Appetite suppressants are medications prescribed by medical weight loss doctors. They provide additional support to obese and overweight individuals having difficulty losing weight. Appetite suppressants (also known as diet pills) are drugs that make the you feel full, which suppresses the appetite. They trigger hormonal responses which interrupt the brain’s signals which tell you that you feel hungry and that it’s time to eat.
How do they work?
Appetite suppressant medications help you cut calories by reducing your appetite to a point where it is easier to control. They can also make you feel full more quickly once you begin to eat. These work by tricking your brain into believing that you are not hungry and that your stomach is full. One way that they do this is by increasing the levels of the ‘feel-good’ hormone serotonin which is responsible for regulating your mood, appetite and sleep patterns, amongst other things. If your brain thinks you are full, you won’t feel hungry, and therefore you are likely to eat less
What you can do
If you feel that you need to lose weight, speak to your doctor. Dr. Chhabra prescribes appetite suppressants as part of the Institute for Weight Management medical weight loss program to help patients lose weight and become healthier.
If you are struggling to lose weight, then the Institute for Weight Managment medical weight loss program can help you to finally reach your weight loss goal. Dr. Chhabra will determine if appetite suppressants are beneficial for your weight loss plan and prescribe them if needed. FDA approved Appetite suppressants offered by Dr. Chhabra and Institute for Weight Management include phentermine, Lorcaserin (Belviq), Phentermine/Topiramate combination (Qsymia) and Liraglutide (Saxenda).