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A 25-year-old female asked:

I can't get rid of belly fat is there a prscription for it i can get from my doctor?

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Dr. Boris Aronzon
Anesthesiology 24 years experience
Abdomonoplasty: Cardiovascular work up 3-4 days a week or abdominoplasty can help you with your problem. Medications can help you to loose some weight , but without exercises results will be less then optimal. Personal trainer is the best place to start.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
If you were my: Patient the prescription would read: exercise ; healthy diet. That is the avenue to safe and sustainable weight loss/ fat loss. Spot fat loss does not occur naturally. By losing weight in general some will probably be abdominal fat. But, we don't get to choose what area of body fat is lost from. Eat healthy ; be physically active. Calories burned must > those consumed. Tighten ab's: crunches, .
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Provided original answer
reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge & “bicycling” exercise on back. Do regular aerobic exercise.
Jan 19, 2014

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