Written by Ben Bunting: BA(Hons), PGCert.
What Is Phentermine?
Phentermine is a prescription weight loss pill with stimulant properties. It increases the brain chemicals serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine. However, despite its effectiveness in weight loss, phentermine is addictive, and people with a history of substance abuse should consult a healthcare provider before using the drug. This way, they can determine whether phentermine is right for you and avoid potential problems.
Although phentermine is safe for most adults, it does have potential drug interactions with other drugs. In general, patients should not take phentermine with monoamine oxidase inhibitors, a class of older prescription drugs used for depression. Your physician will need to determine whether phentermine is a safe alternative for you, and he or she will prescribe the appropriate dose for you. In addition, it is not recommended to take phentermine too late at night.
In addition to interactions with other drugs, phentermine can cause abnormal drug-seeking behavior, including addiction. For this reason, it is important to follow your doctor's instructions and do not increase the dosage, take it more often, or use it for longer than prescribed. Make sure you stop taking the drug when the doctor directs it. If you suffer from high blood pressure, phentermine can raise it.
Aside from potential side effects, phentermine can also lead to a change in sexual desire. While phentermine is not harmful for pregnant women, it should not be taken by people who are breastfeeding. Additionally, phentermine has been associated with a number of other health problems, including heart rhythm disturbance and valvular disease. Patients who suffer from any heart problems should not take phentermine if they are already suffering from serious medical conditions.
Phentermine Side Effects
The side effects of phentermine may include confusion, hallucinations, extreme restlessness, and nausea. You may also experience vomiting and diarrhea. If you take too much phentermine, you may also experience severe headaches and difficulty breathing. Do not increase your dosage without consulting a physician. If you have taken the medication for a long time, lowering the dosage gradually will avoid withdrawal symptoms. The next day, you should consult a doctor if you experience any of these side effects.
Before starting a phentermine treatment plan, you should discuss the cost of the medication with your health insurance provider and pharmacist. Ask them about available savings cards and prescription assistance programs. If you are self-paying, talk with your insurance provider and discuss the cost of phentermine with your doctor. If you don't have insurance, you might need to pay more for the drug. If you have a health insurance plan, talk to your provider to determine if you qualify for coverage.
Generally, phentermine is taken first thing in the morning, preferably before breakfast. It may also be taken one to two hours after breakfast. Phentermine is not prescribed at night because it can lead to insomnia. Phentermine is approved for short-term use, and should be discontinued if you do not lose the desired weight after four weeks, or if you develop a tolerance to it. Make sure you follow the directions on the label carefully.
What is Obesity?
What is obesity? Obesity is the accumulation of fat in the body. Obesity is a medical condition that affects many people around the world, and is a major public health concern. While other metabolic diseases require specific biochemical measurements to be diagnosed, obesity can be diagnosed visually. In most cases, obesity is the result of an imbalance between the amount of food consumed and the amount of energy burned. For example, if someone is obese, their waist is greater than their hips.
Obesity is caused by a combination of faulty lifestyle habits and genetics. Some people are genetically predisposed to gain weight, or have a slow metabolism. Others have medical conditions that make it difficult to engage in physical activity. In addition to genetics, poor diets are a major contributing factor to obesity. People tend to eat foods high in fat and sugar, and often do so because of boredom or stress. Physical inactivity is also a contributing factor to obesity.
The rise of obesity has affected many different aspects of our lives. As the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) estimates, more than 50% of the population is obese. Much of this can be traced to ignorance. Many people take food labeled as "low fat" or "healthy" for granted, without evaluating the actual calories in these foods. In addition, many Americans have smaller homes, and more fast food restaurants.
Obesity and Sperm Quality
Studies have shown that both obesity and age affect the quality of sperm. Obesity has been found to affect several parameters of sperm, including sperm volume and total sperm count. This study found that obese men had lower total sperm count. This research also suggests that male obesity may affect sperm motility.
Besides its detrimental effects on the quality of sperm, obesity can also lead to lower erectile function. Obese men also had less erectile function and a lower IIEF-5 score. These studies suggest that a biopsychosocial model of sperm health may be more appropriate for this situation. However, further studies are necessary to confirm this hypothesis.
While it is still unknown if obesity causes impaired sperm quality, researchers have studied this issue and found that men with diabetes have a reduced number of sperm compared to men who have normal levels of these hormones.
Phentermine and Fertility
While anti-obesity drugs are a promising treatment for obesity, they have many unintended consequences due to inadequate study of human biology. In the present study, the effects of Phentermine HCl on the reproductive tissues and male fertility were evaluated in rats. The dose of Phentermine HCl significantly decreased feed intake, and clinical signs of male infertility were observed. It is important to consider the possible long-term effects of Phentermine on both male and female fertility.
Cytotoxic drugs are known to reduce the number of sperm. Cytotoxic drugs are typically prescribed for rheumatoid conditions. They may decrease sperm counts and cause damage to their DNA. Damage to DNA could lead to a miscarriage or birth defect. Because the sperm count requires about 74 days to reach the ejaculatory ducts, it is important to discuss these issues with your doctor before taking any fertility drugs. The good news is that male fertility is likely to return within a year or two of stopping the drugs.
Phentermine has been associated with adverse effects in animal studies. Despite its safe use for human use, phentermine has not been studied in pregnant women. Although it can help reduce a woman's body weight, there is a significant risk to the fetus during pregnancy. Phentermine is similar to amphetamines and is contraindicated during pregnancy. The drug also affects sperm in utero, meaning it can cause fetal harm if taken during pregnancy.