Dr Marlowes Weight Loss - Charlotte

Weight Loss Medications

Weight loss physicians around the nation ask us how we prescribe more than 30 different weight loss medications, while they only offer one weight loss medication at their weight loss clinic. The reason we prescribe so many different options for weight loss medications is because the underlying weight problem can be different for each person.

Which of these apply to you? More than one?

Slow Metabolism. Maybe your metabolism has slowed down. You know how to lose weight, but the same approach that worked in the past no longer works. You hit an age where it now seems impossible to lose weight. We prescribe 5 different weight loss medications which not only suppress appetite … but also boost metabolism. The most popular weight loss medication falls in this category: Phentermine. However, if you can’t take phentermine or phentermine no longer works for you, we might prescribe one of the other metabolism-boosting prescription medications instead.

Carb Cravings. Maybe you are addicted to carbs. You start craving sugar or chips or other carbs, especially in the evening. Or you can’t kick that soda habit (or sweet tea). We prescribe 5 different medications which not only suppress appetite … but also stop carb cravings. One effective medication is: Qsymia

Menstrual Cycle Cravings. Maybe you crave your favorite comfort food at that time every month. We prescribe a medication which targets the hormonal imbalance during the menstrual cycle that causes cravings, bloating, unwanted hair, and acne.

Stress Eating. Maybe you are a stress eater. You eat a healthy breakfast and lunch. But, when stress hits, you want to eat your favorite comfort food. We prescribe 10 different medications which help with weight loss by targeting your stress eating habit.

Binge Eating and Portion Control. Up to 30% of people seeking weight loss treatment have Binge Eating Disorder (BED). Maybe you eat large amounts of food when you’re not hungry. Or you hide from others the food you are eating as you eat until you are uncomfortable. Then you feel disgusted with yourself – ashamed and guilty. We prescribe 5 different medications which help with binge eating disorder and/or reducing portion sizes.

Obesity. Obesity is a chronic disease of dysfunctional fat cells. In the 1960’s-1980’s, doctors wrongly thought fat cells were inactive cells which stored excess. Doctors wrongly advised obese patients to count calories, eat less, and exercise more. Weight loss medications only focused only helping patients eat less. Now, for the last 20 years, we have recognized that fat cells are the most active cells in the body! Dysfunctioning fat cells cause elevated blood sugars, fatty liver, low testosterone in men, ovarian cysts in women, increased belly fat, skin tags, and inflammatory proteins which cause atherosclerosis. Worse, those fat cells stimulate cancer cells. Newer weight loss medications target the disease of obesity as a problem of dysfunctioning fat cells. As a result, the newer weight loss medications reverse diabetes, heal fatty liver, raise testosterone in men, reverse PCOS, target belly fat, reduce skin tags, and reduce the risk of a heart attack. One medication was shown in a study to reduce the risk of cancer by 20% over 15 years. We prescribe 9 different weight loss medications in the category of anti-obesity.

Fat/Carb Blockers. Maybe you need a medication which won’t interact with all the complex medications already prescribed by your specialists. Maybe you are following a low-carb diet or low-fat diet and you need that added boost which comes from a blocker. We prescribe one medication which blocks carbs and one medication which blocks fat.

Patients say…

It has influenced my whole family. I am the only one who is a patient at Dr. Marlowe’s office, but with me changing my eating habits, my whole family has lost 110 lbs.
—FU

I lost 70 lbs and got a new job. I no longer have to travel and I make twice as much money. I was always overlooked for promotions at my old job because of my weight.
—vj

I can’t make that chili fast enough. My husband keeps eating it. Everything on your list … we love it
—db

Oh my goodness that medication is powerful! I don’t think about food all the time like I used to.
—HU

“I’ve tried so many other diets and none of them worked for me. This is the first that really worked.”
—mm

Now that I’ve lost some weight my wife can’t keep her hands off of me … and that’s a good thing. I don’t know what to tell you, doc.
—jh

Cost? My life insurance premium – they lowered it from $139 a month to $79 a month after 3 months of seeing Dr. Marlowe. And after coming off diabetes medicines, I’m actually saving money each month seeing Dr. Marlowe.
—dn

It’s been almost effortless losing 80 lbs. It changes your outlook on things.
—bn

I can’t make that chili fast enough. My husband keeps eating it. Everything on your list … we love it
—DB

I am happier. I am a different person all around. My friends are like “You are glowing”.
—cs

The most unexpected thing about this weight loss is that my feet are not as fat. Now my shoes are too big. I told my boyfriend, it’s time to buy new shoes.
—kg

I’m not inconvenienced in my lifestyle at all. None of these foods are a hardship for me.
—ku

I never thought I would lose more than 100 lbs in less than six months. I still can’t believe it.
—ny

I believe in you. I’ve lost the weight and kept it off more than 2 years. With the other weight loss doctor, I always regained it.
—ps

Knock on wood, but at this point it’s been easy. And nothing has been easy since I was 12. It’s not some crazy system where you have to race to the finish. It’s something I feel I can continue moving forward and long-term.
—in

I went shopping and I went to the size 14’s, and they were too large, so I went to the 12’s and they wouldn’t fit either. I can’t tell you how I felt when I tried on a size 10 and it was me. Thank you. I haven’t been a size 10 since 1984. And […]
—no

I’m the #1 most successful loser in the whole history of the Curves I go to. The owner asked me to write my story so he could put the story and a picture of me on the wall at the gym.
—nn

I don’t remember what you said first visit because I was so emotional, I never thought I would lose the weight. Now, I’ve lost it all, in only 4 months.
—li

I love coming here. The way I’m eating, I’m comfortable with it. I don’t feel deprived. I feel wonderful. I feel more athletic. My backbone feels better … no pain.
—mi