In this edition of EmpowHER's, "HER Daily Dose", Bailey Mosier examines a study that may link weight gain to some prescription drugs.
Hi, I’m Bailey Mosier. This is your EmpowHER HER Daily Dose.
If you’re one of the millions of Americans taking medications for some chronic conditions, you may be subjecting yourself to an unhealthy side effect: weight gain.
The director of the Johns Hopkins Weight Management Center in Baltimore has been studying prescription drugs and obesity for more than a decade and found some drugs offer noticeable weight gain side effects, while others are more subtle. Even though alternative choices exist for some types of drugs, researchers say adjusting medications is more complicated than simply making a switch.
Medications that treat depression, mood disorders, high blood pressure, diabetes, arthritis and even birth control all promote weight gain. So if you’re taking any of these medications and are troubled with weight gain, make it a point to talk with your health care provider.
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