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Oral weight loss pills can assist some people in their weight loss efforts when combined with a nutritious diet, calorie restriction, and exercise. After a year of use, those who take prescription weight-loss drugs orally typically  lose 3% to 12% more body weight  than those who rely solely on food and exercise. Although this may not seem like much, even that small change can lower your risk of diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.

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Management of excess weight is necessary forever. As we become older, weight problems get more severe, and excess weight frequently comes back. Although obesity is a long-term problem that puts your health at risk, there are several ways to control and treat excess weight. Prescription weight-loss oral medications are increasingly regarded as a first-line therapy. When your body mass index (BMI) is 30 or greater, you are considered obese.

Inform your clinician of your medical history prior to receiving a prescription for an oral weight-loss medicine. This includes any allergies or other medical conditions you may have; any medications or dietary supplements you may be taking, even if they are herbal or natural; and any current or upcoming pregnancies.

There are numerous options for weight loss strategies available. Some solutions, such as specific pills, medications, and natural supplements, are more well-liked than others. These make the claim to aid in weight loss or, at the very least, to facilitate weight loss when used in conjunction with other strategies.

They frequently employ one or more of these methods to function:

- reducing hunger and increasing fullness to help you consume less calories
- limiting nutrient absorption, such as that of fat, causing you to consume less     calories
- Increasing calorie burn while increasing fat burning

Pharmaceutical Orlistat is available over-the-counter as Alli and on prescription as Xenical.

How it works: By preventing your intestines from breaking down fat, this weight reduction supplement causes you to consume fewer calories from fat.

Effectiveness: According to a 2003 meta-analysis of studies, those who took orlistat for 12 months while also making lifestyle modifications lost 2.9% more weight than those who took a placebo.


Other advantages: When combined with lifestyle modifications, orlistat has been demonstrated to marginally lower blood pressure and may lower the chance of developing type 2 diabetes.

Recommendations for preventing obesity are based mostly on a survey of U.S. expert guidance; in other nations, alternative policy stances may be required to enhance the settings for eating and exercising.

Making healthier food and drink choices (whole grains, fruits, veggies, healthy fats, and sources of protein)
Limiting unhealthy foods and drinks(red meat, processed meat, potatoes, refined cereals, and sweets) (sugary drinks)
An increase in exercise

Limiting one's exposure to screens, television, and other "sit time"
Increasing sleep and lowering stress

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Comparing long-term use prescription weight-loss medications to a placebo, which is a non-medicinal inactive treatment, the former results in significant weight loss. Greater weight reduction occurs when weight loss medications and lifestyle modifications are used together than when lifestyle modifications are used alone.

Whether a weight-loss medication works for you determines how long you should take it. Your doctor can advise you to use the medication for a long time if you have reduced enough weight to improve your health and no serious side effects.

Resetting "the set point," a term used to describe a weight range that the body seeks to maintain and which is elevated in the context of obesity, is the aim of treatment with weight loss drugs. Weight loss drugs function in the brain to assist lower that set point, enabling people to lose weight and keep it off in the process.

Orlistat should be consumed in conjunction with a calorie-restricted, balanced diet that is high in fruits and vegetables. You should strive to consume about 30% of your calories as fat, and you should divide your protein, carbohydrates (starchy foods), and fat intake equally among your three daily meals.