What is Phentermine and How it Can Help You Lose Weight


If you’re overweight, you know that losing weight and keeping it off is a real struggle. And if you’ve struggled with your weight for a long time, you may feel as though there is nothing you can do.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (aka the “CDC”) reports that 35% of Americans are obese. People overeat for a variety of reasons – stress, depression, as a comfort mechanism or simply one’s satiety center does not function as well as it should. If the latter is the case for you, it means that you experience the sensation of hunger even though you have eaten as much as your body needs, yet you crave more foods.

Taking an appetite suppressant can help with these cravings and be a useful part of a weight loss treatment plan. An appetite suppressant makes it easier to adhere to a healthy eating plan. This is where medication such as phentermine is such a great help.

You may have heard of phentermine in relation to weight loss, but you may not know how it works. In combination with diet and exercise, phentermine can lead to weight loss results because it stimulates metabolism and suppresses the desire for food. This makes it easier to stick to a diet and normal portion sizes. The increase in metabolism also allows your body to burn more fat which in turn increases energy and makes it easier to be more active.

In 2012, the FDA approved a combination medication for the use of weight loss using phentermine and topiramate. Like Phentermine, it acts as an appetite suppressant, but studies show that it can also improve cardiovascular health. Other studies are showing improvement with things like sleep apnea and even potentially lowering blood pressure.

There are some precautions to be taken. The drug interactions have to be carefully monitored on a monthly basis. Furthermore, it isn’t meant for women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant as there can be serious side effects even before pregnancy. However, if you have a BMI of 30 or higher or if you have at least one weight-related condition such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes or high cholesterol, the combination drug may help.

If you’ve struggled with your weight and feel that you’ve tried every resource available, it may be time to talk about phentermine as a weight loss option with the medical staff at Premier Age Management.

Premier Age Management has two locations in Middle Tennessee: Brentwood, 229 Ward Circle A23, Brentwood, TN 37027 and Hendersonville, 115 Hazel Path #1, Hendersonville, TN 37075. Schedule a consultation today!

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