How Do Appetite Suppressant Pills Work To Curb Hunger?


The coronavirus pandemic has seen a number of people, all around the world, and now that the world is slowly returning to “normal”, many people are looking for ways to lose that weight. In addition to pandemic pounds, countries around the world, with Australia not being an exception are facing the growing public health threat of rising obesity levels. Obesity is a risk factor for a number of conditions and diseases, including high blood pressure, sleep apnea, fatty liver disease, type 2 diabetes and more. The rising awareness of the threat of obesity has resulted in more and more people investigating weight loss. 

While exercise and healthy eating are important factors in any weight loss journey, knowing your specific body type can be particularly useful for choosing the types of weight loss techniques you should be considering. Knowing your BMI or Body Mass Index can be helpful in this. A person’s BMI is the measure of their weight divided by their height to give an overall indication of how heavy they are compared to the norm height. BMI is used to help define whether an individual is underweight, average, overweight or obese. BMI is not an exact indicator of health as it doesn’t take into account ethnicity, body type, muscle mass and the like, but can give you an indicator of how much weight you may need to lose for optimal health. 

What Is Body Mass Index

If an individual’s body mass index or BMI is over 30, are categorised as obese. A BMI of between 25 and 30 is considered overweight, 18.5-25 is considered average or normal and a BMI below 18.5 is considered underweight. As BMI is only a simple calculation, a waist measurement is often a better indicator of potential weight health risks than a simple BMI check. Obese and overweight people should take steps to reduce weight, but that doesn;t mean that anyone esle should slack off - all people should keep a track of what and how much they are eating. 

In addition to eating healthily and exercising, another thing people looking to lose weight may consider are appetite suppressant medicines. 

How Does An Appetite Suppressant Work

Appetite suppressant medications may help with weight loss by doing what is says on the tin - suppressing the appetite. With a suppressed appetite you will no longer feel hungry as often and as such will eat less. This may be a useful aid in following restrictive diets or portion sizes. Depending on the medication, appetite suppressant medications work by either limiting the production of enzymes that cause the feeling of hunger, or help make you feel full.

Appetite suppressants work by reducing your urge to eat. In Australia, diet pills and appetite suppressants are available both over the counter and by prescription. The prescription medications have been shown to help kickstart a person’s weight loss journey when taken with a healthy diet and other lifestyle changes that aid in weight loss. Over the counter medications that contain vitamins, minerals, Western or Eastern herbal medicines or homeopathic remedies must be either Registered (AUST-R) or Listed (AUST-L) with the Therapeutic Goods Administration in order to be available for sale in Australia. Registered medications include all prescription medications as well as some over the counter medications such as ibuprofen. Listed medications aren’t checked as thoroughly as Registered medications.

Know-How To Get One 

There are numerous appetite suppressants available in the market, both over the counter (OTC) and via prescription. 


If you are considering using an appetite suppressant medication to kick start your weight-loss journey, you should first schedule an appointment to see your doctor , to see if an appetite suppressant may be right for you.


If they are and multiple weight loss programs of practices have not helped you lose the weight, your doctor may prescribe an appetite suppressant for a limited time to help. For over the counter medications, you can check online on trusted websites for an appetite suppressant that may work for you. You don’t necessarily have to find the strongest appetite suppressant to see results. How your body reacts and the help you need for effective weight loss may be different from anyone else. Before buying any over the counter appetite suppressant, you should make sure to research reviews, side effects, and dosage systems on reliable websites, such as Choice.com.au , health.cov.au and the like. Before you take any over the counter diet pill, you should check with your doctor that they are safe and appropriate for you to use. 


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