Treating Obesity with Lifestyle and Medications

Mr. Bill Semchuk, BSP, M.Sc., Pharm D, FCSHP, Pharmacist, discusses how augmenting lifestyle improvements with medications can help obesity patients lose weight.

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Mr. Bill Semchuk, BSP, M.Sc., Pharm D, FCSHP, Pharmacist, discusses how augmenting lifestyle improvements with medications can help obesity patients lose weight.
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Featuring Mr. Bill Semchuk, BSP, M.Sc., Pharm D, FCSHP, Pharmacist

Duration: 1 minute, 16 seconds

Presenter: Mr. Bill Semchuk, Pharmacist, Regina, SK

Local Practitioners: Pharmacist

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Treating Obesity with Lifestyle and Medications

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1

Inflammation can be a starting point for obesity.

Explanation:

Inflammation is a starting point for a number of chronic diseases, including heart disease, cancer, arthritis, diabetes and obesity.

2

There is no link between obesity and mental health issues.

Explanation:

Studies have found that a disproportionate number of patients with mental illnesses such as anxiety and depression are obese compared to the general population. This may be due to a negative self-image, the social stigma of being obese and physical inactivity.

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Bupropion-naltrexone (Contrave) is not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for weight loss.

Explanation:

Bupropion-naltrexone is one of the weight-loss medications approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for weight loss.

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If you're obese or overweight, working with a local registered dietitian and a pharmacist can help.

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Strength exercises such as weightlifting can help build muscle mass, increasing the amount of energy that your body burns.

This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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