certain overweight people, including those who are obese or who have weight-related medical problems. This medication is usually taken once a day. Taking this medication late in the day may cause trouble sleeping. The dosage is based on your medical condition and your response to therapy. Your doctor will adjust the dosage to find the best dose for you.

Diethylpropion

Diethylpropion is a stimulant similar to an amphetamine. It is an appetite suppressant that affects the central nervous system. Diethylpropion is used in people who are significantly overweight and have not been able to lose enough weight with diet and exercise alone.

Contrave

Contrave is a prescription-only, FDA-approved weight-loss medication that may help adults who are overweight or struggle with obesity lose weight and keep it off. This dual-action appetite suppressant is believed to work on two important areas of the brain – your hunger center and your reward system – to reduce hunger and help control cravings. By adding Contrave to your weight-loss plan for a full year, you could lose approximately 2 to 4 times more weight than with diet and exercise alone.

Qsymia

Qsymia helps you manage your weight-loss plan and set realistic expectations. On average, it can help you to lose weight three times faster than diet and exercise alone. A clinical trial that was performed in preparation of FDA approval showed that patients who took Qsymia for one year lost 11 to 14 percent of their body weight. Some experienced improved management of blood sugar levels, which meant that some were able to stop taking their diabetes medications.

To learn more about losing weight with appetite suppressants, contact us for more information or to schedule a consultation. Doctors Best Wellness Center is located in Weston, Florida, serving residents of Fort Lauderdale, Weston, Pembroke Pines and surrounding areas in Florida.

About Author

Dr. Val Manocchio

Dr. Val Manocchio is a board-certified physician and a member of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians, plus a Fellow of Anti-aging and Regenerative Medicine. Currently, he owns and operates a comprehensive hormone replacement therapy, medical weight loss, and wellness center that is located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Dr. Val Manocchio received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Miami’s School of Medicine, in 1980 he began his practice as an Emergency Medicine Physician.

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