By Heather Listhartke

In the new year, many people make a resolution to lose weight. Usually a few weeks in though, we lose courage or find that we’re busy. Sometimes the will runs out of us because the effort just doesn’t seem to produce the results we are hoping for. Sometimes, you just need a little extra help to lose the unwanted weight. For many, Phentermine is the solution.

My own experience with phentermine has been great. In four months, I have lost almost 20 pounds, my energy levels have increased, I’ve been able to focus and work more efficiently and my appetite has decreased while my activity levels have increased. Previously, I was having a problem losing weight because I wasn’t able to jumpstart my metabolism. From working to graduate school and family time, I was having a hard time getting my health in check, but phentermine helped me begin to lose weight.

What is Phentermine?

Phentermine in combination with diet and exercise can lead to great results as the drug stimulates metabolism and suppresses the desire for food. This makes it easier to stick to a diet and normal portion sizes. The increase in metabolism also allows your body to burn more fat which in turn increases energy and makes it easier to be more active.

More recently, in 2012, the FDA approved a combination medication for the use of weight loss using phentermine and topiramate. Like Phentermine, it acts as an appetite suppressant, but studies show that it can also improve cardiovascular health. Other studies are showing improvement with things like sleep apnea and even potentially lowering blood pressure.

There are some precautions to be taken. The drug interactions have to be carefully monitored on a monthly basis. Furthermore, it isn’t meant for women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant as there can be serious side effects even before pregnancy. However, if you have a BMI of 30 or higher or if you have at least one weight-related condition such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes or high cholesterol, the combination drug may help.

The struggle with obesity can be difficult, and if you’ve struggled with your weight, you may feel like you have tried everything available. The phentermine and topiramate combination can help jumpstart the weight loss process.

Premier Nashville offers the combination for patients who make a good candidate for the treatment and can benefit from the weight loss. They seek to help people live a healthier and longer life. The benefits also bring higher confidence as you can feel and look your best. Call Premier Age Management today at 615-649-9600, visit them in Brentwood at 229 Ward Circle, Suite A-23 and in Hendersonville at 115 Hazel Path #1. Learn more about their services at