Medicines: Weight-Loss Pills
There are hundreds of weight-loss pills out there. Some medications may double or triple the weight-loss you get from diet and exercise, according to well-conducted medical studies. Dr. Marlowe investigates each major weight-loss pill and appetite suppressant for safety and effectiveness, including alternative medicines and herbal appetite suppressants. Some other medical weight-loss programs give you only one option for a weight-loss medicine. If you are not a candidate to receive that weight-loss medicine, or if it stops working, you are out of luck.
However, Dr. Marlowe considers multiple options when helping you choose the best weight-loss medication for you. If one medication is not an option for you, he will present to you other possible weight loss medications, each of which works in a completely different way. When you see Dr. Marlowe, he will recommend a weight-loss medication which works well for you, and he will change it if necessary. (This is what every good doctor does when prescribing any medication, whether antibiotics or hypertension pills or arthritis pills.)
Obstacles to Weight Loss
There are many reasons why people struggle with losing weight. Consider this example: Living a life dominated by strict dietary patterns and daily trips to the gym, a friend of Dr. Marlowe’s struggled with weight his entire life – with no result. Following a comprehensive evaluation, Dr. Marlowe deduced that his friend had both a thyroid condition and insulin resistance. The two conditions together made it impossible to achieve weight loss through traditional diet and exercise. Even though his friend has seen three physicians in Boston and Charlotte, Dr. Marlowe was the first physician to diagnose this condition.
Through extra training in bariatric medicine, Dr. Marlowe has learned what many general practitioners don’t know: which medications cause weight gain as a side-effect and which undiagnosed medical conditions are responsible when diet and exercise are not effective. He can help you both identify and conquer your obstacles to success. Dr. Marlowe teaches each of his clinicians the same high-quality bariatric medicine to assure you receive excellent medical weight loss care.
There are many different possible medical conditions that cause resistance to weight loss. Thousands of people are told by the media that weight is only a problem of diet and exercise, while they in fact have underlying medical conditions associated with weight problems or side-effects of medications which cause weight gain. If you lose weight and gain it back again or if you cannot lose weight, this may be you.
If you want lifelong weight-loss success, you need an exercise plan that is simple and fun — something you enjoy. Any weight-loss program which demands you use complicated exercise regimens or routines that are no fun … is doomed for failure, because you’ll quit in a few months. We will help you choose simple exercises which you truly enjoy, so you can do them for a lifetime!
Sometimes, there are physical obstacles to exercise: a strained back, painful knees, foot pain, or weak ankles. Dr. Marlowe is proud to have sought additional training in Sports Medicine at the National Institute of Fitness and Sport in Indianapolis. He will apply the same techniques for you which he learned while providing medical care for world-class athletes.
Everyone agrees: “a pill which is good for one person might be bad for another person.” No one thinks there is a pill which is perfect for everyone. Yet some people still cling to the outdated belief that there is one diet plan which is perfect for everyone. Scientifically minded physicians and other weight loss experts have recommended individualized diet plans for years. Don’t choose a plan where everyone is given the same pill, diet, and shots.
We’re proud to announce that one of the tailored diets which we have recommended to our patients with diabetes has received write-up in an issue of Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), which is one of the journals most respected by physicians worldwide.
The diet alone significantly improved the good cholesterol and the HgbA1c (diabetes number) far better than the outdated American Diabetes Association diet! Our patients have seen these results for years. And, of course, our patients have done even better than the patients in the study, because our patients get all four components of weight loss (not just diet alone).
We continue to provide cutting-edge medical nutritional care and weight loss methods. Don’t be caught following outdated medical advice or nutritional recommendations for weight loss. Now it’s old news that the BEST diet for you is as simple as a single blood draw. But some patients and some physicians still don’t know it.