1. Means for slimming
Specialized weight loss measures are prescribed by a doctor. It is he who decides whether the condition is so severe that other ways to lose weight will not help. When making this decision, he takes into account not only how much obesity disturbs the patient in life, but also whether it is not more serious, for example in certain diseases, such as:
- some cancers.
It is assumed that slimming preparations are prescribed to patients with the above diseases, if their BMI is above 27. If the BMI reaches 30, the doctor may also choose such specialized treatment, even if neither of these diseases is present. BMI is the body mass index. It is counted by dividing the weight by the square of the height. It is generally accepted that overweight starts with a BMI between 25 and 30, obesity is a BMI over 30. The normal value is a BMI between 18.5 and 25.
2. Action of measures for slimming
Contrary to appearances, specialist slimming agents usually do not work on your stomach, because hunger is not in the stomach. Hunger occurs in the brain and is controlled by three hormones: serotonin, noradrenaline, and dopamine. Weight loss measures your doctor may prescribe affect the production of these hormones thanks to a substance called sibutramine hydrochloride.
There are also weight loss remedies with a different effect, such as blocking digestive enzymes. Fats are then not digested, but excreted from the body. Such slimming preparations are also available without a prescription.