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Ephedra side effects


In the following text, we will focus on the pills called ephedra. Although there are many benefits associated with these pills, there are also some side effects and we will see which they are. These pills are made from the ephedra sinica and they can treat common cold, hay fever and asthma in China. This is a traditional herbal medicine used for bone swelling, bone pain, perspiration problems, joint symptoms, breathing problems, bronchitis and other problems. In Japan, Germany and India, these pills are also high in popularity. They are very beneficial on the human body and this even World Health Organization claims. But medicine practitioners have detected some side effects that can occur after the use of this herbal medicine. Plan alkaloids, pseudoephedrine and ephedrine, are constituents of ephedra. They enter the brain protecting wall and react with the neurotransmitter receptors. Due to this beta-adrenergic and alpha-receptors are energized and neurotransmitter norepinephrine release. The heart rate is maintained because of the opening of the airways, which is caused by the described activities.

Side Effects

Now we will see which side effects can occur after the use of ephedra. Weight loss is one of the benefits this pill causes. The side effects possible can occur if the dosage consumed is higher than the prescribed or safe. If this happens, insomnia, high blood pressure, restlessness, headache and anxiety can happen. Also, addictiveness can be developed and it is associated with very difficult withdrawal symptoms. Binge eating, rapid heart palpitations, mood swings and cold sweats are some of the detected side effects. You can see how the weight which has been lost can easily return. Problems such as unwanted heart palpitations, high blood pressure that cannot be controlled and overstimulation of the nervous system are associated with the ephedra excessive use. These pills have amphetamine properties and this has a reason for a debate between the U.S. Drug and Food Administration. Diabetes, hyperthyroidism and glaucoma may be created due to the use of ephedra.


Remember that other stimulants cannot be used alongside with ephedra, since it is also a stimulant. Also, exclude dietary supplements and caffeine containing drugs from use. Death may be caused if the ephedra is used in excessive amounts. See a doctor if you are experiencing stomach pain, painful urination, urination troubles, sever weight loss, sweating, tremor, shaking, vomiting, irregular heartbeat, fast heartbeat, chest pain, sleeping problems, appetite loss, nausea, headache, dizziness, and anxiety. Slurred speech, vision problems, confusion, weakness, fever are associated as possible side effects as well. Remember to always consult a doctor before you decide to use a medication. If you want to use ephedra, inform about all the possible effects it may cause, good and bad ones.

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