Weight Loss Program
Have you ever had problems losing weight or do you have a slow metabolism? Has your weight loss always been an issue for you?
As most Americans have, you've probably tried your share of fad diets, weight loss programs, and exercise regimens.
Losing weight for those who struggle with it is usually a big challenge. You are not alone.
At Slender Solutions Wellness Clinic, we offer a variety of options to improve your health and help you look and feel great! We offer various medically supervised programs. Together we strive to achieve one common goal, your wellness. A professionally supervised medical weight loss program can be the key to your success.
With the aid of a structured medical approach, weight loss is no longer an insurmountable challenge. Shedding excessive pounds now becomes an achievable goal that can be realized relatively quickly, and most importantly, safely for your health.You own your own body, take control of it today!
What we offer
- Oral medications
- Hormone Replacement
Here at Slender solutions wellness clinic, we strive to give you the most up to date medications for your weight loss.
Below are some of the few we use
Phentermine is an FDA approved medication that has been available since 1959. Phentermine is an appetite suppressant that affects the central nervous system and suppresses appetite. It works by helping to release certain chemicals in the brain that control appetite. Phentermine must be prescribed by a doctor and, when used in conjunction with a proper diet and an exercise program, can be proven to help lose weight more effectively. The idea is that taking phentermine initially to kick start a new lifestyle for a severely overweight individual has been proven more beneficial than diet and exercise alone. Phentermine is used together with diet and exercise to treat obesity (over weight) in people with risk factors such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol or diabetes.
Eligibilty for Phentermine:
Our physicians will review each patient on an individual basis to determine if they are a candidate for Phentermine. Patients may be eligible for the medication if they are over the age of 16 and under the age of 66. Please be aware, some medications, illnesses and other concerns in a patient’s medical history may be a contraindication of Phentermine. Patient safety is our #1 concern. The physician will determine if the benefits of Phentermine outweigh the risks. Not all patients are candidates for Phentermine.
How Should I Take Phentermine?
Take exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label. Phentermine is usually taken twice daily, before breakfast and lunch.
Talk with your doctor if you experience increased hunger or if you think the medication is not working properly. Taking more of this medication will not make it more effective and can cause serious life-threatening side effects. Phentermine should be taken only for a short time, such as a few weeks. Tell your doctor if you have not lost 4 lbs. after 4 weeks of treatment.
Do not stop using Phentermine suddenly after long-term use or you could have unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Ask your doctor how to avoid withdrawal symptoms when you stop using this medicine.
Phentermine stimulates the central nervous system (nerves and brain), which increases your heart rate and blood pressure and decreases your appetite.
What Happens if I Miss a Dose?
Take the missed dose as soon as your remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
A dose taken too late in the evening may cause insomnia.
What are the Possible Side Effects of Phentermine?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction to Phentermine: hives, difficult breathing, swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Less serious side effect of Phentermine may include:
Feeling restless or hyperactive
Headache, dizziness, tremors
Sleep problems (insomnia)
Flushing (warmth, redness, or tingly feeling)
Diarrhea or constipation
Increased or decreased interest in sex
What Should I Avoid When Taking Phentermine?
Phentermine can impair your thinking or reactions.
Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
Drinking alcohol can increase certain side effects of Phentermine.
What Other Drugs Affect Phentermine?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
Insulin or oral diabetes medications
Certain blood pressure medications, such as doxazosin (Cardura), prazosin (Minipress), or terazosin (Hytrin)
Antidepressants such as citalopram (Celexa), fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem, Symbyax), paroxetine (Paxil), sertraline (Zoloft), and others
Any other diet pills
How Naltrexone Improves Weight Loss
Naltrexone was first used for preventing abuse of substances with addiction potential. Painkiller, alcohol, and tobacco addictions have all been treated with this drug.
The mechanism by which it is able to manage these addictions may be the same by which it helps manage eating habits.
Naltrexone is an opioid antagonist that may work by affecting the reward system and other systems to influence food intake and body weight.
In a study on naltrexone and bupropion combination, it was shown that the medication helped reduce brain activity in areas associated with food cravings.
The areas of the brain that showed decreased activity are associated with saliency attribution (relative importance of food), interoception (sensation of being hungry), and craving.
In one double-blind placebo-controlled study with 20 participants, volunteers were given pasta and asked to stop eating occasionally to provide feedback on their appetite.
Naltrexone reduced both the eating rate and the pleasantness of the food. When the participants were given naltrexone they ate significantly less than when given a placebo and less than when no pill was given.
Naltrexone is usually taken at night and may provide additional benefits that help with weight loss. It has been shown that for patients with chronic pain, naltrexone can improve sleep.
In a study of 68,183 women over 16 years it was found that getting less than five hours of sleep each night produced a greater risk of weight gain.