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Appetite Suppression

What Is Appetite Suppression?

Appetite suppression is a service that can help you lose excess weight through the use of FDA-approved medications that suppress your appetite and help you eat less. Sometimes, regular exercise and nutrition are ineffective at helping you lose excess weight, which can be extremely frustrating if you stay physically active, eat healthy foods, and try different diets. Appetite suppression aims to jump-start your weight loss so you can continue working toward your weight-loss goals and finally start seeing positive results.

How Does Appetite Suppression Work?

Appetite suppression medications work by tricking your brain into thinking it’s full so you can eat less food and avoid overeating on any given occasion. Liraglutide, phentermine, and diethylpropion are some of the many medications approved by the FDA for the treatment of weight loss. Each of these medications works differently to suppress your appetite.

Liraglutide mimics a naturally occurring hormone in the body to help regulate appetite and food intake, while phentermine and diethylpropion interact with certain brain chemicals to make you feel less hungry or feel full sooner. Other appetite suppressant medications work by increasing your metabolism or helping you absorb less fat from the foods you eat. Dr. Michelle Reyes at The Med Spot can work with you to choose a medication that may work best for you based on your medical history and unique situation as it pertains to weight loss.

What Appetite Suppression Can Do For You

Appetite suppression can help you lose excess weight that you haven’t been able to lose with nutrition and exercise alone. Excess weight can often be uncomfortable and interfere with your ability to easily perform everyday tasks and activities. Excess weight also increases the risk for serious and chronic health conditions including diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.

In addition to helping you shed excess weight, appetite suppression can help you develop a healthier relationship with food and eating, especially if you have a history of overeating or if you eat as a way to curb stress, anxiety, and other negative emotions. Appetite suppression may be the jump-start you need to achieve greater overall physical and psychological health by way of weight loss and improved metabolism.

Who Can Benefit From Appetite Suppression?

Appetite suppression can benefit anyone who lives near Hidden Hills or Tarzana who has tried and been unsuccessful at losing excess weight with nutrition and exercise alone, or who has tried other weight-loss treatments and interventions without success. Appetite suppression medications are usually prescribed to those who have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or greater, or a BMI of 27 or greater along with a comorbid condition such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and/or high cholesterol.

Why Ask For Appetite Suppression at The Med Spot?

The Med Spot in Woodland Hills specializes in wellness and weight management services that can help you lose excess weight, improve your health, and increase your confidence. At The Med Spot, Dr. Michelle Reyes can review your medical history, evaluate your health, and recommend an appetite suppressant that may work best for you based on your personal history with weight loss.

Dr. Michelle Reyes will also discuss potential concerns and side effects you may experience with appetite suppression medications, or combine appetite suppression with other beneficial weight management services that can help you achieve your long-held aesthetic and wellness goals.

The Med Spot for All Your Aesthetic and Wellness Needs

Contact The Med Spot today at 818-208-1218 if you live near Calabasas or Woodland Hills and need help losing excess weight. Or, schedule a personal one-on-one consultation with Dr. Michelle Reyes to learn more about whether you’re an ideal candidate for appetite suppression services at The Med Spot.

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