WEIGHT MANAGEMENT

Obesity or overweight is described as weight which is higher than what is considered as a healthy weight
for a given height. According to CDC, obesity affected about 93 million adults in US. Obese individuals
are at a greater risk of developing heart disease, kidney disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes. The most
common causes of obesity include:

  • Diseases – Various diseases such as hypothyroidism, polycystic ovary syndrome, cushing’s
    syndrome, and depression can cause obesity
  • Genetics- Genetics plays a role in obesity as people can be obese if both their parents were
    obese
  • Physical inactivity- A sedentary lifestyle can cause people to burn less calories leading to obesity
  • Overeating- Consumption of food high in fat content leads to increased calorie intake leading to
    obesity
  • Medications- Certain medications can cause weight gain such as antidepressants, insulin, oral
    contraceptives and steroids
  • Psychological factors – Eating in response to emotions of sadness, anger, boredom or
    depression can cause obesity

Weight management includes creating a unique plan for individual patient based on initial assessment,
creating long term goals, regular checks on progress and modifying behavioral patterns to maintain a
healthy weight.

Texas Star Pharmacy can provide customized compounding formulation for patient as each patient
requirement is unique based on their weight management plans. Some of the custom compounded
formulations that we provide include:

  • Appetite Suppressants – Formulations containing phentermine which reduce appetite by
    stimulating region of the brain called hypothalamus to release norepinephrine
  • Lipotropic injections – These injections help in the fat burning process by enhancing the liver
    and gallbladders activity by increasing the metabolism of fat deposits
  • Vitamin B12 Injections – Vitamin B12 influences the metabolism by increasing energy. It also has
    beneficial effects on concentration and memory..

We can help you achieve the goals of your weight management therapy. Please discuss with you doctor
or reach out to our compounding pharmacist for further information.