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Obesity is the term used to describe people who are severely overweight, to the extent that their weight may have an adverse affect on their life expectancy or ongoing health. Over a quarter of adult men and women in the UK are obese, with high obesity levels in children being increasingly common.
We all know that it is incredibly easy to put weight on, and much harder to get the weight off. Increasingly, people turn to diet fads or even outright starvation to cure themselves of their condition. We offer a choice of approved medical treatments that, hand-in-hand with your own will power, can yield impressive results, fast.
If a person is obese, they are carrying more body fat for their height and gender than is within a healthy bracket. As a result, the body is placed under increased strain when performing even basic functions and, longer term, obesity can lead to a range of related health issues such as diabetes and heart failure.
For anyone wishing to lose weight, the most sensible starting point is a healthy, balanced diet with regular exercise.
There are plenty of diets that claim to work, and there are cases where the evidence of personal weight loss success tends to show that there is no single best way to lose weight for everyone. it is important that each individual understands what the best weight loss options are in their own case
Medical treatment in the form of Alli and Xenical has been prescribed by doctors and Pharmacists. GPs prescribe Xenical on the NHS as a weight loss prescription medicine, but only in cases where a patient’s BMI is in excess of 30, or where a patient’s BMI is in excess of 28 and the patient has weight-related medical conditions. For overweight people who do not fall into these categories Xenical is not available on the NHS, and will need to be prescribed privately.
Xenical (Orlistat) are both weight loss treatments, but Xenical is a double-strength Alli.
Generally, a person is considered to be obese if their Body Mass Index (BMI) score is 30 or over, although in some instances people with lots of muscle rather than fat can also have a high BMI. Your BMI can be easily calculated by taking your weight in kilograms, and dividing it by your height in metres squared.
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In and of itself, obesity causes restricted mobility and a difficulty in achieving day-to-day tasks. Day to day consequences of obesity include:
In some cases, there may be no short-term physical consequence of obesity, but rather a mental or psychological result. Depression, anxiousness and increased stress levels are extremely common.
Of course, if left untreated, obesity can ultimately lead to a shortened life expectancy, and limitations on life quality. The results of excess fat can be strain on your heart, or the restricted flow of blood around the body. If you are a sufferer of obesity, it is important to get the help you need to lose weight – today.
More often than not, the hardest part of treating obesity is accepting some responsibility for the problem – which, by reading this, you have already done! It is true that there is undoubtedly a genetic link to obesity, but the leading causes of weight gain are alcohol consumption, high levels of fat and saturated fat in the diet, and an increased sugar intake. This poor diet, matched with a general lack of physical exercise, is the most common cause of obesity in the world.
In other cases, underlying medical conditions cause weight gain, including thyroid disorders and polycystic ovary syndrome. Similarly, medicines can contribute to obesity, such as anti-depressants, corticosteroids and some contraceptive pills.
The point is, in essence, that there are factors that lead to weight gain, such as diet, that you have direct control over. By empowering yourself to lose weight with the help of an obesity treatment and good weight loss strategy, you have more control over reaching the target weight you desire.
Prescription2Home offers a safe and reliable service, run by UK registered doctors and pharmacists, to provide consultations that may lead to a private prescription for obesity and weight loss treatments.
At Prescription2Home you can take an online consultation that, if approved by our doctors, will lead to a private prescription. Our doctors will review your consultation responses to ensure that your chosen treatment is right, and safe, for you. On approval, we send the approved prescription electronically to our partner Pharmacy for dispensing and fulfilment. Prescriptions sent electronically to the Pharmacy before 3.30pm on working days can be despatched direct to your home for next day delivery.
You may review more detailed information on Xenical and Alli by clicking on the treatment images on this page. If you require any advice or clarification from our doctors, please leave your questions here.
When you have considered the full range of treatment options and think you know which treatment is right for you, please select one of the treatments from this page and progress to the online consultation.
An easy to manage tablet that can be taken regularly in the privacy of your own home, Alli is an increasingly popular medicine for a little extra help in the process of weight loss. The tablets are provided in 60mg doses to be taken with meals containing fat.
An easy to manage chewable tablet that can be taken regularly in the privacy of your own home, Alli chewable tablets are an increasingly popular medicine for a little extra help in the process of weight loss. The chewable tablets are smal and discrete and can be taken without water - for added convenience
For people who need to lose weight as a result of obesity or underlying health conditions, Xenical is the only approved prescription weight loss treatment available on the market. The tablets, available in a 120mg dose, reduce the amount of fat absorbed into the body and, as a result, can help people to lose weight where dietary adjustment and exercise alone have not proven successful.