Weight Management

Some people find they’re able to lose weight by modifying their diet and increasing their daily exercise, while others – no matter how much will-power they exert – struggle to drop even a few kilos after months of hard work and sacrifice.

Why can some people lose weight and not others?

The answer to this question is the source of endless debate amongst scientists, doctors, public health proponents and many other kinds of health practitioners. There’s no consensus amongst the experts currently and may not be for many years to come.

What we do know is there’s no such thing as a ‘magic pill’ that will miraculously bring about dramatic weight loss. However a significant amount of research is being conducted into why some people find loosing weight harder than others, and a number of drugs have been developed that, in combination with a diet and exercise program, show some promise.

What medications can help with weight loss?

Some of these weight management drugs work to supress a person’s appetite and increase sweating and heart rate as well as boost energy. These medications do this by stimulating the release of certain neurotransmitters that induce the ‘flight-or-fight’ response in the body.

Other medications are based on increasing certain hormones that help protect the body and maintain energy levels while you’re on a low-calorie diet and exercise program.

Other treatments include supplements of trace elements, used by the body to metabolise glucose as well as balance insulin levels.

These kinds of medications can all be compounded as nasal sprays, drops, capsules or lozenges by National Custom Compounding on presentation of a script from a qualified medical practitioner.

For more information on how we can help with weight management under the supervision of your doctor contact National Custom Compounding on 1300 731 755 or drop a line to [email protected].