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How can weight loss drugs lead to high blood pressure?

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Some weight loss drugs may make heart disease worse:

Appetite suppressants tend to "rev" up your body. This can make blood pressure rise and put more stress on your heart.

Before using any weight loss drug, whether prescription or over-the-counter, be sure to check with your doctor. These medications can be useful for weight loss, but may do you more harm than good.

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American Heart Association.

The Harvard Medical School Family Heath Guide: "Don't Let Decongestants Squeeze Your Heart."

Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed by James Beckerman on September 6, 2019

SOURCES:

American Heart Association.

The Harvard Medical School Family Heath Guide: "Don't Let Decongestants Squeeze Your Heart."

Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed by James Beckerman on September 6, 2019

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