Weight Loss Treatments
Weight loss methods can include dieting and exercise, behavioural therapy, weight loss drug therapy and surgery. These options are usually recommended by a health professional or your doctor, after your body mass index (BMI) has been calculated and factors such as your health history, mobility and ability to comply with dietary and other behavioural treatment have been considered and assessed. You may be encouraged to combine two or more rmethods to achieve better results.
Learn more about losing weight healthily
Prescription Xenical tablets are clinically proven to help people who are obese lose weight. They work by preventing your body from absorbing all the fat within your food. You can obtain Xenical if you have a BMI of 30 and above, although patients who have a BMI of 27 may be approved for treatment if they are at risk of serious health problems.
Xenical usually starts to affect how you digest fat within one to two days. Studies show that Xenical can help to block up to a third of the fat in your diet from being absorbed. Treatment should only continue beyond three months if you have lost less than 5% of your body weight. If the medication has not worked after this timeframe, you may look to alternative treatment methods such as surgery.
If you have been following a healthy diet and have increased your physical activity, but have not witnessed any positive transformation in your weight, you can purchase non-prescription slimming pills or consider taking a prescription treatment like Xenical.
Non-prescription slimming pills work by increasing your metabolic rate and helping you to burn more fat. There are minimal side effects associated with taking slimming pills as they are usually naturally formulated, which means they can be purchased freely over-the-counter. However, there is no guarantee that your weight loss goals will be achieved. This is why manufacturers often market products as supplements for a healthy diet and exercise plan, rather than as an obesity treatment.
Diet and exercise
The recommended rate of weight loss is 0.5 to 1kg (1 to 2 lbs) per week. When trying to lose weight, a common mistake is to try various methods of fast weight loss, which generally do more harm than good. When this proves unsuccessful people can become disheartened, sometimes making the situation worse by comfort eating. You should ensure you leave plenty of time to practise new eating patterns, so your body stands a much better chance of adjusting to the reduced food intake.
A new diet regime can be aided by separate exercise sessions of ten or 15 minutes. To see a noticeable improvement in your weight, you should be aiming to do 30 minutes of exercise at least five times per week. Increasing your amount of physical activity doesn't necessarily mean joining a gym; you can carry out everyday activities such as gardening, washing the car, walking up stairs or planning outdoor activities with your friends.
Diet and exercise is an important part of any weight loss regime. Regardless of which treatment you choose, you will need to make important lifestyle changes to achieve real weight loss.
Weight loss surgery is carried out to restrict the amount of food a person can eat. The most common types of surgery include gastric band surgery, gastric bypass, bilopancreatic diversion and sleeve gastrectomy. Operations can take anything from 30 minutes to several hours to successfully complete and if performed privately, can cost as much as £20,000.
Surgery is recommended for people with obesity who:
- Have a BMI of 40 or higher
- Have a BMI between 35 and 40 with diabetes or high blood pressure
- Have tried other suitable ways of losing weight without any success
Repeated surgical procedures may be needed to keep the results in place. This may leave behind further swelling, bruising and scarring. For these reasons, patients should first try less complicated and safer treatment methods such as prescription medication.
Buying prescription medication online
An online consultation must be successfully completed before a prescription weight loss treatment like Xenical can be purchased online. Our consultation is a free, confidential process between you, our doctor and our pharmacist. They will ask you for details from your medical history to determine whether you can take a particular medication. If they approve your treatment, Xenical will be dispatched for overnight delivery.