How Losing Weight Counters the Rising Cost of EpiPens

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Aug 18 2016 - 12:37pm

Did you know you can lower your allergies by losing weight? The same is true for asthma, which can be triggered by the same things that cause allergies. Losing weight becomes more important since recent news brings bad tidings of increased prices for EpiPens. An EpiPen is an effective emergency aid during severe asthma and allergic reactions. You can lower your EpiPen budget by lowering your risk of severe attacks by shedding some pounds.

Losing weight and cost of EpiPens

If you have asthma or allergies, your doctor most likely recommended that you keep an EpiPen close by in case of severe attacks. This is life-saving advice considering that severe allergic reactions can cause difficulty breathing, fainting, low blood pressure, and suffocation due to narrowing of your throat caused by swelling.

But recent news reveals that the price of EpiPens is steadily soaring. It's gone up by almost 500 percent since 2009! Back then you could buy an EpiPen two-pack for $100 at your local drugstore, but now it costs more than $600.

What can you do to lower the cost? Lose weight! Researchers found that losing weight can lower your asthma symptoms by 48 to 100 percent if you're overweight. That means you might even be able to cure your asthma completely (of course it's a working cure, not a permanent cure). Well, you'll still be susceptible to asthma, but if all the symptoms are gone – does it matter? This may work for allergies too, since asthma and allergies share the same triggers.

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If you're feeling lazy to try to shed some pounds, you should know that weight loss doesn't have to be a sweaty, 5 a.m.-effort. You can pop a few natural supplements and trim your waistline:

Researchers found that taking green coffee bean extract daily can shed almost 6 pounds. Participants didn't exercise or diet more than the control group, they just took the supplement and lost weight!

Dr. Oz touts garcinia cambogia as a weight loss miracle. Researchers did find that it lowers your appetite and cholesterol levels. However, this supplement's efficacy is continuously challenged by other doctors.

Green tea extract has been proven to boost weight loss efforts. Researchers conclude that it boosts fat burning and metabolism. In the study, obese participants didn't exercise or diet, but took green tea extract daily for 12 weeks. At the end, participants lost almost 8 pounds more than the control group.

Decrease your risk for allergic reactions and asthma attacks by losing weight! You'll save money on EpiPens too. If you're not used to working out and dieting is tough for you, then try these healthy weight loss supplements. They're holistically healthy because they're filled with antioxidants and disease-preventing chemicals – but they also boost your metabolism and shed your fat!

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