Combating obesity often begins with a balanced diet, adequate exercise, and a healthy relationship with food, as well as ruling out health issues and medications that can adversely impact weight loss. However, weight loss remains difficult for many people for various reasons. It is normal to want or need help during your weight loss journey, which is why prescription weight loss medicines and professional guidance is available to support your efforts. Phentermine is offered as a weight loss solution at Simply Slim Medical. Continue reading to learn more about this weight loss drug and how it might suit you.
What Is Phentermine?
Phentermine is a prescription medicine used to aid in weight loss in obese and overweight patients . It is classified as a sympathomimetic amine, which works by suppressing the appetite and increasing the body’s metabolism. It is often used short-term and may be part of a more extensive weight loss program for patients when other efforts like diet and exercise are ineffective. For example, you may be instructed to take phentermine in addition to eating healthy, changing your eating habits and behaviors, and getting on a consistent exercise regimen.
How Phentermine Works
Phentermine works by reducing appetite in patients. It achieves this by:
Quieting the brain’s constant hunger signals. The brain is responsible for telling you when to eat through hunger signals. However, constant hunger signals can be hard to ignore and make overeating a real possibility.
Making you feel full for longer. Phentermine can help with overeating by making you feel full faster. It can also help you maintain a full feeling for longer.
Stimulating your metabolism. There is no doubt that metabolism plays a part in weight maintenance. A slow metabolism can contribute to weight gain and obesity. A stimulated metabolism can boost your energy and weight loss success.
Phentermine is usually prescribed for short-term use; however, the exact length of treatment depends on your body’s response to the medication. Some patients experience a boost in weight loss shortly after starting phentermine, while others may take longer to see a weight reduction.
Is Phentermine For Me?
The only way to determine if phentermine is right for you is to speak to your provider. The Medical Doctors at Simply Slim Medical will evaluate your medical history, weight loss goals, and expectations to craft a care plan that is right for you, possibly including phentermine. With that said phentermine tends to appeal to patients with everyday habits and behaviors regarding food, such as those who difficulty have always had trouble losing weight, obese patients, post-pregnancy, and those who tend to overeat from anxiety or boredom. Additionally, patients with low energy and those with high sugar, salt or carbohydrate cravings also may be ideal phentermine patients.
During your consultation, the Medical Team may recommend a phentermine combination with other prescription medications to address other issues that accompany or contribute to unsuccessful weight loss, such as emotional eating or weight loss “plateaus.”
Weight Loss in Bethesda and Tysons
Embarking on a weight loss journey takes dedication and consistency. Still, when those things don’t result in the expected reduction in weight, it can lead to discouragement and abandonment of your goals. Phentermine can help support your efforts and give you the results you desire. If you are ready to lose weight and keep it off, schedule an appointment with Simply Slim Medical by calling our Bethesda location at 301.658.2019 or our Tysons location at 703.988.7823, or book an appointment online.