Medical Weight Loss
Are you one of the millions of adults who are struggling to lose weight? Dynamic Health Center can help by developing an individualized medical weight loss
plan. Weight loss can be a struggle because of lifestyle, dietary habits, and lack of exercise. However, there are factors that are seemingly out of a person's control such as hormone imbalance. Here at Dynamic Health Center, we evaluate those possible contributing factors in order to help you meet your weight goals.
Overweight and Obesity Statistics
In the United States being overweight or obese has become a growing problem and worsening with each passing year. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than one-third (36.5%) of Americans are considered obese, and over 70% of Americans are considered either overweight or obese.
What determines being overweight or obese? Being an overweight adult means you have a Body Mass Index (BMI) that exceeds a certain percentage. A BMI is a height to weight ratio. See below to see where you may fall.
|Less than 18.5||Underweight|
|18.5 to <25||Normal Weight|
|25 to <30||Overweight|
|30 to <35||Class 1 Obesity|
|35 to <40||Class 2 Obesity|
|40 or Higher||Class 3 or Severe / Morbid Obesity|
What is Medical Weight Loss?
Medical weight loss is an integrative process for adults in need of weight loss assistance. It is individualized and may or may not include the following:
- Dietary Planning
- Exercise Planning
- Lifestyle Modifications
- A prescription for an appetite suppressant/stimulant
- Hormone imbalance evaluation
When left untreated, being overweight/obese can worsen and significantly increase chances for developing secondary medical diagnoses. These secondary problems include high blood pressure, Diabetes, high cholesterol, heart disease, stroke, some forms of cancer, osteoarthritis, Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), and liver disease.
Who is a Candidate for Medical Weight Loss?
Here at Dynamic Health Center, our Medical Provider does an initial weight loss consultation to establish patient centered goals and treatment. Not everyone is a candidate for prescription Phentermine, but that does not mean guidance and a weight loss plan can not be offered. Medical Weight Loss is intended for adults only. Minors with overweight/obesity issues should seek guidance from their Pediatrician or pediatric Nutritionist.
Phentermine is a stimulant and appetite suppressant that can serve as a crutch during the weight loss process. It is FDA approved for short term use. Phentermine should not be used as a substitute for proper diet, exercise or behavioral modifications.
- Pregnancy, planning to become pregnant, and breast feeding
- Heart or Vascular Disease
- Uncontrolled Hypertension
- History of drug or alcohol abuse
- Elevation in blood pressure and/or heart rate
- Blurred Vision
- Dry Mouth
- Stomach Cramps
- Changes in libido and impotence
Symptoms to Report Immediately
- Syncope (passing out)
- Chest Pain or tightness
- Swelling of mouth, throat or legs
- Shortness of breath at rest and/or with exertion
- Aggressive or hostile behavior