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Side effects of water weight loss pills?

Side effects of water weight loss pills?

Dehydration...: Never a good way to lose weight as it is temporary until you rehydrate. Plus it can lead to electrolyte problems which can be extremely harmful. Stick with a good diet and exercise regimen instead. ...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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How does weight loss pills work and do they have long term side effects?

How does weight loss pills work and do they have long term side effects?

Sadly, they don't: Weight loss pills are of 3 types: "speed"-like drugs (rx e.g. Meridia; prior otc e.g. Ephedrine), blocking agents (e.g. Alli) and bad/miscellaneous agents (e.g. Thyroid, diuretics). Problems: if from the 'net, you have no idea of actual contents. Alli (orlistat) works in exchange for 'anal leakage' of unabsorbed grease-yuk! weight may drop but with kcal in > kcal out, weight always rises. ...Read more

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Is 17 to early to take weight loss pills and if so what are the side effects male 17 african-american tried running weight lifting dieting

Is 17 to early to take weight loss pills and if so what are the side effects male
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It depends: If the 17 year old in question has a bmi of 30 or above and has been unsuccessful with diet and exercise alone, it would be reasonable to add appetite suppressants to a physician supervised program of proper nutrition and adequate exercise. If the 17 year old is near normal weight (bmi 25-26 or in the normal range 18.5-25) than i would not recommend adding appetite suppressants. Talk to your doc. ...Read more

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I have type2 diabetes i workout 1-2 hours a day I have also changed my eating habits can not lose weight.Can prescription weight loss pills help?

I have type2 diabetes i workout 1-2 hours a day I have also changed my eating habits can not lose weight.Can prescription weight loss pills help?

Not a good idea: It is harder for diabetics taking Insulin to lose weight. But current weight loss drugs are not very good; lots of side effects. If you are doing what you say, you may be healthier than you think. Have you lost inches (but not weight)? Are your glu and cholesterol levels better? There may be hidden calories in what you eat. Suggest seeing your doctor of dietician. ...Read more

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Could i go to the dr and get a prescription for weight loss pills?

Could i go to the dr and get a prescription for weight loss pills?

No Diet Pills: I would worry that any physician who would prescribe 'diet' pills for you did not have your health or your best interests at heart. There are no known supplements or diet pills that really lead to true and lasting weight loss. Postponing the real work it takes to lose weight is the most common outcome when one takes any medicine for weight loss. ...Read more

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If i take weight loss pills while on the Depo-Provera shot can it have sideffects? And if so what are they?

If i take weight loss pills while on the Depo-Provera shot can it have sideffects? And if so what are they?

Of course: The use of the depo shot is irrelevant to the risks of weight loss pills. Please consult your doctor for a proper diet regimen that will result in appropriate weight loss, and a life long habit of healthy eating. ...Read more

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Does ketone prescription diet pills have side effects?

Does ketone prescription diet pills have side effects?

See below: Raspberry ketone is a chemical from red raspberries that is thought to help for weight loss. Some research in animals or in test tubes shows that it might increase some measures of metabolism. It might also affect a hormone in the body called adiponectin. However, it is important to keep in mind that there is no reliable scientific evidence that it improves weight loss when taken. ...Read more

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How can I get prescription diet pills from a doctor? I have tried everything to lose weight exercise , eating right ect nothing works i don't plan on stopping the healthy way of doing things i just need something that will boost up the process or make me

Weight loss: Simple math. If you eat less than you use up you will lose weight. Eat three meals a day, leaving the table satisfied but not stuffed. Eliminate all snacks between meals and soft drinks, minimalize alcohol consumption and exercise regularly. If you still do not lose weight, reduce further the amount you are eating or increase your exercise regimen. Math. ...Read more

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Can I take garcinia weight loss pills with hydrocodone?

Can I take garcinia weight loss pills with hydrocodone?

Yes, but...: Yes, garcinia is as safe—and, alas, as worthless—for someone taking hydrocodone as it is for someone not taking hydrocodone. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take weight loss pills with my medications?

Is it safe to take weight loss pills with my medications?

Most likely not: When taking medication of any kind, you should discuss this directly with the doctor who is in charge of your care. It would not be a good idea to use any over the counter weight loss supplements or herbal pills. Diet and exercise are still the answer for almost everyone, and improve things like depression, ADHD, IBS, and many issues. There is a type of exercise for everyone. Bet wishes! ...Read more

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Is taking weight loss pills with isoniazid generally considered safe?

Is taking weight loss pills with isoniazid generally considered safe?

It's not safe: To take weight loss pills under any circumstances. First, they won't help you long term. Second, they could be harmful. Third, the only thing that will lose weight is your wallet. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Do weight loss pills really help you lose weight?

Do weight loss pills really help you lose weight?

Yes/depends: Depends on the type but if you get the correct one for your need it works. ...Read more

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At what minimum age can you purchase weight loss pills?

At what minimum age can you purchase weight loss pills?

No quick fix: The best program for weight loss focuses on education and provides ongoing support. Go to www.Drnewton.Tsfl.Com and spend some time looking a the take shape for life program. You can send me an email from there if you are interested in learning more about the program. I can coach you through the program. ...Read more

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How do I get my girlfriend to stop taking weight loss pills?

How do I get my girlfriend to stop taking weight loss pills?

Find a new: Girl friend. You can try talking with her, but the chances of changing her behavior are thinner than she is. ...Read more

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Is there any medicine i can take like weight loss pills to loose weight?

Is there any medicine i can take like weight loss pills to loose weight?

Appetite Suppressant: For many patients who struggle with weight loss, appetite suppressants are prescribed. These medications do not cause weight loss. They are prescribed to help you in reducing your caloric intake by reducing your hunger. These are effective when combined with healthy eating habits and increased physical activity. ...Read more

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Is it bad for a teen to take weight loss pills even if it was prescribed?

Is it bad for a teen to take weight loss pills even if it was prescribed?

Depends: all meds have risks. stimulants for weight loss are generally safe but the patient should have a medical workup w/ EKG. most MDs prefer a young person change their diet and activity level first but for severe obesity, meds may help w/ motivation & decrease food craving. belviq (lorcaserin) is a non stimulant option but not been tested in children. weight loss meds are time limited and not long term solutions. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about the additional benefits of weight loss pills?

Can you please tell me about the additional benefits of weight loss pills?

In addition: To what? Since there are no real benefits to weight loss pills, it would be hard or impossible to have any "additional" benefits. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. Weight loss pills only cause weight loss in your wallet. ...Read more

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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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


Diet Pills (Definition)

Anorectic agents generally known as diet pills are medications which decrease or inhibit appetite and aid in the reduction of food intake, therefore aiding weightmloss. Most currently FDA-approved appetite medications are dispensed by prescription due to potential side effects and contraindications. Diet pills alone are seldom successful in deriving long-term weight reduction. They should only be taken under the direct supervision of a physician specifically trained in their use as a part of a multi-modal treatment program including diet, exercise, ...Read more