Ephedra Diet Pills
If you are interested in weight loss, you may have heard about the diet pill Ephedra (also known as ma huang). This was a popular product until it was banned in the United States due to safety concerns. While it might have been effective in the short-term, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) determined that ephedra is not safe for use. It can cause many serious problems, such as:
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- A rapid heart rate (tachycardia)
- An irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia)
- Heart attacks
Despite claims to the contrary on the Internet, this diet pill is still banned in the United States. You may be able to buy Ephedra from another country, but the risks are just too great. Talk to your healthcare provider about safe, effective options for weight loss.
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