APPETITE INHIBITORS CLASSIFIED AS ONE OF CONDITIONS RELATED TO DEVELOPMENT OF PULMONARY HYPERTENSION
http://dx.doi.org/10.5892/ruvrv.2011.92.182191

Clecilene Gomes Carvalho, Sérgio Ricardo Magalhães

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The Brazilian population leads the world in consumption of appetite suppressants/ anorectics. Prolonged use of appetite suppressants can cause pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), a chronic and disabling. Taking into consideration the large intake of appetite suppressants in Brazil and the fact that these are, according to the WHO, among the conditions related to the incidence of pulmonary hypertension and given the seriousness of this condition to the carrier, saw the need to conduct a literature review on the adverse effects of these drugs, and know what are the risks of imminent health and also seek information about the HAP, with the aim of adding knowledge to nursing professionals to enable the health education regarding the conscious use of appetite suppressants and stimulate the search for information about a serious illness and so little known in nursing as PAH.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5892/177

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