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A 36-year-old female asked:

can i see a gp and et prescription medication to assist with weight loss. i am obese and need assist because normal diets aren't working. i have sle and take a load of prescription medication so i am scared to just take over the counter diet pills. ?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Can ask one's GP: Many diet pills just decrease one's appetite a bit (pills are often related to stimulants). A person's desire to eat can be much stronger that a diet pill's power to decrease her appetite, so she will likely continue to eat too many calories. Also, diet pills don't increase one's desire to exercise. If something as simple as a diet pill actually worked, we would not have so much obesity in people.

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Last updated Feb 25, 2020

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