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Prescription Diet Pills Addiction Treatment Services in Canada

Diet pills are several different prescriptions or over the counter supplements designed to help the user reduce or control their weight. Diet pills suppress appetite, increase metabolism, or prevent fat absorption. These pills are also known as anorectic or anorexiant drugs, appetite suppressants, anti-obesity medication, and or centrally acting anti-obesity preparations. There are numerous types of over the counter weight-loss supplements and products being used by Canadians across the country. Along with this are prescription medications used to treat obesity. According to Obesity Canada, there are three prescription medications available to treat people who are overweight or obese. There is Contrave, which is a low dose of naltrexone and buprenorphine, which are drugs used to treat opioid addiction. The drug is approved to be used in Canada along with diet and exercise, but a patient has to meet a certain medical criterion. Saxenda or liraglutide provides a hormone therapy, using glucagon-like peptide-1, which is a naturally occurring hormone in the body. This hormone has effects on appetite and food intake and is thought to help patients lose weight. Finally, there is also Xenical or orlistat, which prevents the fats from foods you eat to be broken down within the body and absorbed.

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Weight loss drugs and diet pills lead to problematic use, especially when taken for longer than required. For example, stimulant weight loss medication is typically recommended for short-term use. The prescription weight-loss drugs are only used for chronic long-term weight loss, but only if there are results. The side effects of these weight loss drugs vary depending on the type of drug and how it is taken, and how the drug affects you. The drugs are dangerous because they have the potential to increase your heart rate and blood pressure, and cause liver damage. Other general side effects include agitation, diarrhea, sleeplessness, kidney problems, and rectal bleeding. Essentially weight loss pills curb your cravings for food. They also make you feel full, speed up your metabolism, slow down fat production, and keep your body from absorbing the fat from the foods you eat.

Diet supplements, which include numerous over the counter products, are all taken orally as part of regular diet and exercise. However, it is not uncommon to develop a psychological dependence on these supplements. Not all supplements are intended to promote weight loss, and many do offer valuable nutritional replacements. For example, dietary supplements can contain vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes, botanical products, glandular extracts, and organ products. However, despite this and what it may say on the label, it does not mean all of these various supplements are safe to use. There are many products marketed as dietary supplements that are not subject to regulation. The biggest risk for over the counter diet pills is not knowing what it is you are taking.

Diet pills are often abused by people with eating disorders or problems connected to weight loss or weight gain. For example, people with anorexia or bulimia often abuse these drugs, resulting in dangerous side effects. Abuse starts with taking more than the recommended dose or taking diet pills that are not recommended for you. People who abuse these drugs are using them without doctor supervision, and combining multiple weight loss drugs. It is also common to use diet pills in combination with laxatives or diuretics and combining them with illegal drugs such as cocaine. Taking an excessive amount of any weight loss or diet pill is extremely hazardous. Drug rehabilitation programs in Canada can help people who have developed an addiction to these drugs. There are always underlying issues that can be treated, which have caused this problem to happen.

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