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Ephedra usage in a 16 year old - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Weight & Lifestyle
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   i have a question about ephedra
User :   would it be alright for my 16 yr old son to take it if he wants to lose some weight?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   No
User :   can you please explain
User :   ?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   May I know wht is his weight
Doctor :   and height
User :   225 pounds 6 feet 2 inches
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   The safety of the Epheraceae herbs are not confirmed yet
Doctor :   And btw taking medicines to reduce the weight is not an excellent idea
Doctor :   the only ways to reduce the weight
Doctor :   are to get a medical check up
Doctor :   to see if any medical condition is bothering him
Doctor :   if nothing is found
Doctor :   Diet and Exercise along with behavioural changes are
Doctor :   are to be adopted

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