When we talk about drug addiction, the thought that automatically comes to our mind is those people taking in illegal drugs such as methamphetamine, cocaine, and ecstasy. After all, they’re the only ones illegal to use, so those are the only drugs that we need to avoid using, right? That’s where you’re wrong. Most of us took the prescription of other drugs for granted. We’ve been led to believe that it’s okay to take these drugs and ignore the horrendous side effects in our body. And one of these underrated drugs are the weight loss pills.
We all know that obesity is a global pandemic disease that plagues the whole world. With the rise of obesity, there’s also the rise of chronic, terminal diseases and mortality rate. Not only is obesity dangerous to our health, but it also destroys our self-esteem and ability to build a mutual relationship with the society. If you’re fat, people will look you down like you are worthless, good for nothing person.
That’s why most obese people resort to taking weight loss pills in order to end their misery. But what they don’t know is that there are underlying side effects they need to endure when taking these pills, that may be even more lethal and detrimental to their health.
1. There is No Guarantee that It Will Work
Unlike other medical drugs, weight loss pills don’t require an approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). That, alone, should already raise a warning flag to you. You didn’t know what ingredients these fraudulent manufacturers and companies have included in the weight loss pills.
They may be synthetic or worse, harmful chemicals that are toxic to your body. Unfortunately, there’s no knowing whether the pills you’ve brought are safe or not until incidents will be reported to FDA. We’ve gotta say, the FDA should really strengthen their rules and regulations about approving the usage of drugs.
2. They can increase your risk of heart attack and stroke.
Most of the stimulants or ingredients used in weight loss pills are artificial, and instead of losing weight, it’ll only do you more harm than good. Since most of these weight loss pills increase your risks in acquiring heart attack and stroke. The dosage of these drugs are insanely high, illegal, and should’ve been banned. But these manufacturers are sneaky enough to sell it from the illegal market to the public.
3. You can become addicted.
Most weight loss pills contain amphetamines, anti-anxiety drugs, and antidepressants. Not only they are a dangerous mix for you, but your body became addicted to it too. You’ll start looking for the drug again once you experience some withdrawal symptoms. You’ll feel very dependent on the drugs like it’s the only hope you have to lose weight. Now you end up treating two drug addictions in your life, worsening your problems in the process.
4. You may experience multiple side effects.
Some of the ingredients placed on these weight loss pills may have fat suppressants or burners, but they also diminish your nutrient absorption. And what happens afterward? It alters the transportation of nutrients and hormone productions in your body. Leading to an upset stomach, headaches, mood swings, as well as other infections that can put your health and body at major risks. Instead of solving one underlying weight problem, you’re only creating more problems in your health.
5. You Won’t Change Your Habits
Let’s say weight loss pills may work for you and you’ve finally lost some weight, but you have to remember that it’s only temporary. After all, if you keep eating those unhealthy foods, won’t exercise, as well as indulging yourselves in unhealthy habits, your weight would just to back where they once were. Or even worse, you’d gain more weight since your body was already altered beyond recognition by the drugs.
We still believe that the natural process of dieting is still the best way to lose weight and live a healthier lifestyle. Learn to eat healthy foods, exercise, and avoid drinking, drugs, or any other thing that may cause harm to your body before it’s too late.