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If You Are Overweight Meridia Might Help

Aug 17, 2007
Meridia, also called Reductil, is not used as a cosmetic drug. It is prescribed for people who are significantly overweight or obese who have a body mass index of thirty or higher. Physicians will not prescribe Meridia to people who only want to loose a few pounds.

In today's society, obesity is on the rise. There are millions of people who struggle with weight related health issues everyday.

High blood pressure, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease and high cholesterol have increased drastically over the past decade.

For some people who are overweight, leaving their home everyday is a struggle. Often, a person who is overweight or suffers from obesity also suffers from depression. They feel that they are being constantly stared at and that can lead to seclusion.

People who suffer from this debilitating disease often have tried every diet and exercise plan that is available only to see marginal results that end as soon as the diet or exercise plan is stopped. They gain back the weight with a little more added and this can send them into an even deeper depression. For some who suffer from being greatly overweight, their depression can lead to thoughts of suicide.

For those people who have tried all the diets, done all the exercise routines, and have made all of the necessary lifestyle changes with no results, there is a medication that is available by prescription only. Although Meridia is classified as an anti-depressant, it also increases the levels of serotonin, or epinephrine, and dopamine and suppresses the appetite and promotes weight loss.

Studies have shown that this drug can have side effects, some serious, therefore, it is available through prescription only and only after a physical has been passed to rule out any underlying medical conditions.

Although this diet pill has proven to be an effective combatant against obesity, it may take up to six weeks for you to see any results. It is crucial that you follow your doctor's instructions.

Special care must be taken when using these pills, as it is not only an addictive drug, your body can form a tolerance to it. It is important that you do not increase the dosage that your doctor has set as it can cause serious complications.

There is hope for people who suffer from obesity. Although this particular weight loss supplement can cause serious side effects, discussing your options will aid your doctor in deciding if it is right for you.

Although Reductil is a drug that can assist in weight loss, it is important to remember that it will be necessary to make lifestyle changes that include diet and exercise. You cannot sustain weight loss without making these changes.

Joining a fitness center will assist you in so many different ways. There are personal trainers and nutritionists that will set up diet and exercise routines that are catered to your needs.

It is difficult to make these changes, but in the end, when you see the results start to happen after taking Meridia for a while, you will have the incentive to continue with your new routines.
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Ken Black is the owner of Weight Loss Discovery, a website with lots of information about healthy weight loss programs, tips and Weight Loss Supplements .
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