Weight loss drugs are helpful on losing weight
There are many different types of weight loss drugs. Some people who are struggling with their weight choose to go to prescription weight loss drugs. For obese people, it may be more difficult for them to lose weight. Therefore, their doctor may prescribe medication to them to help aid in the weight loss. Because exercise and dieting alone may not work, prescribed weight loss drugs add extra benefits. There are a number of FDA approved drugs that are proven to be effective.
People who use weight loss drugs are known to lose about 5 percent to 10 percent of their original weight, and some may lose even more. All prescription weight loss drugs work by suppressing the appetite. The drug Xenical does not do this though. It is known as a lipase inhibitor. Lipase is an enzyme that breaks down dietary fat for u se by the body. Xenical works by interfering with liapse function, decreasing dietary fat absorption by 30 percent. Therefore, fewer calories are available to the body because the undigested fats are not absorbed. Keep in mind though that weight loss drugs just as any other medication may have side effects. Common side effects are cramping, diarrhea, flatulence, and intestinal discomfort.
Another type of weight loss drug is a drug called Meridia. It was approved for use in 1997 by the FDA. This drug increases the levels of certain brain chemicals that help reduce appetite. This drug is not recommended for people who have high blood pressure. It may raise heart rate and blood pressure. Even if you have a history of heart disease, congestive heart failure, irregular heartbeat, or had a stroke you should not take Meridia.
Prescription weight loss drugs are only approved for people who have a BMI of 30 and above or sometimes 27. If you choose not to get a prescribed drug from your doctor, before starting any type of weight loss drugs you should consult your doctor.
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