Phentermine: Jumpstarting Your Delaware Medical Weight Loss Program
Dr. Marc Scheiner is an experienced Delaware weight loss doctor who treats individuals seeking physician supervised weight loss in Wilmington and Newark, as well as in surrounding areas such as Northeastern Maryland and Southeastern Pennsylvania. He offers a comprehensive medical weight loss program for overweight individuals, which includes exercise and nutritional guidance, vitamin supplements and the temporary use of phentermine, an appetite suppressant, among several other integral components.
A medical weight loss program can be a valuable tool if you: have struggled to lose excess weight; are frustrated with the never-ending cycle of weight loss and regain; or cannot lose the excess weight after pregnancy.
Individual weight loss results from a physician supervised weight loss plan ultimately depend on how closely you follow your weight loss doctor’s instructions, including how faithfully you restrict calories, eat nutritious meals and adhere to the recommended exercise routine.
What Phentermine Is
Phentermine is the generic name for an appetite suppressant that has been approved for short-term use by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The drug is also marketed under several other brand names, including Adipex, Phentride, Pro-Fast and Supramine, among many others. When taken as directed by a qualified doctor, phentermine can be an effective component of a physician supervised weight loss program, which also includes a low-calorie diet and regular exercise.
Why Phentermine Is Prescribed for Weight Loss
If you are overweight, the temporary, short-term use of phentermine (for a period of up to 12 weeks) can help jumpstart your physician supervised weight loss treatment plan. Phentermine curbs your appetite, making it easier to establish healthy nutrition, eating and lifestyle habits you can maintain over time. As it becomes easier for you to make consistent healthy lifestyle choices and you start losing weight, you can stop taking phentermine. If you continue on a path of healthy living, you will achieve, and eventually maintain, your desired body weight.
How It Works
Phentermine is classified as an anorectic drug, which decreases your appetite, so you consume less food (i.e., calories) and lose weight as a result. It works by causing the hypothalamus region of the brain to stimulate the adrenal glands so they release a chemical called norepinephrine into the circulation system. In turn, the norepinephrine triggers the body’s fight-or-flight response, minimizing any hunger sensation. In addition, phentermine encourages the body to break down stored fat cells.
If you are significantly overweight and have an increased risk of certain health problems related to excess weight or obesity, you may be a suitable candidate for a physician supervised weight loss program involving the temporary use of phentermine.
However, you should not take phentermine if you:
- Are allergic to any of the ingredients in the drug
- Take amphetamines of any type (They have a chemical structure that is similar to that of phentermine.)
- Have been diagnosed with heart disease or an irregular heartbeat
- Have been diagnosed with an overactive thyroid
- Have a history of substance abuse (Phentermine can be habit forming.)
- Are pregnant or nursing
To schedule a consultation to find out if you are a suitable candidate for physician supervised weight loss involving phentermine, please contact Delaware Weight Loss Clinic by calling (410) 620-9722.