Prevention and Wellness

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about prevention and wellness for women.

What are some risks of using diet pills?

There is a wide variety of diet pills on the market – many of which are available over the counter. Some diet pills suppress appetite by making the brain think the stomach feels full. Others decrease fat absorption.

Side Effects

The side effects of using diet pills can range from bothersome to severe:

  • Diarrhea
  • Gas
  • Oily discharge
  • Hypertension

Before you start any medication to help manage your weight, talk to your physician to find the safest, healthiest option for you.

Learn More:

Michael Chunn, MD, Michael A. Chunn, MD Family Practice; Tracie Bolden, MD, Fairfield Road Physician Offices; Rashmi Bolinjkar, MD, Upper Valley Womens Center

Schedule an appointment

To schedule an appointment with a OB/GYN or midwife, call (866) 608-FIND(866) 608-FIND or complete the form below to receive a call from our scheduling department to make an appointment.