Losing weight is a concern for a large number of people in the UK, particularly those who have been diagnosed as obese. The number of obese people in the UK has trebled since 1980 and it's estimated it will continue to increase at an astonishing rate. In fact, a survey from 2012 indicated that more than a quarter of all adults (26%) in England are obese.
Being obese can lead to stress and depression as well as serious long-term health problems, which is why it's important to seek treatment as soon as possible. If you have struggled to lose weight by simply dieting and exercising, prescription treatments such as Xenical can help you to lose weight and manage your weight more effectively.
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Obesity is when someone is considered to be excessively overweight for their height. Obesity occurs gradually over time if you consume too many calories and don't do enough physical activity to burn them off. The excess energy is stored as fat which will increase your body weight. Obesity is not to be confused with being overweight; you can still be overweight and live healthily, whereas someone who is obese or seriously overweight is at risk of further health issues. You can calculate whether you are suffering from obesity by using BMI calculator.
Obesity can develop as a result of poor eating habits (a diet of foods high in calories and low in nutrients) and a lack of exercise. Other possible causes include stress or insomnia; muscle loss through ageing; the use of antidepressants; or hormone problems such as an underactive thyroid and polycystic ovarian syndrome.
If your parents suffer from obesity then you stand a higher chance of developing this health condition too, as it's often hereditary. Obesity does appear to run in families which suggests there is a biological link, although common dietary and exercise habits that have been passed from one generation to the next are also a significant cause.
If left untreated, obesity will not only bring on immediate complications such as breathlessness, difficultly sleeping and back pain when bending, but it will also lead to serious long-term illnesses. Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and coronary heart disease can develop as a direct result of obesity, as can problems during and after pregnancy.
There are several ways to approach this problem. Over the counter slimming pills are a popular choice although, as with many herbal supplements, weight loss claims are not always guaranteed.
If dieting and exercise has proved unsuccessful, you can request a course of Xenical tablets from your doctor or from HealthExpress online. Xenical is the only prescription medication for treating obesity that has been clinically proven to be more effective than slimming pills. It also carries fewer side effects when compared to surgical procedures.
Surgery restricts the amount of food a person can eat. Common methods include gastric band surgery, gastric bypass, bilopancreatic diversion and sleeve gastrectomy. A private operation performed by a surgeon can cost as much as £20,000 and can sometimes result in side effects such as swelling, bruising and scarring.
Trying to lose weight can be a frustrating experience, and if dieting and exercising prove to be ineffective it is easy to become disheartened. Though over the counter slimming pills, and herbal supplements are easily available, their weight loss credentials are uncertain.
"Prescription treatments can help you to lose weight if you aren't getting the results you need through diet and exercise alone."Dr Hilary Jones
HealthExpress Medical Advisor
It's always best to discuss your weight problems with a licensed medical professional, who will be able to give you all the information you need about weight loss medications like Xenical. Alternatively you can fill in our online consultation form. A prescription treatment, Xenical has been clinically proven to be more effective in weight loss than over the counter treatments and less invasive than surgery.
Step 1 - Using the necessary link, carry out your online consultation. Simply provide your medical details, and be sure to be entirely accurate. View the medical questions here
Step 2 - A registered UK doctor will review your details to make an informed diagnosis which you will receive in an email if you are eligible.
Step 3 - If suitable, you will have access to a secure online member's area, and a personalised login, from where you will be able to place your order and receive it within as little as 24 hours.
Xenical can be prescribed to patients who have a BMI of 30 or above, or to those who have a BMI of over 27 and other health complications. A course of Xenical tablets can be ordered and purchased online from any reputable online pharmacy or clinic. To order your treatment today, start a free consultation with us; it's free of charge and takes only a few minutes to complete.