It can be challenging to lose weight and effectively maintain it over a sustained period for both men and women across all ages. However, you don’t have to do it alone. Schedule a consultation with the team at the Inglewood Laser and Aesthetics Plus located in Inglewood, California. Physician Assistants Robin Garner and Zenda Lewis can guide you regarding nutrition and dieting for an effective medically monitored weight loss program. Call or click to schedule an appointment today as the first step toward attaining your ideal body weight.

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Weight Control Q & A

What is the best way to lose weight?

The key to losing weight is to eat and drink fewer calories and eat the right amount of healthy foods to maintain a balance between calories spent and calories consumed. Combining dieting with some amount of regular exercise is the best and proven way to maintain a healthy weight.

Can over-the-counter or herbal medicine help me lose weight?

It is not advisable to take over-the-counter medicines or herbal products without consulting with a medical practitioner. Your practitioner at the Inglewood Laser and Aesthetics Plus is the best person to advise about taking these medications. The herbal products are not safe for everyone, and The Food and Drug Administration does not regulate these supplements in the same way it regulates medicines.

When can I take the prescription medicine to lose weight?

Your practitioner at the Inglewood Laser and Aesthetics Plus may recommend weight loss medicine if you are obese (BMI of 30 or more), or your BMI is 27, and you have any of the following health issues:

  • High blood pressure
  • High blood cholesterol
  • Diabetes

Also, you are restricting calories and getting the required physical activity for six months and not losing more than a pound a week.

How does the prescription medicine approved by the FDA work?

Prescription medications to treat overweight and obesity work in many different ways. Some medicines may help you eat less, and they make you feel full sooner, while others may make it harder for your body to process fat from the foods you eat by excreting it in your stools.

On average, people who take prescription medications to lose weight along with diet and exercise, lose 3-9% more weight as compared to those, not on drugs.

What weight loss medicine will work best for me?

Your practitioner is the best judge to choose the best weight loss medication for you. It depends upon many factors like your age, ethnicity, the initial weight, your concurrent health issues, medical history, and cost. If nothing works, your practitioner may advise you other options like bariatric surgery.

Effectively losing weight and maintaining it for a long time is possible under medical guidance. Call or click to schedule a consultation with the team at the Inglewood Laser and Aesthetics Plus.