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Using Weight Loss Drugs

Apr 15, 2008
As the world's population continues to increase, the problem of obesity also increases; more worrying still is the number of school-age children that are falling into the obese category. Often extreme measures are used to control this problem including surgery but others decide that dieting combined with an increase in physical activity is preferable. However, desperate people often make poor decisions and decide to take weight loss drugs as they are less expensive than surgery.

These drugs usually work buy telling the brain it's no longer hungry, stimulating metabolism to aid the shedding of excess fat. It was only after scientists discovered that these drugs had side effects and were related to heart valve disease that they were taken off the shelves. Newer drugs were developed and started to be prescribed by physicians and dieticians, some of these drugs are currently waiting for the Federal Drug Administration go ahead.

Drugs like these and their use of which has become so commonplace,that everyone basically knows a few people who have taken them. To many it is a wonder drug and let's be honest, if you could lose weight that easily without having to sacrifice anything in the process, you would take them as well. This approach has seen consumers spend millions of dollars every year and has generated huge profits for the drug companies who manufacture and sell the weight loss drug.

An individual wishing to buy weight control pills can do so over-the-counter or have them prescribed by their doctor; however there are still health risks associated with their use. But they are not the only side effects and some can be more harmful than others. These include heart attacks, tremors, strokes, hallucinations and renal failure.

Of course, many factors can affect the type and severity of problems like family history, weight, age and lifestyle; this is why it is so important to see the doctor before starting a course of pills; should you decide to stop taking the treatment, other side effects can occur as a result. For instance it is not uncommon for people taking weight control pills to experience other side effects like sleep problems, tiredness, mood swings, stomach problems and more.

Whilst the effectiveness of these weight loss drugs is not in question, they are more effective if they are used alongside a controlled diet and exercise regime. This type of diet requires a balance of the food groups to ensure a proper intake of vitamins, minerals and fiber, almost all of which can be bought at your local supermarket but may require a little preparation.

As far as the exercise is concerned, this needs to be worked out in advance after a physical examination by your doctor. Of course a good exercise regime will combine exercises that increase the heart rate and exercises that use weights to tone the muscles. A regime of this kind would increase an individual's metabolic rate.

If you are thinking of taking these kind of weight loss drugs, whether over the counter or prescribed by your Doctor. Please keep in mind that they can form a mental if not physical dependence so take care and do not abuse them. Being physically and mentally healthy is more important than being skinny and mentally and emotionally ill.
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