Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Medications

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A number of medications exist that are used for weight loss purposes.  These drugs are prescribed by a doctor only when appropriate, and they should be used after non-drug options have been exhausted.  Drugs can assist with weight loss by blocking the absorption of some fats, balancing brain chemicals to increase metabolism or suppressing appetite in patients.

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My Bariatric Life, Health Guide, posted Amlexanox for Weight Loss Amlexanox is a medication traditionally used to topically treat ulcers of the mouth, more…

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My Bariatric Life, Health Guide, posted Fexaramine: The "Get Fooled" Diet Plan When I was ridiculously young, my friends and I would congregate and play the…

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