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What Is Phentermine?

Phentermine is one of America’s most popular weight loss products. Many adults suffer serious health problems because of their weight. For many patients, a healthy diet and regular exercise alone aren’t enough to achieve significant weight loss results.

Phentermine is a generic name for an FDA-approved medication used to suppress appetite and aid weight loss effectively. Adipex-P, Lomaira, and Fastin are some of the brand names phentermine is commonly prescribed.

Phentermine weight loss pills help you lose weight by reducing the feeling of hunger and making you feel full longer. Phentermine makes it much easier to lose weight instead of lifestyle changes alone.

Is Phentermine safe and what are its side effects?

It has been used in the USA (and outside the USA) for many decades and is considered a safe and effective weight loss medication.  Phentermine is safe when used for a short-term period; phentermine is not usually prescribed for longer than 90 days.  Phentermine should not be used by individuals who have any of the following medical conditions and are advised to avoid this medication:

  • Pregnant
  • Breastfeeding
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Glaucoma
  • Overactive thyroid gland

Extended or excessive use of phentermine can lead to serious side effects.  Although the chemical structure of phentermine is similar to amphetamines, the drug has shown little or no addictive potential.  Studies also showed that phentermine use did not result in psychological dependence in any of the patients when taken in prescribed doses.

What are the Benefits of Phentermine?

  • On average 5% body weight reduction in 12 weeks
  • Suppressed appetite
  • Helps stop overeating/binge eating
  • Feeling full longer
  • Lower BMI / Decrease in waist circumference

Reduction in weight indirectly results in:

  • Improved body’s insulin resistance
  • Better blood sugar control
  • Reduction in triglyceride
  • Improved levels of total and LDL cholesterol levels
  • Overall reduction in cardiovascular risks

You can get better results with Phentermine when dieting and exercise have not worked.

How Does Phentermine Work?

Phentermine belongs to a class of drugs called anorectic, which means it is an appetite suppressant. The drug stimulates the release of neurotransmitter chemicals in the brain: norepinephrine, dopamine, and serotonin. Those neurotransmitters (especially norepinephrine) regulate hunger and appetite suppression through direct stimulation of the satiety center in the hypothalamic and limbic regions. It works as an appetite suppressant to aid healthy eating habits.

BioSymmetry’s Approach

If you have tried traditional weight loss methods but can’t beat hunger cravings, it might be time to consider getting some external help from Biosymmetry. Phentermine is a very powerful weight loss medication, however, our providers prescribe it only as an aid – one of the tools – for an overall weight loss program and never recommend it as a substitute for diet and exercise.

Unlike some clinics that recklessly prescribe phentermine to just about anybody, providers at Biosymmetry use an approach to understand the underlying contributing elements of an individual patient’s weight gain and to support long-term success. Our providers understand that it takes more than just curbing appetite to control and maintain a healthy weight.

At Biosymmetry, our providers recognize there is a broad spectrum of diseases and conditions that can affect a patient’s weight like hormonal imbalances (i.e. Cushing Syndrome, Hashimoto, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis Syndrome, Hypothyroidism, PCOS), stress, anxiety, depression, gut microbiome issues, and even exposure to heavy metals (i.e. arsenic, cadmium, lead, mercury).

All our practitioners are trained in many medical disciplines and have many tools in their arsenal to help patients achieve their desired weight, and ultimately overall healthier versions of themselves. All patients always work directly with one of our providers to ensure patient safety and confidentiality. Schedule your consultation today!

*Individual results may vary.

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