Monday, March 15, 2010

Of Losing Weight and Diet Pills

While watching TV a few weeks ago, one of the programs featured about obesity. It presented staggering facts about obesity in the US. We all know what obesity is, a serious health issue that when not addressed properly would lead to adverse health problems and reduced life expectancy. But did you know that the effects of obesity are similar to 20 years of aging? And that it is a greater trigger for health problems and increased health spending than smoking or drinking? Or the fact that in the US alone, it is estimated to lead to 400,000 deaths annually, a 33% hike from 1990 data? These facts are indeed staggering.

It is no wonder that diet pills and weight loss drugs are mushrooming everywhere... with promises of helping you lose weight within a period of time or your money back. With lots of options out there, it could indeed be a very difficult choice. Thus it is always wise to educate oneself about the product and consult a physician before choosing.

For those suffering from obesity, you must have already heard about Phetermine Diet Pills. It is basically an appetite suppressant that is taken orally and is recommended to individuals having a BMI (Body Mass Index) of 28 or more. While there are lots of other weight loss drugs out there, this is the most commonly prescribed medication for weight loss.

So how does Phetermine work? As I have mentioned, it is an appetite suppressant. It stimulates the hypothalamus gland and affects certain neurotransmitters in the brain to decrease appetite. As with other diet pills, the results will not be significant if it is not used in conjunction with diet, exercise and behavior therapy. It should also be noted that it should not be used in combination with other medications especially with selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors such as fluvoxamine as they could react with one other. It should also be used with caution as it is chemically similar to ampethamines, and just like any other diet pills, has the potential for psychological dependency.

It is always best to learn more about a medication before taking them to be aware of their side effects. While phetermine has its desired effects, there are also some side-effects that might be bothersome to you and some that would just go away. This includes anxiety, headache, dry mouth, diarrhea, impotence and habit forming. It should also be noted that it may disrupt sleeping patterns so that one must avoid taking it on the later part of the day.

With all these in mind, one can then consult his/her physician and decide which therapy program will work for him. As for me, I hope the day won't come when I too will have to take them. So I'd better hit the gym and go on a healthy diet.


10 comments:

Andy said...

I have been using this prescription for 3 months and lost over 40lbs. Its insane how fast it works.

Sherry said...

my friend love to try diet pills she try many brand.

Sherry said...

I tried the tea before so terrible taste.

Sherry said...

diet pills I dont like at all

Sherry said...

yeah I am not getting enough sleep too.

Sherry said...

I want lose weight but I am lazy

Sherry said...

my dear friend slim down alot after the surgery.

Sherry said...

I want to lose weight as my parent notice I put on weight!

Sherry said...

I just seen the biggest loser.

Sherry said...

oh. just wan say I need sleep early :D

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