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prescription weight loss San Antonio TXIf you’re looking for easy weight loss through prescription weight loss pills in San Antonio, TX, here are some things you should know from my own experience:

During my weight loss journey, I decided to look into prescription weight loss. Specially, I looked at Alli, which is available over the counter. Other medications available for weight loss need a doctor’s prescription and work as stimulants, making your heart work faster. Alli works by stopping your body from absorbing the fat in the food you eat. However, there are a lot of gastrointestinal side effects, such as abdominal cramping, bloating, gas, leakage, oily stools, and diarrhea, because Alli stops the release of digestive juices that help break down fat. Plus, when I looked at the average amount of weight lost, it was a measly five percent when combined with diet and exercise for over a year. For me, that would have been about 12 pounds after a year of being on the medication. I had at least 40 pounds to lose, and at that rate, it would take up to four years. That was not going to work, especially if the weight came back once I stopped taking the medication. Also, Alli’s long-term safety pro le has not been established past a few short years.

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As for other FDA approved prescription drugs, I was scared to put any of them into my body. You’ve heard of them—Fen Phen, Ephedra, Meridia. What happens with many of these drugs is that the FDA approves them and then, a few years later, pulls them o the market because they are causing health problems such as heart attacks, severe hypertension, heart failure, stroke, irregular heartbeats, seizure, insomnia, strokes, and even death. I was not going to put my body at risk or give myself another problem while trying to lose weight.

That, in a nutshell, is my problem with a lot of FDA approved weight loss drugs. Having a Weight Loss Clinic in San Antonio, TX, if I put a patient on a diet and weight loss medication but she develops hypertension, heart disease, or congestive heart failure from the medicine, it’s not worth it. As I’ve said, a diet or a weight loss method should improve your health, not impair it. You shouldn’t have to worry that your diet will give you another medical problem or issue down the line. I do not believe that any of the current FDA approved drugs are the answer to weight loss. Even when they help patients lose some weight, the patients usually gain the weight right back after ceasing the medication.

Phentermine is an amphetamine appetite suppressant prescribed a lot lately by doctors for weight loss in overweight and obese patients. It is used for a limited time (FDA recommends only three months) to speed weight loss in people who are exercising and eating a low-calorie diet. Phentermine can be habit forming, causing you to need higher doses as time goes on to get the same effect.

Other people might simply stop responding to it. If it is not combined with diet and exercise, you won’t see weight loss and you get the side effects, which can include dry mouth, unpleasant taste, constipation, increased blood pressure, heart palpitations, restlessness, tremor or nervousness, insomnia, and/or chest pain. It is not recommended for patients with heart disease and moderate to severe hypertension, which a lot of overweight and obese patients su er from.

In general, I don’t think prescription weight loss is the answer.