Phentermine – An Answer to the Obesity Epidemic?

phentermine 37.5 obesityBeing heavily overweight and obese puts a lot of stress on one’s health. Obvious problems with being overweight include being at higher risk of diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and stroke. However, some health problems are considered less, even though they are very common – for example the strain on joints and bones. Also, there are critical issues associated with obesity, such as osteoarthritis of the hand, hip, back and knees, breast cancer in men and women and the cancer of esophagus are all the associated side-effects of exceptional weight gain.

Research says that obese women have much higher risk of endometrial cancer than women with lower BMI. Obesity increases the risk of cardiovascular disease because of its effect on blood lipid levels. More than just identifying the incredible health issues that accompany obesity, it is important to look for a feasible and safe method to battle it out. Phentermine is the perfect one word solution to all the problems associated with obesity. It is the most sought after diet pill in the market. It is available in three forms: pills, capsules and resin capsules in three different colors and three different strengths- 15mg, 30mg and 37.5mg. The generic brand out of these three classifications is Phentermine 37.5mg and has been ruling the market with the brand name of IONAMIN and ADIPEX-P 37.5 by Teva Pharmaceuticals.

Phentermine 37.5mg works both inside and outside the brain. Within the brain, it releases norepinephrine, which is a neurotransmitter that reduces hunger, and outside the brain it releases epinephrine or adrenaline which increases metabolism and fat burning.

Even though Phentermine has been “the” go-to diet drug for over 30 years, it is advisable to only take these pills after proper consultation with your doctor. They are generally prescribed for a short duration of 3-12 weeks only for treating obesity. Use of phentermine for longer periods of time results in the medications effects wearing off and an increase in the potential for addiction.