Obesity is not a disease, it is the accumulation of severe excess body fat. Commonly obesity is known to cause hypertension and other heart problems, but it can be even more life threatening. For obese children, psychological and musculoskeletal problems are increased. Respiratory, metabolic and hepatic complications may also develop.
When combating obesity is the need of the hour, we all come across the question- HOW?
We have seen many advertisements stating the use and value of Weight Loss Pills. But is it worth believing these ads? How safe are these pills and can they cause any side effects, if yes up to what extent?
Obesity should be combated the right way: A person is considered to be obese if he/she has a BMI(Body Mass Index) of more than 30. If weight loss pills are taken by people with BMI more than 27, who are considered borderline, they will tend to have cons than pros.
Use of weight loss pills temporarily can help a person to start a healthy living, against the adverse effects of obesity. Most pills work as an appetite suppressant, some inhibit the absorption of fat into the system, yet others work directly on the brain to reduce even thoughts on hunger and excessive appetite. A number of weight-loss pills are available at your local drugstore, supermarket or health food store. Even more options are available online. Most haven't been proved effective, and some may be downright dangerous.
How can companies sell potentially unsafe products? Dietary supplements and weight-loss aids aren't subject to the same rigorous standards as are prescription drugs. Thus, they can be sold with limited proof of effectiveness or safety. Once a product is on the market, however, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) monitors its safety and can take action to ban or recall dangerous products.
Just as a coin has two sides, these pills nevertheless have their disadvantages. For loss of excess weight, just a balanced diet and regular exercise can do sufficiently well, these pills may boost one’s self moral, when one sees the loss of weight seemingly faster than normal. Some of the adverse effects of the Weight loss pills include headache, dry mouth, insomnia and constipation, most commonly hypertension.
Even when these pills can be used as a boost to decrease excess fat in a lesser period, there must come a time when the use of these pills should be stopped, to prevent the adverse side effects. If the drug is stopped suddenly, gain of weight can be faster than what one has lost. So, one must consult one’s doctor before starting or stopping the consumption of these pills.
The best answer to loss of weight can be adjustments in the lifestyle pattern. These pills can only help in increasing one’s morale, and increasing the speed of one’s weight loss, helping one to continue on the steady path of weight loss. A combination of these weight loss pills along with a balanced diet, a well laid out exercise time-table can lead to weight loss in a regular fashion. The key point is to never start without laying out the adverse effects of these pills.