Obesity is a disease that causes even more serious diseases. Losing weight can sometimes be more than just an aesthetic concern, but a medical necessity. While there is no miracle pill for weight loss, there are prescription drugs that work. If your health is at risk, a prescription weight loss product may be the answer.
At Advanced Anti-Aging and Weight Loss, our medical staff can help you lose weight safely and effectively. We offer prescription weight loss treatment plans to help those who need to lose weight and restore a healthier lifestyle. To find out if prescription weight loss is right for you, contact Advanced Anti-Aging and Weight Loss today, or stop by our Evansville office.
What Your Fat is Doing to Your Body
The health consequences of obesity are well documented and include:
- Mental health conditions
- Coronary heart disease
- High blood pressure
- Colon, endometrial and breast cancer
- Liver disease
- Gallbladder disease
- Sleep apnea
- High cholesterol
The Best Candidates for Prescription Weight-Loss
The first criteria for being prescription weight-loss is that you have not been able to lose weight through diet or exercise. Additionally, you must have a body mass index (BMI) greater than thirty or if you have a condition related to obesity – such as high blood pressure – your BMI must be greater than 27. Your doctor also considers other factors, such as health history and whether the drugs could interact with your current medications.
Fat Can Really Kill You
Health professionals have long known that obesity contributes to such diseases as diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer and heart disease. It has even been linked with cognitive decline. New research shows that your fat is actually an endocrine gland in itself, which has great impact on your entire body.
Studies found that excess fat desensitizes you to leptin, the hormone that signals the body when it has had enough to eat. Pockets of fat in the liver and muscles are directly linked to Type 2 diabetes and insulin resistance, two conditions which make fat burning and appetite control difficult. In short, your fat is protecting itself by making you ill.
Effectiveness of Weight-Loss Drugs
Prescription weight loss treatments work in conjunction with diet and exercise, so they are no magic bullet. Using the treatment as directed and sticking to a healthy weight-loss regimen, you can expect to lose 5 to 10 percent of your total body weight in one year. The weight loss in itself is beneficial, but the exercise and increased fitness helps in other ways. Many experts now agree that it is better to be overweight and active than skinny and sedentary.
If you meet the basic criteria, talk to your doctor about how prescription weight-loss may work for you. Today’s weight-loss medicines are safe and effective. There really is no downside to losing weight if you have obesity related diseases.