For millions of seriously overweight Americans, popping a pill to get to a healthier weight quickly might seem appealing. But for many people, weight-loss drugs could dangerously change the rhythm of their heartbeats.
A variety of these drugs are available, both by prescription and over the counter. Here’s what you need to know about weight-loss drugs and your heart rhythm.
Weigh the Medication Risks and Benefits
People who are overweight or obese are at risk for serious health problems, including type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke. On top of all that, extra weight makes your heart work harder.