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Are there any health risks to the Alli fat blocker?

Are there any health risks to the Alli fat blocker?

Yes: Alli is the over the counter & lower dose version of orlistat, a drug that blocks fat absorption from food. Common minor side effects include:fatty/oily stools, increase defecation, fecal urgency/incontinence...The drug can also cause malabsorption of fat-soluble vitamins, thus a multivitamin is usually recommended to take with orlistat. Major side effects of orlistat include: liver/kidney toxicity. ...Read more

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What are the health risks to taking the Alli fat blocker ?

What are the health risks to taking the Alli fat blocker ?

Toilet problems: When on a diet rich in fats and you take pills to block fat absorption, you are likely to have problems controlling your bowel movements. You may find yourself in situations with the need for immediate access to a toilet and possibly even situations where you don't always make it in time. Limit fats and increase proteins and don't take such medications. ...Read more

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Does fat freezing actually help people dealing with obesity lose the unwanted fat? Are there any warnings it side effects? Precautions?

Appears safe: And effective. Here's a review article from National Library of Medicine http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4079633/ Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Are there any health benefits to being fat?

Are there any health benefits to being fat?

No.: Being fat is generally considered bad. Not unhealthy as a mandate, but bad. No healtth benefit to being fat. ...Read more

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Are there any effective ways to undo the effects of smoking?

Are there any effective ways to undo the effects of smoking?

Time: Smoking does considerable damage and this increases with the time smoked and the daily number of smoked cigarettes. When you stop, your body has to adjust its metabolism, clean out toxins and regroup. This takes time and it is years that statistics of the smoker match those of the never smoked group. This is a noble goal however; the sooner you stop, the better. ...Read more

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Is the supplement shark cartilage an alternative to calcium, and are there any side effects to be aware of?

Is the supplement shark cartilage an alternative to calcium, and are there any side effects to be aware of?

Shark - toxins.: There is a health risk in ingesting shark fins. It is a predator fish with of high levels of bmaa (neurotoxin), arsenic & methylmercury. Best not to eat it at all. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are any side effects to xls medical fat binder?

Can you tell me if there are any side effects to xls medical fat binder?

Litramine: Usually I just point out that manufacturers of dietary supplements are not required to prove efficacy or safety, at least not in the States. However, it appears that https://www.xlsmedical.co.uk/our-products/xls-medical-fat-binder uses Litramine which has at least one clinical study (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23505169?dopt=Abstract) showing effectiveness w/o side effects! ...Read more

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If side effects from Lipitor (atorvastatin) are intolerable, what other treatments are there (in additions to healthy diet, exercise)?

If side effects from Lipitor (atorvastatin) are intolerable, what other treatments are there (in additions to healthy diet, exercise)?

Lipid profile needed: Options are to try Lipitor (atorvastatin) in lower dose, every other day or another station like pravastatin which may be better tolerated. Depending on your lipid sub-fraction, other treatments such as fibrates, niacin, fish oil or ezetimibe may work as well. ...Read more

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Are there any risks/side effects to including cyanobacteria into my diet?

Are there any risks/side effects to including cyanobacteria into my diet?

Treat it as an herb: A normal, healthy person should be able to eat asian hair moss, a type of cyanobacteria (looks like a strange plant). It can be added to soups and stews, in moderate amounts, similar in amount to adding a half-cup of cilantro or bean sprouts. Variety is the key in nutrition. Problems occur when a person eats too much of just one plant, so a bit of hair moss once every week or two should be fine. ...Read more

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Are there any drugs on the market that reduce the desire to drink alcohol?

Family practice : Antibuse as a deterent and Klonopin (clonazepam) to help with the withdrawal symptoms. Work with your dr. Counseling is helpful in the process. ...Read more

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Are there any health risks of a zero carbohydrate diet?

Are there any health risks of a zero carbohydrate diet?

Plenty: A no carb diet is the extreme of a low carb diet. Carbs provide energy for daily activities including exercise. Fruits and vegetables are carbs and have an abundance of antioxidants. The bottom line is that most things taken o the extreme are not good. The body, at least for the long term, is about balance. ...Read more

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What are the apropriate supplements advantagous for fat burning?

What are the apropriate supplements advantagous for fat burning?

Here are some:: CLA: For reducing body fat in obese patients, a dose of 1.8 to 7 grams per day has been used. However, doses greater than 3.4 grams per day do not seem to offer any additional benefit. L-Carnitine: The standard dose for L-carnitine is between 500-2,000mg. ...Read more

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Generally, are there any chemotherapy drugs out on the market that are proven safe for heart patients with existing arrhythmia?

Generally, are there any chemotherapy drugs out on the market that are proven safe for heart patients with existing arrhythmia?

Yes, many!: There are very few chemotherapy drugs that can not be used due to a heart condition. So your oncologist can easily find and use an alternative chemo drug. But you need to tell us your diagnosis, both of the Cancer type and the name of your heart condition.Then we can guide you even better. ...Read more

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Omega 3 fish oil 1000mg.What are the benefits of that food supplement and is there any side effects for it.And do I need medical prescription.

Omega 3 fish oil 1000mg.What are the benefits of that food supplement and is there any side effects for it.And do I need medical prescription.

Fish Oil: Fish oil supplies essential omega-3 fats that our bodies cannot make on their own. They can lower triglycerides, prevent heart disease, help reduce high blood pressure, and reduce inflammation in the body. Fish oil helps ward off depression too. In general, most people need at least 1-2 grams of epa and 500mg dha per day in a fish oil preparation. No prescription is needed. ...Read more

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Are there any implants or anything that can be done to make someone's belly bigger, without the health risks of gaining weight?

Are there any implants or anything that can be done to make someone's belly bigger, without the health risks of gaining weight?

Belly size : I'm not sure what you end goal is. You are right to think about the risks of increasing body fat. Are you after a particular look? I recommend having a body fat % checked and then consult with a trained nutritionist and exercise physiologist to cone up with a healthy plan to get you as close as possible to your goal. ...Read more

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Hydrochlorothiazide is1st line drug.What are the benefits if any of adding it if your BP is controlled without it. Any Heart/cardiac benefits?Any risk

Hydrochlorothiazide is1st line drug.What are the benefits if any of adding it if your BP is controlled without it. Any Heart/cardiac benefits?Any risk

Danger: One would never take a diuretic without a specific medical reason. It is not in any way going to assist with weight loss. Thinking that it could be of some weight loss benefit is incorrect thinking and a dangerous assumption. ...Read more

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