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Most people who have been on a diet may tempted to drop some cash on diet pills to lose weight fast. As a matter of fact, celebrities are feel more pressures to lose weight fast. Stay in shape, looking good and flawless at all times is the nature of job that they have. When asked by the press how they lose weight fast and stay in shape, celebrities often rave about their "good genes", their affection for junk food, or declare that they simply running around after their children. Dailymail reported a lot of them are lying.
Paris Hilton once confessed to Larry King that she takes Adderall for attention deficit disorder. Adderall is the latest diet drug craze in Hollywood, use to help lose weight fast. There are a lot of diet pills available today on the net and in some health shops. Before signing up for an expensive tablets, here are 5 side effect of diet pills you need to consider.
1. Diet pills may contain undeclared, potentially harmful ingredients
Most diet pills on the market are not required to seek approval by the FDA due to the wording of the 1994 Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA), which basically treats weight-loss supplements as food. Out of 3,500 adults surveyed by The University of Connecticut's Center for Survey Research and Analysis (CSRA) in 2006, 54 percent responded that they believe over-the-counter diet pills are approved by the FDA.
Benjamin R. Smith, BS, and Pieter A. Cohen, MD, of Harvard Medical School reported in The American Journal on Addictions about a 29-year-old female patient whom became addicted to Brazilian diet pills that contained unlabeled ingredients, and suffered subsequent psychiatric comorbidities. She reported various symptoms that she attributed to the pills, including trembling, sweating, and excessive sleepiness. When she tried to quit, she would experience cravings, tremor, headache, and anxiety. Diet pills can be a dangerous effect, as the dieter may become dependent on them. The diet pills, however, are not short cut to losing weight.
3. Irregular heartbeat
Rapid, or sometimes irregular, heart rate is also known as Tachycardia. According to livestrong.com, some people have reported having beats in the 200 range from taking one diet pill. The dieter may begin to feel a little jittery at first, and the heart rate can speed out of control quite quickly. Anything above 125 beats per minute can be considered tachycardia. If not addressed promptly by a medical professional, this condition can be dangerous.
4. Increase Risk of Heart Attack
Appetite suppressants in the diet pills stimulate the sympathetic nervous system, which can raise blood pressure and heart rate. This increases the risk of heart attack and cardiac arrest, especially among people who already suffer from high blood pressure.
Some diet pills that contain caffeine may boost your metabolism. But too much of it not only cause insomnia but headaches and palpitations.