Are Diet Pills DEADLY?
There has been a
lot of flak with how the USA has been flirting with health problems
of obesity. More and more people are getting drowned in the onslaught
of fast food and junk foods.
Remember the movie "Supersize Me"? It played a parody on how Americans
are stuffing themselves silly with fatty foods. Over sixty percent of
American citizens are considered obese or bordering into it. Many would
like to deny this, but deep down inside, most of them would like to
change their eating lifestyle.
The fitness and health industry of America is a multibillion business
that are resting on the obesity fears of the citizens. Many know the
consequences of being fat and would like to change. From aerobics, to
exercise machines, to instructional videos, food supplement, diet pills
and lots more. Many have embarked on the loss-fat voyage hoping to
conquer their binges but no one truly wants to work hard for it. The
options provided by the industry keeps their hopes alive in looking and
feeling better without breaking a sweat.
So when the emergence of diet pills in popularity came, with promises
like, "melt away pounds easily." "Look better in no time at all." Look
and Feel great without exercising," and lots more, many people were
excited about that concept and jumped into the frenzy. So many
questions have cropped up though, is it really that good? Would it
really work? Does it have any side effects? Can they really deliver on
those promises? Recent studies have shown that some do really work, the
problem is, many have been documented to suffer from health setbacks.
Heart related problems have arisen and many deaths have been linked to
such diet pills.
So how do you know which diet pill would be good for you? Well, only a
doctor can truly say. It would be best to subject yourself to a
thorough physical first to see the risks that could be involved in
taking diet pills.
There is a plethora of diet pills flooding in the market and these are
categorized into three types. OTC's or Over the Counter, these are diet
pills that can be bought in drug store without the need for doctor's
prescriptions. They usually contain little chemicals that can affect
the human system much. They are considered less dangerous but is also
subjected to FDA testing first before sold to the market. Another form
of diet pills is the Herbal supplements. They are not usually labeled
as drugs and can also be bought without a prescription. They claim to
be all-natural but are still subjected to FDA (Food and Drugs
Administration) scrutiny. Then there are the prescription diet pills.
They are only sold with doctors' prescriptions and are tightly
regulated by the FDA. Doctors also conduct close monitoring on their
patients who take this form of diet pills for any damage or risk to
With so many forms, varieties and types, these diet pills don't usually
work for everyone since they have different chemical composition as
well as the patients have different reactions. Diet pills can have
inadvertent effect on each individual. Common side effects are,
uncomfortable cramping, gas and diarrhea. This is due to the fact that
the drug is taking away important vitamin supplements to the body. That
is why some people are advised to take vitamin supplements as well.
Some experience a raise in heart palpitation and blood pressure, with
this comes along the increase in the risk of a stroke or a heart
When it comes to losing fat, nothing still beats good old hard work and
discipline. Even the so called natural diet pills and herbal diet pill
products have effects on some people, bad ones. Working up a sweat and
following a natural balanced diet is still the best way to go. Get
yourself a buddy to guide you and assist you in your weight loss
program. Diet pills can be bad, don't get me wrong. You will have to
exercise and watch what you eat. In no time at all you'll meet the
fitter, healthier more confident you.