Obesity is not a simple condition of eating too much. It is now recognised that obesity is a serious, chronic disease. No human condition — not race, religion, gender, ethnicity or disease state — compares to obesity in prevalence and prejudice, mortality and morbidity, sickness and stigma.
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.
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.
To most people, the term "obesity" means to be very overweight. Health professionals define "overweight" as an excess amount of body weight that includes muscle, bone, fat, and water. "Obesity" specifically refers to an excess amount of body fat. Some people, such as bodybuilders or other athletes with a lot of muscle, can be overweight without being obese.
Everyone needs a certain amount of body fat for stored energy, heat insulation, shock absorption, and other functions. As a rule, women have more body fat than men. Most health care providers agree that men with more than 25 percent body fat and women with more than 30 percent body fat are obese.
Now recognised as a medical condition, Health Express have a comprehensive guide to obesity and how to get help.
You have already made the first steps in finding the help and obesity treatment that you need by visiting Health Express. The GMC registered doctors at Health Express can now help you by reviewing your medical details and prescribing a course of obesity treatment that they feel would be suitable for you based on the information that you have given. The process itself is without obligation.