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Weight Loss Management

Weight Loss Management Information

In the pursuit of optimal health, the integration of diet, lifestyle, exercise, and medication advice can be a powerful catalyst for transformation. Our licensed healthcare providers understand the complexities of these elements, offering personalized strategies to guide individuals back to their physical and mental shape.

Diet and Lifestyle Modifications 

Our healthcare providers recognize that food is more than just sustenance—it's a source of vitality. Tailoring dietary recommendations to individual requirements, they empower patients to make informed choices. Whether addressing nutritional deficiencies or creating sustainable eating plans, our experts guide individuals toward diets that nourish both body and soul.

Transformative health isn't just about short-term fixes; it's about sustainable lifestyle changes. Our providers delve into the intricacies of daily habits, helping individuals establish routines that support overall well-being. From sleep hygiene to stress management, they address the lifestyle factors that contribute to long-term health.

Physical activity is a cornerstone of vibrant health. Our licensed healthcare providers prescribe exercise plans tailored to individual fitness levels and preferences. Whether it's a personalized workout routine or recommendations for integrating movement into daily life, they emphasize the importance of staying active for mental and physical vitality.

Medication: Precision In Healthcare

In certain cases, medication may play a crucial role in achieving optimal health. Our healthcare providers bring a nuanced understanding of FDA-approved pharmaceutical interventions, carefully selecting and monitoring medications to complement lifestyle changes. The goal is to optimize treatment, minimizing side effects and maximizing efficacy.

What sets our healthcare providers apart is their commitment to personalized care. They recognize that each individual is unique, and there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Through thorough assessments and ongoing collaboration, they build partnerships with patients, empowering them to actively participate in their wellness journey.

Medicines that may be used for weight-loss include: 

  1. Orlistat (Xenical, Alli):

    • Mechanism of Action: Orlistat works by inhibiting the action of lipase, an enzyme that breaks down dietary fat in the intestine. This inhibition reduces the absorption of dietary fat, leading to lower caloric intake and, consequently, weight loss.

  2. Phentermine (Adipex-P, Lomaira):

    • Mechanism of Action: Phentermine is a sympathomimetic amine that acts as an appetite suppressant. It stimulates the release of neurotransmitters like norepinephrine, which signals the brain to reduce appetite. Phentermine is typically prescribed for short-term use due to its potential for tolerance.

  3. Liraglutide (Saxenda):

    • Mechanism of Action: Originally used for diabetes management, liraglutide is now approved for weight loss. It acts on the glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor in the brain, promoting feelings of fullness and reducing food intake.

  4. Bupropion/Naltrexone (Contrave):

    • Mechanism of Action: This combination medication works in the central nervous system. Bupropion is an antidepressant that may help control appetite, while naltrexone is an opioid antagonist that can further decrease food cravings.

  5. Tirzepatide (Zepbound):

    • Mechanism of Action: Tirzepatide is a medication that belongs to a class of drugs known as du al glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP) and glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists. It is primarily used for the management of type 2 diabetes but has been shown to cause drastic weight loss and is FDA-approved for both indications. The mechanism of action of tirzepatide involves its effects on GIP and GLP-1 receptors. 

  6. Semaglutide (Ozempic):

    • Mechanism of Action: Semaglutide is a medication that belongs to a class of drugs known as glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists. It is primarily used for the management of type 2 diabetes as well but can be a potent weight management drug. The mechanism of action of semaglutide involves its effects on GLP-1 receptors. 

  7. Semaglutide (Wegovy):

    • Mechanism of Action: Semaglutide is a medication that belongs to a class of drugs known as glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists. It is primarily used for the management of type 2 diabetes but can be a potent weight management drug. The brand Wegovy has FDA-approved indications for weight loss management. The mechanism of action of semaglutide involves its effects on GLP-1 receptors. 

  8. Topiramate/Phentermine (Qsymia):

    • ​​Mechanism of Action: This combination medication involves two drugs. Topiramate is an anticonvulsant that may help with weight loss by causing a feeling of fullness, while phentermine is an appetite suppressant.

  9. Lisdexamfetamine (Vyvanse):

    • Mechanism of Action: Lisdexamfetamine is a potent dopamine and norepinephrine agonist. While it is primarily used in ADHD and binge eating disorders, weight loss can be a side effect due to its appetite suppressant properties. ​​

Treatment For long-term Success

At Pine Ridge Mental Healthcare, we believe in the transformative potential of combining diet, lifestyle, exercise, and medication advice. Our licensed healthcare providers are not just experts in their field; they are partners in your journey to holistic wellness. Together, let's redefine health, one personalized strategy at a time

 

Our team works to reduce your reliance on medications by educating you about the different tools available. And we help keep you on track with regular check-ins to monitor your health.

 

For more information about weight loss management or for help managing another problem, schedule an appointmentonline or over the phone at Pine Ridge Mental Healthcare in Owasso, Oklahoma. If you are interested in other services we provide, check out our services page.

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