People all over the world spend a fortune on dieting pills hoping that the magic will work and they will loose weight, burn fat and control obesity. New weight loss pills are being produced every day and the latest is known as Meridia. But how much do we really know about these pills and do they work? Popping a pill would seem to be the easy solution when faced with hundreds of different weight loss diets, that force you to eat food that you don’t like that even makes you put on weight!
Is there any danger with weight loss pills?
Weight loss pills and dieting pills can strongly affect your blood pressure and metabolism. They can also affect bowel movements temporarily, leaving gas or inability to control bowel movements. They are not necessarily the best way to loose weight fast as they can leave side effects such as dependency or complications with other medications. Some say that dieting pills should only be used in extreme cases, where the side effects are more supportable that the problem itself. But generally it is suggested that they should be used as an aid, along side a good diet and exercise program. Weight loss pills can help improve the health of an obese person if used in moderation.
People thinking of taking weight loss pills should be wary of over the counter products that have not be regulated, they can actually damage your health. Avoid any pills classed as natural or herbal, just because they are herbal does not mean they are more effective or healthier. Some pills are called fat burner and can be very attractive to people wanting to loose weight fast, but an easier way to loose fat is to exercise.
Weight loss pills should not be used for more than 4-6 weeks, without the advice of a doctor. Studies have shown that the effectiveness of diet pills can wear off after a certain amount of time. Be aware that people can become dependant on weight loss dieting pills.
Weight loss pills are heavily regulated by the FDA, putting restriction on advertising and the amount of time doctors can prescribe a certain pill. Always consult your doctor before taking weight loss pills. He will be able to advise you on the different types of pill, the risks involved and what would be correct for you and your body shape.