10 October 2008

Pills Out of the many weight loss pills available in the market, many are laxative and others are addictive. These pills should never be taken without the prescription of a doctor because of the health risks involved. Diet pills are for those who has serious obesity with a body mass index of 35 or even more. Diet and weight loss drugs are designed to replace conventional diet and weight loss programs.

What is the Health Risks?
  1. Fen Phen increases the chances of Primary Pulmonary Hypertension attacking the lungs. This could be very fatal.
  2. Caffeine pills and Ephedrine Hydrochloride should never be taken for weight control because these are medications used to treat asthma, allergies, hay fever, and bronchial dilation.
  3. Both can increase risk of physical and psychological addiction, headaches, high blood pressure heart palpitations, arrhythmias, heart attack, psychosis, anxiety and depression.
  4. Laxatives either as pills or liquid, or herbal cause the body to lose fluid, which causes water retention and bloating can happen where in the patient would like to lose more weight by injecting more laxatives. This very dangerous! People appear to be losing weight with laxatives because of the close watch on calorie intake and restriction on food consumption by inducing sensation like vomiting.
  5. Phenolphthalein is a constituent in many laxatives which has been withdrawn because it got linked to cancer.
  6. Diuretics decrease the amount of water in the body causing dehydration, electrolyte imbalances and potassium deficiencies while giving a false sense of weight loss.
  7. Suppress appetite in the brain, or else restrict the gut capacity in digesting food. The side effects of this drugs may result in raised blood pressure, chest pain, fever, hair loss, depression, impotence, heart damage and many more.
Even if a weight loss pill claims to be super effective, nothing will be effective if not used with a proper diet and exercise regimen, because otherwise these seem to interrupt the metabolism.

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