Weight Loss Consultation & Treatments At Pharmacy2U
More than 20% of people in the UK are medically obese and a further third of the population are overweight. If you are obese (that is have a body mass index > 30), you are seriously damaging your health and are at an increased risk of arthritis, heart disease and diabetes. Clinically proven prescription treatments are available to help you to achieve your desired weight loss should you decided this is the route for you.
Our weight-loss service is not suitable for people under the age of 18 years of age, or for people suffering from chronic malabsorption syndrome, cholestasis (a problem with the secretion of bile into the digestive system), or for pregnant or breast-feeding women.
What causes obesity?
In otherwise healthy people, the causes of being obese or overweight are simple; eating too much or taking too little exercise, or probably both. If you regularly consume more calories than you burn off, you will put on weight. However, the opposite is also true - if you burn off more calories than you consume on a regular basis you will lose weight. The way to achieve weight loss is, therefore, to eat less and do more.
What are the risks of obesity?
Obesity can lead to serious health issues including diabetes, arthritis and heart disease. In the UK, 1 in 11 deaths are now caused by obesity and it has been estimated that in 2015, obesity will cost the NHS £6-8 billion while the overall predicted cost to the UK economy will be £47 billion.
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What lifestyle changes can aid weight loss?
The best way to guarantee weight loss is to take in fewer calories and do more exercise.
Eating low fat or low carbohydrate foods cannot provide a short cut to weight loss unless the result is a reduction in calories (which may well be the case). Your body can convert fat to carbohydrates and vice versa so changing the proportion of each in your diet in an attempt to lose weight is rendered ineffective. It is now believed that eating a higher proportion of protein rich foods can stave off hunger for longer, and so help the consumption of fewer calories overall.