Today Dr. Oz Truth About Diet Pills - How To Choose A Diet Pill
From Herbal Diet Supplements, Over The Counter Diet Pills(OTC), to Prescription Weight Loss Pills, learn the dangers of diet pills. Can diet pills help you lose weight? Dr. Oz investigates common "Diet Drugs". Looking for a weight loss quick fix? It could be deadly. The truth about Diet Pills on Dr Oz
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Dr. Oz Diet Pills And Weight LossThe truth about weight loss diet pill - They can raise your blood pressure so high you can have strokes. The truth about Diet Pill dangers - What works and what doesn't was the first segment of Dr. Oz today. Dr Oz has a secret to share with you!
Karen's Story and the truth about diet pills. Dr. Oz says that 60% of us are over weight or dangerously obese, and 15% of us do the quick fix with diet pills. There are 3 types of diet drugs - prescription, over the counter, and herbal supplements out there as choices for weight loss pills.
Diet pills work in several different ways, the curb your appetite, make you feel full, increase your metabolism, or keep your body from absorbing the fat we eat.
They are not all regulated and their not all safe. The FDA found 70 Diet Pills that were spiked with drugs.
Dr. oz says you can take diet drugs and they work, but to take them with caution because there are risks involved.
Karen took diet pills and experienced the extra energy immediately, and loved it right of the bat. Within a few days she was full of energy and losing a pound a day. On day 5 of taking these diet pills Karen was getting the feeling she was chosen for something, and the feeling like it was the end of the world, and it was her mission to tell everyone. On the seventh day her husband had to admit her to to a physiatric ward.
Karen's husband took the product to her doctor and he informed him she was taking multiple herbal stimulants, which he classified as legal amphetamines, that's like speed.
It took her 9 months to get herself back on track with her life - 2 years after taking the product Karen went Manic again, and 3 years later she went manic again, and a year after that it hit again. karen says because she decided to put that diet supplement in her mouth she opened a door and there's no going back. It altered the way her brain functioned properly, and the chance that had she not taken the product she wouldn't now be Bipolar, and have a lifelong mental condition.
The drug Karen took má huáng which is like Ephedra(Ephedra is of the market now)
Natural supplements Dr. Oz spoke about today were;
1. Bitter Orange - Bitter Orange has been used for many years in different parts of the world, it gives you energy, it reduces your appetite, with a similar action as Synephrine.
2. Hoodia - Hoodia is available in pill form, Liquid Hoodia, and even Hoodia Lollipops. Originally Hoodia was used by African leaders, tribesmen. It increases the amount of energy in the brain. Hoodia is so popular in the United States, more Hoodia has been sold in the U.S. last year than has ever been used in the African Country. Dr. Oz says it is impossible for these products to have exactly what they say are in them.
Dr. Caroline Opovian joined Dr. Oz clarifying the facts about Over The Counter products and their safety and effectiveness. She said the FDA does not regulate many over the counter products including the herbals.
Prescription Weight Loss pills such as Meridia is prescribed as appetite suppressant. Another type of prescription weight loss drug is a fat absorption inhibitor. Orlistat - Xenical is the only example of this type of treatment approved for use in the U.S. Xenical works by blocking about 30% of dietary fat from being absorbed. Xenical is now sold over-the-counter as Alli.
Orlistat (marketed as a prescription under the trade name Xenical by Roche or over-the-counter as Alli by GlaxoSmithKline), also known as tetrahydrolipstatin, is a drug designed to treat obesity. Its primary function is preventing the absorption of fats from the human diet, thereby reducing caloric intake. It is intended for use in conjunction with a physician-supervised reduced-calorie diet. Orlistat is the saturated derivative of lipstatin, a potent natural inhibitor of pancreatic lipases isolated from the bacterium Streptomyces toxytricini. However, due to simplicity and stability, orlistat rather than lipstatin was developed into an anti-obesity drug.
Orlistat also modestly reduces blood pressure, and appears to prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes, whether due to weight loss itself or to other effects; in a large randomized controlled trial, orlistat was found to reduce the incidence of diabetes by nearly 40% in obese people.
Meridia and Xenical are the only weight loss drugs approved for longer-term use in significantly obese people, although the safety and effectiveness have not been established for use beyond two years.
The Side Effects of Prescription Weight Loss Drugs
Most appetite suppressants are used as a short-term treatment for obese people. Not only do the drugs' effects tend to wear off after a few weeks, but they can also have some unpleasant side effects, including:
- Increased heart rate
- Increased blood pressure
- Insomnia (inability to sleep or stay asleep)
- Excessive thirst
- Stuffy nose
- Dry mouth
Dr Oz Over-the-Counter DrugsOrlistat is the only product approved by the FDA that influences how fat is absorbed by our bodies. It coats the intestinal system stopping the enzymes that normally digest fat, enabling our bodies to absorb it. If you don’t absorb fat, you can’t absorb calories.
To avoid this complication, you have to keep your total fat intake to 30% or less (which is actually how the medication does its job) and try taking psyllium husks or other high-fiber supplements to aid the digestive process. Orlistat also inhibits your body’s ability to absorb important vitamins such as A, D and E, so it’s important to take a multivitamin in conjunction with it.
Diet Pills Can Work - Take With Caution says Dr. Oz. You can jump start your weight loss program with two cups of black coffee - no cream or sugar.
Dr. Oz Snoring And Sleep Apnea
Could you die in your sleep - Could you be suffocating in your sleep?
Brian and Jennifer joined Dr. Oz today, and they both suffer from Sleep Apnea. Dr. Oz had testing done on both of them and stated that Brian has the severest form of sleep apnea he has ever seen. 67 times an hour Brian suffocates, and Jennifer was not as bad.
Untreated sleep apnea can:
1. Increase the risk for high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, obesity, and diabetes
2. Increase the risk for or worsen heart failure
3. Make irregular heartbeats more likely
4. Increase the chance of having work-related or driving accidents
5. Lifestyle changes, mouthpieces, surgery, and/or breathing devices can successfully treat sleep apnea in many people.
What Are The Signs and Symptoms of Sleep Apnea?
1. Daytime sleepiness
2. Loud snoring at night
3. Interruptions in nighttime breathing
4. Abrupt awakenings followed by shortness of breath
5. Acid reflux
6. Frequent nighttime urination
8. Memory loss
9. Large neck size (over 17 inches for men and 16 for women)
3 Step Plan For Sleep Apnea
Step 1: Get enough sleep. A tired brain functions poorly and is less and less able to respond to low oxygen at night, which means your apneas will become more frequent and prolonged. Getting adequate sleep consistently is critical to helping your brain regulate your oxygen intake. Follow these tips for sound sleep hygiene.
Step 2: Lose excess weight - Losing 10% of your body weight will improve sleep apnea by a third. For most average-sized women you only have 10 pounds to lose to achieve that relief. Cigarette smoke inflames the airways, narrowing them and making it more difficult for enough oxygen to get in.
Step 3: Treat nasal congestion. Over-the-counter nasal sprays, neti pots, saline drops, and decongestants can help reduce nasal inflammation and open up your airway.
More On Sleep Apnea
Dr. Oz How Safe Is Your Party FoodsWhat germs are lurking in the dips, spreads, chips and snacks at your friends' houses, plus the bacteria in restaurant's open mint bowls.
Dr. Oz talked about Super Bowl Sunday, and what you wouldn't believe is living in your dips and candy bowls. He guarantee's we will never double dip again. Laverne helps Dr. Oz with a double dipping experiment. From a bacterial perspective Dr. Oz sent her dips to the lab, and found group B Streptococcus, which affects your intestinal tract and cause meningitis, and infections. Dr. Oz's tips were to keep the portions bite size so there is no need to double dip.
The mint bowls at restaurants having bits of urine on them is not what Dr. Oz found, but he did find Bacillus which is a soil contaminant which can cause nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. He also found Streptococcus Viridans which is found in peoples mouths.
I stopped eating mints years ago from restaurants when someone told me about urine being on mints. Stick with the individually wrapped mints.
Why You Need Your Spleen
Dr. Oz's tips to keep your spleen healthy:
1. If you have pain in your upper left quadrant (where the spleen is located) have it checked out.
2. Wear a seat belt to prevent splenic injuries during car accidents.
3. Eat Dark Chocolate. The flavonoids boost the immune system and help the spleen respond to infections in your body.
4. Include foods rich in vitamin B6, like potatoes to keep your spleen and immune system healthy.