Chesapeake Weight Loss
Weight Loss Center & Aesthetic Center located in Chesapeake, VA
Everyone has a unique experience with weight loss, and for some men and women, weight loss medications play a part in the process. Rachel Chastanet, MD, of Chesapeake Weight Loss & Aesthetics in Chesapeake, Virginia, has the expertise needed to help you find the right tools to support your weight loss journey. Learn more by watching Dr. Chastanet’s Medical Weight Loss Seminar and then call or stop by the office to schedule your one-on-one consultation with the doctor.
Weight Loss Medications Q & A
How can prescription medications help me lose weight?
Not everyone needs weight loss medications to reach and sustain their goals. Some are able to find success by making meaningful changes to their diet and exercise routines.
In other cases, however, those efforts alone are not sufficient. Some men and women need additional help to drop excess pounds and maintain a healthier weight.
How do weight loss medications work?
There are a number of different prescription medications that can help. Most work to control hunger, some may slightly elevate your metabolic rate, and one decreases your absorption of dietary fat. Dr. Chastanet does not use or recommend the use of the “fat blocker” Orlistat because it causes vitamin deficiencies and anal leakage.
Dr. Chastanet only offers medications she has researched and feels comfortable with. Some of the available options include Phentermine, Contrave®, Saxenda®, Plenity® and Qsymia®. As more research leads to new medications, that list may expand.
It’s important to understand that prescription weight loss medications are not a miracle cure. They are intended to be used as a tool to work with your diet and exercise efforts. The best way to achieve impressive results is to adhere to your practitioner’s guidance in terms of nutrition, exercise, and other lifestyle improvements.
Am I a good candidate for weight loss medications?
Weight loss medications can be a good option for men and women who have struggled to achieve results through traditional diet and exercise efforts. If your body mass index (BMI) is greater than 30, or if it’s greater than 27 and you have a serious weight-related health issue, medication may be a good option.
Be sure to share the full details of your health history with your practitioner. This information allows your team to create a comprehensive weight loss program that doesn’t compromise your health. Not all medications work well in conjunction with weight loss drugs, and some combinations can lead to serious health consequences.
Are weight loss drugs safe?
The only weight loss medications used at Chesapeake Weight Loss & Aesthetics have been the subject of extensive research and clinical trials. These are not quick fix “cures” or trendy solutions. Dr. Chastanet only offers medications with which she feels confident, and the medication recommendations are tailored to the specific patient.
That level of care is just part of what makes Chesapeake Weight Loss & Aesthetics such a highly sought-after weight loss resource in the Hampton Roads region. Watch the Medical Weight Loss Seminar and then schedule an appointment by phone today to learn more about weight loss medications and other treatment options.