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Saxenda, GLP-1 drug for Weight Management – Medical Minutes # 15

Hi and welcome to another Medical Minute. Today, I'm going back to talk about anti-obesity medications or weight loss drugs. Saxenda The one I have the pleasure of talking about today is called Saxenda, a GLP-1 drug for chronic weight management. Saxenda came out in 2015 and has been a really good drug for the patients that I've prescribed it for since then. It is Saxenda, a GLP-1 drug for Chronic Weight Management¬† and a unique one. It is patterned after a hormone that you and I already have called GLP-1. GLP-1, we have from our small intestine, a part called the ilium. In…

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How to Talk About Weight Loss — Medical Minutes 7

Hi and welcome to Medical Minutes . Today's topic is about how to talk about weight loss. In this there are two different pieces. The first is how do you talk to a friend or a loved one about their weight? And the first question to ask is quite simple. The first question: is, "Are you concerned about your weight?" And obviously there's a yes and a no answer. If the answer is, "Yes, I am concerned about my weight," you may ask, "What have you tried in the past?" And they'll go through some diets or potentially that they haven't done any…

How to Measure Body Fat– Medical Minutes Episode 6

  Welcome to another Medical Minutes. Today, I'm going to spend a few minutes talking about how to measure body fat during a weight loss program. There are several ways that are commonly used to measure body fat in a medical clinic. There's one way called body impedance that's very standardized and reproducible and easily done. You can even measure body fat on some home scales. It's just often a little less accurate or a little less precise. The methodology used by most weight loss physicians, as well as in our clinic, is called body impedance. In body impedance, you stand…
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