Obesity is a disease of the 21st century, from which a huge number of people suffer. Many people try to cope with this problem by following the principles of proper nutrition and systematic exercise. If the patient's body weight does not decrease for a long time, then experts prescribe taking pills for obesity, which are a good supplement to a comprehensive weight loss program.
How drugs work for obesity
There are a large number of drugs for obesity that are approved by the Ministry of Health, are dispensed with a doctor's prescription and have a specific principle of action. Some drugs reduce hunger, while others interfere with the absorption of fats. Before using any pills for obesity, you should consult a specialist. After studying the medical history and conducting a complete examination of the body, the doctor will select the drug individually. Some drugs for obesity have a number of side effects and negatively affect the organs and systems of the body, therefore it is strictly forbidden to use them for cosmetic purposes.
The feasibility and effectiveness of the use of such drugs is assessed by the body mass index, which is the ratio of height to weight. With a BMI over 30, obesity needs to be treated. If the body mass index is 27, but there are concomitant health problems - high blood pressure, shortness of breath, diabetes, doctors prescribe a diet and a course of medications to the patient. After completing the course of treatment with pills for obesity, patients feel much better: blood pressure normalizes, blood glucose and cholesterol levels decrease.
Obesity pills are taken for several months under the supervision of a doctor. General contraindications for all groups of drugs are pregnancy, lactation and children under 12 years of age.
"Xenical" is a drug that blocks the enzyme lipase. The human stomach is not able to absorb unbroken fats, so they enter the intestines unchanged and are excreted from the body. Weight loss occurs by reducing the daily calorie intake. The side effects of Xenical are significant: diarrhea and abdominal pain associated with the release of fat.
"Phenotropil" is a psychostimulant that causes a decrease in appetite. Its use for the treatment of obesity is not effective enough, and the list of side effects is very wide.
Glucophage promotes accelerated processing of sugar in the blood, lowering glucose levels in the liver and assimilation of carbohydrates by the body. After insulin is produced, sugar is converted to fat. Taking "Glucophage", you should follow a carbohydrate-free diet and exercise.
Lindaxa is an anti-obesity drug that affects the central nervous system. It is non-addictive and promotes rapid weight loss. Side effects - tachycardia, insomnia, taste changes, hemorrhoids, increased blood pressure, nervousness, anxiety, convulsions.