Drug Treatment to Reduce Obesity - A Short
Obesity is now the "Trillion Dollar
Disease." And weight loss drugs and medications are now being used
as a major treatment method.
- Weight-loss medications should be used
with a program of behavioral, dietary and exercise counseling designed
to help you make long-term changes in your diet and physical activity.
Weight loss drugs alone can't solve a serious weight problem.
- If you and your doctor decide that weight
loss drugs are a viable option for your weight problem, report back
to your doctor regularly so that he/she can monitor how your health
and weight are responding to the drugs.
- Long-term use of prescription weight-loss
medications may be helpful for carefully selected individuals, but little
information is available on the safety and effectiveness of weight loss
drugs when used for more than 2 years. By evaluating your risk of experiencing
obesity-related health problems, you and your physician can make an
informed choice as to whether medication can be a useful part of your
- Note: Use of weight-loss medications
for cosmetic purposes is not appropriate.
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