Obesity frequently calls for long-term management to encourage and maintain weight loss. The same as in the case of other chronic disorders, for example hypertension, respiratory diseases, or arthritis, use of medicine drugs may perhaps be suitable for a number of people. Whereas most consequences of weight loss drugs are mild, severe problematic situations have occurred, placing at high risk a person’s health and even their life. We should all take into account that these drugs are not a universal remedy for overweight issues. Weight loss medication is supposed to be associated with an active way of life and enhanced dieting to lose and sustain weight effectively over the time.
Weight loss medication should always be administered by taking into consideration a person’s body mass index (BMI), i.e. a way of measuring a person’s weight and height one against the other, used by specialists and the general public alike to calculate a healthy body weight. People who exceed a BMI of 30, but does not indicate signs of health disorders resulting from obesity may opt for Weight loss medications (prescribed by a physician), as well as those whose BMI is at least 28 and who show signs of health disorders caused by obesity.
The issue most often encountered in the case of use of weight loss medication is in the principle according to which they act on the human body. Most of such medications are anorexigenic, also called more commonly appetite suppressants. In the process of weight loss they act, as their designation indicated, by diminishing appetite, hence by reducing the consumption of food and, finally, by leading to a thinner body. In other words, such medication will starve your body (by actually deceiving it into believing it is NOT hungry), getting it unavoidably weaker, in order to have it drop some of its weight. The problem arises when going back to the normal lifestyle – with drugs out of the system, the body resumes its eating habits, the appetite is regained and so are the former troublesome pounds.
If you do opt for such drugs, it is best to have a doctor’s prescription. Even if sometimes physicians cannot be 100% right about the pounds that you may lose, at least you have an expert’s opinion on what your body can deal with. And yes, experts may be wrong sometimes, too, but generally because of the principle according to which the drugs are administered. You need to remember that the drugs alone cannot guarantee successful, long-term weight loss.
This is why sometimes drugs don’t give the results expected. Irrespective of the medication approach – whether you opt for weight loss drugs prescribed by a physician or you go for the over-the-counter alternative – you should never forget to combine it with activity and a down-to-business look at life. Medication alone can guarantee only short-term results – whereas you are looking for a more consistent solution, something that should offer you the security that one month after having lost some pounds you will not wake up fat and finding it necessary to start it all over again.