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A 35-year-old male asked:

is there any medicines to help lose weight?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Yes: I can’t personally make recommendations for weight loss products but the following are FDA approved: Alli, Xenical (orlistat),Meridia (sibutramine), Adipex-P (phentermine & Sanorex (mazindol).

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A 24-year-old female asked:

I'm very short and i'm almost 200 pounds, what over-the-counter medicine can help me lose weight?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Consider herbs: There is absolutely no substitute for diet & exercise in losing weight, but certain herbs may help when combined with diet/exercise. See http://www.Lef.Org/magazine/mag2011/jul2011_shed-pounds-by-inhibiting-cellular-fat-storage_01.Htm, http://www.Lef.Org/news/lefdailynews.Htm?Newsid=13549 & my comment.For advice re: a healthy diet see http://www.Drfuhrman.Com/library/what-is-a-nutritarian-diet.Aspx.
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Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
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A 36-year-old member asked:

Any homeopathic medicine that would help me lose weight?

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Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 32 years experience
Yes, BUT: Homeopathic treatment looks at the whole being; treatment directed to the bigger picture. Still a role for looking at diet and exercise.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Which is the quickest healthy way to lose weight?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Not too fast: Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Calories burned must > calories consumed. You can mix ; match different kinds of physical exercise. This site can help you determined calories burned for over 100 activities: http://www.Prohealth.Com/weightloss/tools/exercise/calculator1_2.Cfm.
A 41-year-old member asked:

It's possible that (genuine) chinese medicine really help you lose weight?

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 73 years experience
YES: But you need to research it a little on line. They were masters of how our body/brain works when they embraced the philosophy called tao (pronounced tau).
A 52-year-old female asked:

What medicine can help me lose weight?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
No easy answer!: Don't waste your money on 'fat burners', laxatives, 'cleansers', or anything else that promises an 'easy way to lose weight.' there is no easy way--you risk health & not keeping the weight off if drugs is approach you choose.The best long term way to keep it off is regular exercise & making healthy food choices (avoid junk food & sugary drinks, watch portion size, moderate alcohol). You can do it!

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