Dr. Mark Neumann prescribes Phentermine for weight loss for one reason. It works! While other prescription medications for weight loss have come and gone over the years, Phentermine has proven effective since the 1950s. The inability to control the appetite is one of the biggest reasons that dieters fail to lose weight and keep it off for good.
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Phentermine helps you overcome this problem so you finally achieve your weight loss goals, no matter how much weight you have to lose. In fact, this drug is most effective with people who are clinically obese. Dr. Neumann typically prescribes it to those who have a body mass index (BMI) of at least 30, which is the cut-off for clinical obesity. Morbid obesity, which is a body weight at least 100 pounds over your ideal weight range, starts with a BMI of 40.
How Does Phentermine for Weight Loss Help to Control Appetite?
Phentermine acts as an appetite suppressant by controlling the functions of your central nervous system. That means it travels directly to your brain to instruct your hypothalamus to stop sending hunger signals. This is the area of your brain that controls appetite, body temperature, sleep cycles, and several other essential functions.
Many people receive faulty signals from their brain that tells them they are hungry when they’re not. It’s more likely that they are feeling the effects of low blood sugar or are eating for emotional reasons. Phentermine for weight loss effectively stops these triggers so you feel satisfied on less food.
Phentermine is Intended for Short-Term Use Only
Phentermine, which is approved by the Food and Drug Administration and also sold under the brand names Adipex, Qsymia, and Lomaira, should only be taken for approximately three months. It’s also important that you commit to a low-calorie diet, regular exercise, and modifying your behavior while taking Phentermine for weight loss.
Dr. Neumann assesses your health prior to prescribing Phentermine and monitors you regularly while you are on it. After you stop taking the drug, you must continue to eat a healthy diet and engage in frequent exercise to maintain your initial weight loss. Dr. Neumann and his staff are available to provide the ongoing support you need, whether that is through nutritional counseling or another one of our weight loss services.
Please let us know how we can help you on the weight loss journey. Dr. Neumann is happy to discuss custom non-surgical weight loss options in more detail during your consultation. Call the office at 734.847.4700 today.