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Is the weight loss drug phentermine (fastin) effective?

Is the weight loss drug phentermine (fastin) effective?

Yes, but...: ...there is a price--talk to your doctor about risks & side effects! Also, it is important to have realistic expectations when starting a weight loss medicine--e.g. about 5-10% of the starting weight is the average weight loss most patients on these drugs will achieve. Finally, once the drug is stopped, gradual weight gain is statistically likely. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Is phentermine safe for weight loss.

Is phentermine safe for weight loss.

Think long-term.: Short term risks and potential for abuse aside, the biggest flaw that I see with weight loss medications like this is the return of overweight once the pill is stopped. You really can't take these pills forever, and once stopped weight gain usually occurs, sometimes to or beyond your original weight. Again, quick fixes tend not to work in the long term. Be sensible and patient. ...Read more

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Is Qsymia (phentermine and topiramate) safe for weight loss?

Is Qsymia (phentermine and topiramate) safe for weight loss?

Think long-term.: Short term risks and potential for abuse aside, the biggest flaw that I see with weight loss medications like this is the return of overweight once the pill is stopped. You really can't take these pills forever, and once stopped weight gain usually occurs, sometimes to or beyond your original weight. Again, quick fixes tend not to work in the long term. Be sensible and patient. ...Read more

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Does Alli weight loss work?

Does Alli weight loss work?

Not too well: Alli is not well tolerated. Many people get cramps, gas, or diarrhea. Actually better to simply avoid high fat foods and focus on veggies, protein, grains, and fruits. ...Read more

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Confusion about weight loss diets?

Confusion about weight loss diets?

Balanced diet: Weight loss needs caloric restriction and incease in physical activity. Eat plenty of fresh vegetables, fruits and whole grain preprations in moderations, reduce fat, especilly saturated fat intake and increase physical activity. There is no magic diet, find one that you can stick to, is balanced. And low in calories. ...Read more

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How effective is udvarthana weight loss programme?

How effective is udvarthana weight loss programme?

Udvarthana Ayurvedic: I admire you for your desire to have good Health. Herbal massage called Udvartana prevents sagging of the skin, combined with Ayurvedic weight loss diet: Eat fresh fruits and vegetables and fresh cooked food, not to cook the same food twice, No snack between meals Avoid processed food, oily food, refrigerating and reheating the food, Eat slowly and quietly in calm atmosphere. It is effective. ...Read more

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Does Lipozene weight loss drug cause rapiod heart beat?

Does Lipozene weight loss drug cause rapiod heart beat?

No: Lipozene is a dietary fiber supplement. Taking it is equivalent to eating a bowl of All-Bran. It does not cause rapid heart beat. However, paroxysmal atrial tachycardia is a very common entity. IF you're frequently troubled with it, see your doc for an accurate dx. PS, dieting can cause low potassium which increases the incidence of all cardiac arrhythmias - get your electrolytes checked! ...Read more

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How effective is udvarthana weight loss program?

How effective is udvarthana weight loss program?

Udwarthanam: This compound is reported as being good for taking care of you skin but I don't find any indication that it results on weight loss. If you are indeed losing weight with this compound are you also working hard on a good diet? ...Read more

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Does phen375 weight loss pills really work to lose weight fast?

Does phen375 weight loss pills really work to lose weight fast?

Dangerous: Phentermine is a stimulant like methamphetamine. It is addictive, cause irritability, anxiety, sweating, tremor, insomnia and dry mouth. More importantly it increases blood pressure and heart rate. A similar drug called Meridia was withdrawn by the fda after it was shown to cause heart attack and strokes. Unfortunately, the modest weight loss with Phentermine and tenuate is not worth the risks. ...Read more

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Does weight loss shakes (such as rapid weight loss diet and weight loss shakes) effect my birth control pills?

Does weight loss shakes (such as rapid weight loss diet and weight loss shakes) effect my birth control pills?

Stress: If you try to change metabolism quickly, your body gets stressed out, and your hormones follow. Aim for one or two pounds per week, slow and steady wins the race, you can download a food diary on my webpage www.Familyhealth.Pro. ...Read more

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Bodybuilding cause weight gain or loss ??

Bodybuilding cause weight gain or loss ??

That depends: Building muscle increases weight but higher muscle mass can increase metabolic rate. ...Read more

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Dose prandin (repaglinide) cause weight gain?

Dose prandin (repaglinide) cause weight gain?

Some chance: Patients who were switched from glipzide to Prandin (repaglinide) did gain 3% in one study. Also remember that the natural tendency with type 2 diabetes is gradual weight gain. Diet and exercise help. ...Read more

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Does Effexor (venlafaxine) XR cause weight loss or weight gain?

Does Effexor (venlafaxine) XR cause weight loss or weight gain?

Yes: All of the ssri cause weigh gain...Sorry but it is true. The drug companies say no but the expérience says yes! ...Read more

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Is phentramine safe for weight loss?

Is phentramine safe for weight loss?

Phentermine: Phentermine is relatively safe for weight loss if your blood pressure and pulse are normal and you don't have any underlying heart disease or strokes. Most doctors will not prescribe it longer than 6 months at a time and monitor patients carefully each month by checking blood pressure and pulse and symptom check and making sure the patient is avoiding caffeine or other stimulants. ...Read more

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How can energy balance effect weight loss or weight gain.?

How can  energy balance effect weight loss or weight gain.?

BMR: BMR is the rate your body burns calories to maintain self. To loose weight, you have to stay under this number. You calculate your daily caloric intake and once you go beyond your bmr, energy is stored. If you exercise you expend calories. So if you walk an hour a day at brisk pace, you may burn 300 calories. This would help you loose weight by staying under your bmr. I hope this helped! ...Read more

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Does Amiodarone (Cordadone) cause weight loss?

Does Amiodarone (Cordadone) cause weight loss?

Possibly: Amiodarone can cause both low and high activity of your thyroid. Those with hyperthyroidism may lose weight. Good luck but get checked out with your doctor for other causes of weight loss. ...Read more

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Will immunosuppressive drugs cause weight gain?

Will immunosuppressive drugs cause weight gain?

Prednisone does: Prednisone does cause weight gain, along with other side effects. The doctor who is prescribing the immunosuppressives can list the medication options for a patient, and also list the more common side effects. Then, both the patient and doctor are aware of what to expect when some of the medications are used. ...Read more

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How safe is xenical orlistat for weight loss?

How safe is xenical orlistat for weight loss?

Quite safe.: Xenical (orlistat) binds fat and allows it to pass through your body unabsorbed. This prevents the fat from contributing to weight gain. You need to follow a low-fat diet on this medication because if you eat too much fat, you will suffer oily stools which are difficult to control! if your dietary problems stem from overeating carbohydrates, this product may not help very much. ...Read more

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Does anyone use bydureon (exenatide) for weight loss?

Not available yet: It just got approved last week so probably won't be available til march. If you have dm and are overweight or obese, it would be a good treatment option to treat both with this. For now, it's off label for weight loss. ...Read more

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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more