The benefits of losing weight are almost without limit, both mentally and physically. From boosting your confidence to safeguarding your cardiovascular health, weight loss can improve your life in extraordinary ways, which is why we offer weight-loss services here at Soffer Health Institute.
Under the guidance of board-certified cardiologist Dr. Ariel Soffer and our team, we can set you on a weight-loss path that delivers meaningful and sustainable results that will serve you well, long into the future.
While there are hundreds, if not thousands, of products and services that promise amazing results, there’s no such thing as a magic pill that does the work for you. That said, there are medications that can play valuable roles, and we review their benefits here.
Setting you up for success
One of the first things we do when you seek our help is to thoroughly review your health, your goals, and your lifestyle to design a weight-loss program that’s tailored to your unique needs.
Weight loss requires efforts on multiple fronts, which is why we offer:
- Medical testing
- Dietary counseling
- Weight-loss medications and supplements
- Weight-loss seminars
Through our medical testing, we can determine whether weight-loss medications are safe for you to take and in what amounts.
The different types of weight-loss medications
There are different types of FDA-approved medications that approach weight loss from different angles.
Some of the oldest medications are ones that work to suppress your appetite, such as those that contain phentermine (Adipex-PⓇ, IonaminⓇ, and Suprenza™) and diethylpropion.
Another approach are medications that inhibit fat absorption, such as orlistat (XenicalⓇ and AlliⓇ).
One of the more effective weight-loss medications is sold under the brand name QsymiaⓇ, which slowly releases phentermine and topiramate into your system to control your hunger levels and cravings.
Speaking of cravings, if you have signs of addiction toward food, and you struggle to control your desire to eat, a combination of bupropion and naltrexone may help. These medications are often prescribed for drug addiction, but they’ve been shown to work for controlling eating, as well.
A final approach to weight loss are pills that make you feel full, such as those that contain liraglutide.
How weight-loss medications can help
As you can see, it’s important that we begin by figuring out which approach is best for your weight-loss journey. By first examining the forces that drive you to eat or to carry extra pounds, we can recommend a medication that will help better control your diet, eating habits, and weight.
We want to underscore the point that weight-loss medications should be considered an aid and not a cure. These medications have been shown to provide people with the leg up they need to finally control their weight. In fact, these medications can add a 3–7% boost in weight loss compared to losing weight through lifestyle changes alone.
At our practice, we believe that you can achieve effective weight loss through customized programs that include an ample amount of support, which may very much include weight-loss medications.
To learn more about the role that weight-loss medications can play in your efforts to regain control over your body, contact one of our offices in Aventura, or Weston, Florida, to schedule a consultation.