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Side Effects

Medical Weight Loss Side Effects

Obesity is linked to numerous health challenges, and those struggling with obesity and excess weight are healthier if they can lose that weight safely. But many weight loss techniques also come with risks, because losing weight quickly can be dangerous with the wrong diet or without supervision.

This is one of the primary reasons that many people struggling with obesity opt for medical weight loss. In the hands of a trained doctor and medical staff, weight loss is significantly safer, and more likely to provide valuable benefits.

What Are The Risks of Medical Weight Loss?

Medical weight loss is a broad field. As a result, there are not necessarily any inherent risks for those that follow a medical weight loss program. Medical weight loss side effects are almost entirely based on the practices being used.

Some weight loss medications do have side effects, which is why not every patient is going to be an ideal choice for medicine. Examples of the most common side effects include:

  • Headache
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Diarrhea/Laxative Effects

Each medication option has its own side effects which will be discussed with your doctor. Keep in mind that you will be under medical supervision, so the risks associated with these medications is reduced.

Rapid medical weight loss can also take some energy out of your body, but we fight that issue with supplementation that helps improve energy levels and reduce fatigue.

Other Risks and Side Effects of Medical Weight Loss

One of the goals of medical weight loss is specifically to address any issues before they become problematic. For example, dietary changes can cause issues with vitamin deficiency, but we work with you to offset these deficiencies. Similarly, exercise while losing weight can sometimes be challenging, but our goal is to give you a plan that is more manageable.

Medical weight loss, by some, is considered a safer, more productive way to address your weight and obesity issues. If you’d like to learn more about risks and side effects, come visit us in Atlanta (Buckhead) for a consultation, today, or call us at 678-841-7055 to ask any questions you may have.