Can Your Medications Cause Weight Gain?

Chemical Weight Gain?

The value of medical weight loss is that we look at all the reasons someone can gain weight. Last week a patient came in who carried almost all of her weight in the belly. Her arms and legs were relatively tone, but the belly popped out oddly, almost as if all fat was being deposited in the abdomen. The patient also exercised regularly and ate relatively well. Dr. Valentine suspected her weight was due to chemicals. After reviewing her medicines, his suspicions were confirmed. She was on an antidepressants and sleeping medications known to cause weight gain.

Unfortunately, many regular doctors focus on helping with the problem and aren’t always aware of the side effects of the medicines they prescribe. Her doctor was focused on depression and sleep. Having been focused on weight loss for over 12 years, and been in family medicine for over 30, Dr. Valentine is familiar with medications that cause weight gain.

He contacted her doctor to coordinate switching medicines that do not cause weight gain and put her on our VLCD (Very Low Calorie Diet) accelerated weight loss keto diet. We look forward to her success.

We recognize there are many causes weight gain and having dealt with over 5000 patients we have the experience to help. Call and schedule an appointment if you are struggling or suspect a medication may contribute to your weight.

 

Call 770-833-7739

Online Appointment Requests

Author
Andre Brooks - Program Director

You Might Also Enjoy...

Diet or Exercise?

Often people tell us the reason they did lose weight the way they wanted to was because they could not get out and exercise. We all know that we should exercise to keep our weight in check. The problem is research shows that when people devote time to one

It's About Satisfaction Not Fullness

This week when you eat, we want to focus on being satisfied, not being full. Satisfied means you ate enough food so that you are not hungry. Being full is that feeling of being stuffed. Many of us simply eat too much food.

Managing Expectations

They both had been losing weight at some of the fastest rates of anyone in the program, but yet they were upset. Both of these patients showed tremendous dedication to exercise and the dietary concept, so we did not think they would quit.

Making Veggies Tasty

We are finding that a lot of people do not eat enough vegetables. We have heard everything from I do not like vegetables to “I only eat peas corn and carrots (all of which are high in carbs).” Veggies are essential to weight loss because they fill you up,

The Chemistry of Weight Loss

It’s a known fact that anything you do to lose weight will work in the beginning. However, to keep losing weight, you have to get into the chemistry of weight loss. An understanding of the fat storage insulin helps.

Ridiculous Calories

As much as we talk about carb and protein numbers, calories are still important. If someone sticks to their carb and protein numbers and eats reasonably, they don’t need to think about the calories. There’s one exception — ridiculous calories