ProMed Weight Loss Medication in Santa Rosa
There are several FDA-approved weight loss medications Dr. Hubert prescribes
when patients require additional assistance with
Currently, the majority of medications approved by the United States Food
and Drug Administration (FDA) are for short-term use only. The exceptions
to this are sibutramine (Meridia) and orlistat (Xenical). Apart from orlistat,
all medications act as anorexiants. Anorexiants affect feelings of fullness,
decreasing the amount of food consumed during a meal or the desire to
eat to achieve a level of fullness. This reduces the frequency of meals.
On their own, medications are not an effective
obesity treatment. Research has shown that while medications contribute to short-term weight
loss of up to 10% of an individual’s body weight, without lifestyle
changes and nutrition education people quickly regain weight once the
medication is discontinued.
However, when used appropriately and with adequate medical monitoring,
medications can be a powerful tool in medical weight management because
of their ability to control hunger and help control food cravings.