Control Your Hunger

Appetite Suppressants

Two-thirds of adults in the U.S. are overweight or obese, and around half of them are trying to lose weight. North Carolina Weight & Wellness physicians Peter McIlveen, MD, MBA, FACOG, FOMA, Alyssa Jastrzebski, FNP-BC, and Shannon Hall, FNP-C, recommend FDA-approved appetite suppressants in conjunction with diet, exercise, and lifestyle changes for healthy, long-term weight loss. Shedding excess pounds helps patients in Winston-Salem and Charlotte areas reduce their risk of diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. To learn more about appetite suppressants and weight loss, schedule a consultation online or by telephone today.

What are appetite suppressants?

Doctors use your body-mass index, or BMI, to determine if you’re overweight or obese. BMI measures your weight in relation to your height. People with a BMI between 25 and 30 are overweight; a BMI of 30 or higher is considered obese.

Being overweight or obese comes with a host of health problems — diabetes, heart disease, and stroke are some of the more serious of complications of obesity. For many people, diet and exercise alone are not enough to lose weight.

Appetite supplements are useful weight loss aids for men and women struggling to lose extra pounds. Dr. McIlveen, Alyssa Jastrzebski, and Diane Moon recommend natural and prescription appetite suppressants based on your weight loss goals and overall health.

How do appetite suppressants work?

The best appetite suppressant for you targets the underlying cause of your weight gain for maximum results and increased vitality.

Appetite suppressants help by:

- Decreasing fat absorption

- Encouraging nutrient absorption from food

- Increasing energy

- Strengthening lean muscle massIncreasing the feeling of fullness

- Interfering with carbohydrate absorption

- Reducing cravings for fatty foods

- Reducing hunger

Are appetite suppressants safe?

There are a lot of so-called weight loss drugs on the market, but most aren’t clinically-proven to be safe or effective.

Before adding a natural or prescription appetite suppressant to your weight loss plan, Dr. McIlveen, Alyssa Jastrzebski, and Shannon Hall conduct a complete physical exam, health risk assessment, and diagnostic testing to ensure the medication is safe for you.

While taking an appetite suppressant, it’s essential to:

  • Avoid taking appetite suppressants if you’re pregnant or considering pregnancy
  • Follow your doctor’s instructions for taking the medication
  • Know and understand the side effects and warnings
  • Purchase your medication from a trusted-physician
  • Support medication with a healthy diet and regular exercise
  • Tell your doctor about any medications you take
Safe and effective appetite suppressants (and other physician-endorsed products) are available online and in Health & Wellness Boutiques conveniently located within North Carolina Weight & Wellness Cornelius and Elkin offices. Schedule an appointment online or by telephone today.