Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Should You Be Using Prescription Weight Loss? by Jeff Schuman

Prescription weight loss is something that many people have tried or have thought of trying. If you are one of the people that are considering this weight loss option then you need to know some important information about it to help you decide if this is the right weight loss solution for you.

The first thing you need to understand is that prescription pills are always regulated due to the fact that they are more potent than the over the counter pills you can get. Since these pills are stronger there is more of a chance for them to cause harm to anyone using them.

That is why your first step before deciding to use these pills is to consult with your doctor. They are the ones that will be able to prescribe them to you but they will also want to keep an eye on you and your results to ensure they are working effectively and that you are not dealing with any problems from the pills.

Anyone that is going to use prescription pills to lose weight has to get them from a doctor which just makes it a smart weight loss option because then you can have a professional ensuring that you are safe during the use of them.

Another thing to understand is that you will have to know your BMI which stands for body mass index. You can figure this out on your own or the doctor can do this for you. The way to figure it on your own is to divide your weight by your height and then multiply that number by 705.

A BMI that is 25 to 29.9 is considered to be overweight but a BMI of 30 and above is considered to be obese. Your BMI is important to know because only the people that have a BMI of 27 or above will be given prescription pills to use for weight loss.

The reason for this is because anyone that has a BMI of 27 or higher is at a higher risk for a number of different health problems. Some of these health problems include:

- Heart disease

- Diabetes

- Hypertension

The prescription pills will help you start to lose weight so your chance of health problems will decrease.

Knowing this important information will help you make the smart choice for you on whether or not prescription weight loss is your best solution. Just be sure to talk to your doctor before making your choice and do your homework about it so you can be sure that it will be effective for you.