Age Management Medicine

All information presented here is for the sole purpose of education. This site is not intened for the use of medical diagnosis.

The success of any weight loss program is totally dependent on the compliance of the individual. Results vary from person to person. Bee Ridge Family nor its staff does not offer any guarantee of weight loss.

Appetite Suppresants: The the use of appetite suppressants involve some risks. The more common include: nervousness, sleeplessness, headaches, dry mouth, weakness, tiredness, psychological problems, medication allergies, high blood pressure, and rapid heartbeat and heart irregularities. These and other risks could, on occasion, be serious or fatal.

HCG: HCG is NOT FDA approved for weight loss. There is no medical evidence to support use of HCG for this purpose. The FDA requires the following statement; “HCG has not been demonstrated to be effective adjunctive therapy in the treatment of obesity. There is no substantial evidence that it increases weight loss beyond that resulting from caloric restriction, that it causes a more attractive or "normal" distribution of fat, or that it decreases the hunger and discomfort associated with calorie-restricted diets.”

We at Bee Ridge Family Practice want to help our patients succeed in their weight loss goals with education in dietary and lifestyle changes. We are here for you!