Losing weight can be a complicated and challenging process, but some medications can help. At Trim & Slim Weight Loss Clinic in Knoxville, Tennessee, Lori Brummerstedt, ANP, BC, offers phentermine as one of many tools to help you reach and maintain a healthier weight. Call the office or book an appointment online to learn more and to begin your journey toward improved health and wellness.
Phentermine is an FDA-approved prescription medication used to support weight loss by suppressing your appetite. It works to decrease your sensations of hunger and control cravings, giving you the ability to stick with a healthy nutrition plan.
The drug works by stimulating the hypothalamus region of your brain to release a neurotransmitter called epinephrine, which helps control hunger. Phentermine is also sold under the brand names Adipex P, Ionamin, Fastin, and Lomaira.
Phentermine is an outstanding tool to help control hunger while you move forward in your weight loss program, but it isn’t a magic bullet or a miracle cure. This medication is intended to play a supporting role in a comprehensive weight loss program.
By working toward a healthier diet, increased physical activity, and targeted behavioral changes, you can move beyond years of struggles with your weight to a healthier and happier lifestyle. Phentermine can help support those changes, but it doesn’t work without a degree of effort on your part.
When you choose to work with the team at Trim & Slim Weight Loss Clinic, you have the support of trained professionals as you navigate your weight loss journey. Phentermine may play a part in the process, but the changes you make in your everyday life are what yield lasting results.
Phentermine is an excellent option for many men and women, but it isn’t right for everyone. During your initial consultation nurse practitioner, Lori Brummerstedt, ANP, BC will review your health history to determine if this is a good fit for you.
Conditions that might make phentermine the wrong option include:
Certain medications can have a negative interaction with phentermine, so be sure to bring in a full list of your medications and supplements. If phentermine is a good fit for your needs, the medication is provided in-office for your convenience.
To explore phentermine and other weight loss support tools in more detail, come in for a personalized consultation. All weight loss services are provided on a walk-in basis, so there’s no need to set up an appointment.