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Bartley Medical Weight Loss Services
PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS FOR THE TREATMENT OF OBESITY
Phentermine (Adipex-P) is the the most commonly prescribed weight loss medications in the United States. These medications help to promote weight loss by decreasing appetite or increasing satiety (the feeling of being full). They may also make you feel less hungry by increasing one or more chemical hormones in the brain that affect mood and appetite.
There are a number of risks/side effects associated with use of prescription weight loss medication. The most common include increased blood pressure and heart rate, headache, dry mouth, constipation, & insomnia.
Individuals with poorly controlled hypertension, heart disease, irregular heart rate, or history of cardiovascular event (heart attack, stroke, etc.) should not take prescription weight loss medications. Precaution should be taken in all patients with a history of abnormal blood pressure, overactive thyroid gland, and/or glaucoma.
ALL patients taking prescription weight loss medications should be monitored on a regular basis. Refills will not be given without office visit and evaluation.
VITAMIN B-12 INJECTIONS
Feeling run down?
Not as alert as you'd like to be?
Having trouble sleeping?
If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then you may need a B-12 injection !
Vitamin B-12 is found in meat, fish, eggs, & milk. It is needed for the formation of red blood cells and for the maintenance of healthy nervous & cardiovascular systems. Vitamin B-12 is easily absorbed by the body. A B-12 injection contains 1000mcg of vitamin B-12, 500 times the recommended daily dosage. Other benefits of vitamin B-12 include increased energy, better sleep, and an increased feeling of awareness.
LipoVite injections contain a combination of several vitamins and lipotropic amino acids. Lipotropic agents are a class of substances that play an important role in the body's use of fat. Through their involvement in lipid (fat) metabolism, lipotropics help to maintain a healthy liver.
Possible benefits of LipoVite injections include increased energy, improved thought process, elevated moods/decreased irritability, & possible enhancement of weight loss. It cannot be excluded that some beneft may be partially due to placebo effect. Results seem to be cumulative and may improve over a series of injections. LipoVite injections can be given as often as weekly depending on the aggression of an individual's weight loss program.
LipoVite injections may be given to healthy individuals who desire a vitamin/lipotropic supplement. It can be given alone or in conjunction with Vitamin B-12 shots and/or phentermine. Lifestyle changes including dietary modification and exercise are essential to achieving weight loss and weight maintenance. LipoVite injections are only a supplement to these lifestyle changes and are not alone guaranteed to result in weight loss.