Phentermine: How it Works and When to Use it for Weight Loss
Understanding Phentermine and Its Role in Weight Loss
What is Phentermine?
Phentermine is a prescription medication used to aid weight loss in conjunction with a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity. In this article, we’ll discuss how Phentermine works, its benefits, and when it may be prescribed as part of a medical weight loss plan.
How Phentermine Works
Phentermine is an appetite suppressant that works by stimulating the release of certain neurotransmitters in the brain. These neurotransmitters help to suppress appetite, increase energy levels, and promote a feeling of fullness, making it easier to stick to a low-calorie diet and lose weight.
Benefits of Phentermine
- Appetite suppression: Phentermine helps control hunger, making it easier to adhere to a reduced-calorie diet.
- Increased energy levels: Phentermine can provide a boost in energy, which may help with motivation and adherence to an exercise regimen.
- Short-term weight loss support: Phentermine is typically prescribed for short-term use (up to 12 weeks) to kickstart a weight loss journey.
When to use Phentermine for weight loss
Phentermine may be prescribed for individuals who:
- Have a BMI of 30 or higher (obese) or have a BMI of 27 or higher (overweight) with at least one weight-related medical condition, such as high blood pressure or type 2 diabetes.
- Have tried and failed to lose weight through diet and exercise alone.
- Are committed to making lifestyle changes, including following a reduced-calorie diet and increasing physical activity.
Precautions and Considerations
- Phentermine is not suitable for everyone, and it’s essential to consult with a healthcare professional before starting the medication.
- Potential side effects include increased heart rate, elevated blood pressure, dizziness, and insomnia. It’s crucial to monitor these side effects and report any concerns to your healthcare provider.
- Phentermine should be used in conjunction with a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity to achieve the best results.
If you’re considering Phentermine as part of your weight loss plan, contact Southwest Family Medical Weight Loss & Hormone Health Clinic to schedule a consultation. Our expert team will evaluate your needs and help you develop a personalized weight loss plan tailored to your unique goals.