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I have type2 diabetes i workout 1-2 hours a day I have also changed my eating habits can not lose weight.Can prescription weight loss pills help?

I have type2 diabetes i workout 1-2 hours a day I have also changed my eating habits can not lose weight.Can prescription weight loss pills help?

Not a good idea: It is harder for diabetics taking Insulin to lose weight. But current weight loss drugs are not very good; lots of side effects. If you are doing what you say, you may be healthier than you think. Have you lost inches (but not weight)? Are your glu and cholesterol levels better? There may be hidden calories in what you eat. Suggest seeing your doctor of dietician. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Could i go to the dr and get a prescription for weight loss pills?

Could i go to the dr and get a prescription for weight loss pills?

No Diet Pills: I would worry that any physician who would prescribe 'diet' pills for you did not have your health or your best interests at heart. There are no known supplements or diet pills that really lead to true and lasting weight loss. Postponing the real work it takes to lose weight is the most common outcome when one takes any medicine for weight loss. ...Read more

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Is it bad for a teen to take weight loss pills even if it was prescribed?

Is it bad for a teen to take weight loss pills even if it was prescribed?

Depends: all meds have risks. stimulants for weight loss are generally safe but the patient should have a medical workup w/ EKG. most MDs prefer a young person change their diet and activity level first but for severe obesity, meds may help w/ motivation & decrease food craving. belviq (lorcaserin) is a non stimulant option but not been tested in children. weight loss meds are time limited and not long term solutions. ...Read more

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How can I get prescription diet pills from a doctor? I have tried everything to lose weight exercise , eating right ect nothing works i don't plan on stopping the healthy way of doing things i just need something that will boost up the process or make me

Weight loss: Simple math. If you eat less than you use up you will lose weight. Eat three meals a day, leaving the table satisfied but not stuffed. Eliminate all snacks between meals and soft drinks, minimalize alcohol consumption and exercise regularly. If you still do not lose weight, reduce further the amount you are eating or increase your exercise regimen. Math. ...Read more

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Do weight loss pills work?

Do weight loss pills work?

No quick fix: The best program for weight loss focuses on education and provides ongoing support. Go to www.Drnewton.Tsfl.Com and spend some time looking a the take shape for life program. You can send me an email from there if you are interested in learning more about the program. I can coach you through the program. ...Read more

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Are weight loss pills safe to take?

Are weight loss pills safe to take?

Yes but monitor: All medications have side effects and many people can tolerate certain medications. Nevertheless, if you can tolerate the meds in the short term, there is no evidence of long term problems. That includes stimulant medication which has been found to have no effect on blood pressure and minimal effects on heart rate in persons who can take them, there are no reports of addiction with phentermine. ...Read more

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Do weight loss pills actually work?

Do weight loss pills actually work?

FDA approval: The 4 drugs currently approved for weight loss by the fda have been shown to be effective over placebo in clinical trials. Phentermine (short term), orlistat, Qsymia and belviq (lorcaserin). No medication is without risks. Once you stop the drug, the weight will come back to baseline thus use them in adjunct to a sound diet and exercise program. Use them under supervision by a physician. Good luck. ...Read more

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How exactly do weight loss pills work?

How exactly do weight loss pills work?

It varies: Most weight loss pills over the counter have substances in them that are a type of naturally occurring caffeine to give your body an energy boost. Some people consider this a slight increase in metabolism. Also, they often have some type of appetite suppressant or water pill. There are various types and i recommend you ask your physician prior to taking one. ...Read more

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What weight loss pills can minors buy?

What weight loss pills can minors buy?

NONE ARE SAFE: All diet pills wether designed for adults for minors are extremely risky.Not only can they dysregulate your metabolic system and your stress response system, thereby increasing the risk for developing depression & anxiety, they can interfere with absorption of nutrients and set up an individual for developing a serious eating disorder, which then has a damaging & dangerous course of its own! ...Read more

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How safe is it to take weight loss pills?

How safe is it to take weight loss pills?

Probably not: Weight loss pills do not work. At best they might help a very short-term weight loss, but are full of potential annoying, dangerous, or life-threatening side effects interactions. There've never been proven to help sustain weight loss and i recommend avoiding them. ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


Diet Pills (Definition)

Anorectic agents generally known as diet pills are medications which decrease or inhibit appetite and aid in the reduction of food intake, therefore aiding weightmloss. Most currently FDA-approved appetite medications are dispensed by prescription due to potential side effects and contraindications. Diet pills alone are seldom successful in deriving long-term weight reduction. They should only be taken under the direct supervision of a physician specifically trained in their use as a part of a multi-modal treatment program including diet, exercise, ...Read more