The obesity and overweight are a problem that affects more than 1,400 million people worldwide, according to WHO 2008. Besides the change in physical appearance, brings with it serious health problems related to the heart, blood pressure, cholesterol or diabetes. But even remedy this state takes time and much effort is it worth the marketing of drugs to lose weight?
That's the question many ask again after being approved in the U.S., last week, the marketing of Qsymia, an anti-obesity pill developed by Vivus laboratories that opens the door - or so they say - to a rapid weight loss for more than 60% of Americans who suffer from this problem.
But while both the laboratory and from the Food and Drug U.S. are encouraged to support the responsible use of this medicine with a healthy diet and plenty of exercise, there are many who are opposed to these solutions "miracle" that deliver results but not to mention immediate contraindications.
Among the latter we can mention to accelerated heart rate, so not recommended for people with heart problems, which is a bit contradictory if we pay attention, because strokes are one of the main problems associated with obesity.
But what really put on alert as many people on Qsymia pills were his two main ingredients: the topiramate phentermine.
Topiramate and obesity
The topiramate actually is a drug developed to treat seizures, and supplied from other drugs. What is curious is that their quality to lower the weight is one of its side effects, like the defective development of the fetus, feeling of exhaustion, headaches, mental deficiency and a long list more.
It targets the nervous system; inhibiting appetite and helping you lose weight, which is effective for as many comments from consumers. The real problem with the fentermina is the difficulty of combining in a normal treatment by showing tolerance to many drugs.
But the fact is that the Qsymia pill to treat obesity is already in the U.S. market and, if successful, is likely to spread through the rest of America and Europe.
The secret to losing weight
Choosing the best course of treatment only up to you, but remember that no health problem is solved by magic. The basis of a good diet to lose weight is to burn more calories than are consumed, and much, much exercise.
Anyway, the best you can do to treat obesity is to consult with your doctor or nutritionist, to jointly organize the program that best suits your health and lifestyle.
Would you rather lose weight naturally and slowly but surely, or choose the fast track of the chemicals, but not knowing what comes next?
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