Appetite Suppressant

Alpha Health Care -  - Weight Loss Specialist

Alpha Health Care

Weight Loss Specialist located in Encino, CA & Sawtelle, West Los Angeles, CA

Appetite Suppressant Specialist
Obesity often requires long-term treatment to promote and sustain weight loss. Use of prescription medications may be appropriate for some people. The doctors at Alpha Health Care dispense safe and FDA approved appetite suppressants to help curb hunger pangs for persons in the areas of Encino, Woodland Hills, Pasadena, West Los Angeles, Westlake Village, and greater Los Angeles.

Appetite Suppressant Q & A

Do I need medicine to lose weight?

Most available weight-loss medications are "appetite-suppressant" medications. Individuals who benefit the most from using prescription drugs and appetite suppressants are those suffering from obesity. These medications come in the form of tablets or extended-release capsules. Most weight-loss medications are for short-term use. They should be combined with physical activity and a balanced diet to lose and maintain weight successfully over the long term. Prescription weight loss is not for everyone. It is best to speak with your physician about the use of appetite suppressants.

How do appetite suppressants work?

Appetite suppressants promote weight loss with the use of various combinations of drugs that influence the hormonal and chemical processes in the body that control hunger. They give you a sense of feeling full or satiated. These hormones also interrupt the brain's signal to the body that it is time to feel hungry.

What should I discuss with my doctor before taking appetite suppressants?

The doctors at Alpha Health Care will begin by testing you to find out your specific needs. Based on this testing we provide a range of FDA approved appetite suppressants or supplements. You should be prepared to answer questions about any existing allergies you may have, whether or not you are pregnant or breastfeeding, and what types of other medications you may be taking. Existing medical conditions may also affect the use of these drugs. You should tell your doctor if you have any of the following conditions.

  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Epilepsy (seizures)
  • Kidney disease
  • Glaucoma
  • Alcohol or drug abuse (or a history of)
  • Overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism)
  • Depression or other mental illness
  • Migraine headaches requiring medication
  • Planning to have surgery requiring general anesthesia

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