How effective are weight-loss medications?
Are you an adult who has serious health issues as a result of your weight? Have you tried diet and exercise but still haven’t lost enough weight? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be a candidate for a prescription weight-loss medication. However, you should be aware that prescription weight-loss medications are used in addition to, not instead of, diet and exercise. There are numerous ways to get your weight loss pills here available.
Who is a good candidate for weight-loss medications?
If you haven’t been able to lose weight through diet and exercise and you meet one of the following criteria, your doctor may consider a weight-loss drug for you:
- Your BMI (body mass index) is greater than 30.
- You have a BMI greater than 27 and a serious medical condition related to obesity, such as diabetes or high blood pressure.
Your doctor will consider your medical history and current health challenges before prescribing a medication for you. Then, your doctor will discuss the benefits and drawbacks of prescription weight-loss medications with you.
It is important to note that weight-loss medications are not suitable for everyone. Prescription weight-loss medications, for example, should not be used if you are trying to conceive, are pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
When compared to placebo, prescription weight-loss drugs that have been approved for long-term use (more than 12 weeks) produce significant weight loss. Weight loss medication combined with lifestyle changes results in greater weight loss than lifestyle changes alone. Over the course of a year, this can equate to a weight loss of 3% to 7% of total body weight above and beyond what can be achieved through lifestyle changes alone. That may appear to be a small sum. A sustained weight loss of 5% to 10%, on the other hand, can have significant health benefits, such as lower blood pressure, blood sugar, and triglyceride levels.