Medical weight loss treatments play a significant role in helping individuals achieve and maintain a healthier weight, especially when lifestyle changes alone aren’t sufficient. These medications are typically prescribed by primary care doctors and are intended to complement diet and exercise efforts. Several non-surgical weight loss medications have gained popularity in recent years due to their effectiveness and safety profiles. Here are some of the top options we offer at Beverly Hills Concierge Doctor.
Phentermine is a prescription medication that has been used for medical weight loss for decades. It works by suppressing appetite and reducing food cravings, which can help individuals struggling with obesity. By controlling appetite with phentermine, patients can make better food choices and fight unhealthy cravings while enjoying more energy while losing weight.
Semaglutide (Wegovy, Rybelsus, Ozempic)
Semaglutide is a GLP-1 agonist. It mimics the effects of a hormone called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), which is naturally produced by the body to regulate blood sugar levels. GLP-1 also acts on the brain to reduce appetite and increase feelings of fullness, which can help people eat less and lose weight. Semaglutide is typically administered once a week by injection and is usually used in combination with a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity for the best results.
Originally developed as a diabetes medication, liraglutide is now approved for weight loss. It works by mimicking the action of glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), a hormone that regulates appetite and glucose levels. Saxenda is administered by injection and is available by prescription. Victoza is another option that uses liraglutide for weight loss.
In addition to liraglutide and semaglutide, other GLP-1 receptor agonists, such as dulaglutide (Trulicity), have been used off-label for weight loss. They mimic the action of GLP-1, which helps regulate appetite and blood sugar levels.
Like semaglutide, Mounjaro works by mimicking the effects of GLP-1 to reduce appetite and increase feelings of fullness. In clinical trials, tirzepatide has shown promising results in helping people lose weight, with some participants losing up to 15% of their body weight over 14 months. Tirzepatide is currently undergoing further testing and has not yet been FDA-approved for use as a weight loss medication, but it has been used off-label for medical weight loss.
Weight loss medications should only be considered under the guidance and supervision of a healthcare provider, and they are typically recommended for individuals who have not achieved adequate weight loss through diet and exercise alone or who face significant health risks due to obesity. Our medical weight loss plans at Beverly Hills Concierge Doctor are always tailored to an individual’s specific needs and goals, with close monitoring of progress and potential side effects. If you have been struggling to lose weight, medical treatments combined with a nutritional and exercise plan can help you achieve the results you desire. Contact us at Beverly Hills Concierge Doctor – call our Beverly Hills, CA clinic today to schedule a weight loss consultation.