Dr Oz: Botox Helps With Weight Loss
Dr. Oz and his medical expert guests have been discussing how the all-natural supplement 5-HTP is used as an appetite suppressant, which helps to decrease your hunger by half and boosts your mood. They discussed how 5-HTP is often given to emotional eaters to help them curb their cravings and they also outlined the positive side effects from taking the supplement.
Now, Dr. Oz has a completely different way to curb your appetite and it involves a procedure which is usually associated with eliminating wrinkles. Keep reading to find out how Botox is being used to stop hunger.
Dr Oz: Botox Weight Loss Results Around 20 To 30 Pounds
Dr. Tony Kalloo from Johns Hopkins Hospital explained Botox can be injected into the stomach, just as it would be injected into the face, to suppress appetite. He did say this type of procedure is an off-label use and everyone needs to be aware of that when using it to decrease appetite.
Dr. Kalloo explained how the procedure works. When the Botox is injected into the patient’s stomach, the Botox will make the stomach stop contracting, which in turn makes the person feel full because the food is taking longer to digest. He said this treatment is best for those who have a minor amount of weight to lose, around 20 to 30 pounds, which will be gone within 4 to 6 months of getting the injection.
Dr Oz: Botox Weight Loss Requires Lifestyle Change
Dr. Kalloo explained just like with any Botox treatment he recommends his patients make other changes to their life in addition to the injection because the Botox will eventually wear off. He always tells his patients to consult a nutritionist and work on a fitness plan to help modify their lifestyles into a healthier lifestyle. Although the Botox is great to help a person get going on weight loss, Dr. Kalloo said making healthy changes to your lifestyle will be beneficial for when the injection wears off.
Dr Oz: Botox Cutting Edge Weight Loss Procedure
Dr. Kalloo stated again that he has seen the most weight loss benefit in patients who had around 20-30 pounds to lose. With Botox being a very new procedure where weight loss is concerned, Dr. Kalloo said it is not readily available yet. He did suggest staying tuned and asking your doctor about the procedure in the future.