01 October 2008

Well you should read the following information. You can then make a better-informed decision.

Facts About Diet Pills :
  • Diet or weight loss pills are designed for overweight people. Remember it's not pills for fast or easy weight loss.
  • Diet pills, supplements, drugs and other weight loss medications are not going to melt the fat by themselves. It's only a support programme.
  • While using diet pills, you should do a regular exercise and a healthy low-calorie diet. Otherwise, all you will lose is money.
  • Always beware of over-the-counter diet pills, weight loss products and dietary supplements. These weight loss products are NOT regulated, contain active ingredients that have no proven weight loss benefits, and may damage your weight and health.
  • Beware of diet pills advertised as NATURAL or HERBAL. Weight loss pills are not necessarily healthier or more effective for weight loss because they contain so-called natural ingredients.
  • Beware of diet pills called fat-burners when trying to lose weight. The only effective and safe way to directly raise metabolism and burn fat is to increase exercise.
  • Before buy diet pills, always consult your doctor FIRST. Discuss your weight loss options fully, and ask about all the known side effects and health risks of the diet and weight loss pills suggested.
  • Do not stay on diet pills for more than 4-6 weeks without consulting your doctor.
The Benefits of Diet Pills :
Weight loss in obese individuals may reduce a number of health risks. Some diet pills has proven :
  • Helps lowering blood pressure, blood cholesterol, triglycerides (fats)
  • Helps decrease insulin resistance (the inability of the body to use blood sugar) over the short term.
The Risks Of Diet Pills :
The following are major areas of concern :
  • Abuse of, or dependence on diet pills. Currently, all prescription drugs to treat obesity are controlled substances. Doctors need to follow certain restrictions when prescribing weight loss medications. Although abuse and dependence are not common with non-amphetamine appetite-suppressant medications, doctors should be cautious when they prescribe these medications for patients with a history of alcohol or other drug abuse.
  • Tolerance to diet pills. Most studies of weight loss drugs show that the weight of a patient tends to level off after four to six months while still on medication. Based on the currently available studies, it is not clear if weight gain with continuing treatment is due to drug tolerance.
Side Effects of Diet Pills :
Most side effects of these medications are mild and usually improve with continued treatment. Rarely, serious and even fatal outcomes have been reported.
Side effects are :
  • Sleeplessness, nervousness, and euphoria.
  • Elevations in blood pressure and pulse.
  • People with poorly controlled high blood pressure, heart disease, irregular heartbeat, or history of stroke should not take diet pills without the approval and supervision of their doctor.

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