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Weight gain can be caused by a number of factors but the most common one is an unhealthy lifestyle. The direct relationship between the number of calories consumed and weight gained is indisputable, with poor diet and lack of exercise being the main contributory factors for weight gain in the UK. There are other factors that can contribute to weight gain, certain genetic conditions, for example, may prevent a person from feeling full or people affected by other health conditions may have to rely on medications causing weight gain as a side effect.
Many people are uncertain whether they are actually overweight and, subsequently, are unsure as to whether or not they need to begin to lose weight. To determine if a person is at risk, medical professionals use the body mass index (BMI), which determines a person's ratio between height and weight. The BMI is used to determine whether a person is overweight and is a good way of calculating whether a person is at risk of health complications that can sometimes occur.
A BMI of between 25 and 30 would mean that you are overweight, whilst a BMI of over 30 is an indication for obesity. Exceptions can be found in some people, for example in women losing weight after a pregnancy or in athletes with high muscle concentration, but generally, people with a high BMI should be looking for ways to safely lose weight. To calculate your BMI, use our BMI calculator.
It is important that you make sure that your weight loss is safe and ideally you would want it to be sustainable too so that your health can improve over time rather than just for the short term. Traditional lifestyle weight loss methods are the most effective and healthcare professionals most often recommend diet and exercise first. However if you find that you are not achieving the results that are needed, prescription medication like Xenical (Orlistat) or Saxenda (Liraglutide) can be an effective aid in weight loss. In all cases it is important that you complete an online or face-to-face consultation with a medical professional to ensure that the weight loss aid you choose is suitable and safe for you.
It is important that you understand the causes of your weight gain before deciding on which course of action to take. If you are unsure how to tackle weight loss, you can seek support from your doctor or a nutritionist, who will advise on a suitable diet and exercise plan. Eating a healthy, well-balanced and varied diet is key to achieving a healthy lifestyle. Regular exercise will help you control and maintain a healthy weight.
If you are struggling to reach your weight loss goals through diet and exercise alone, there are certain prescription treatments available which may support your efforts. The prescription treatment Xenical stops the absorption of part of the fat you consume with your meals while Saxenda works by reducing the appetite. These medications may help you lose weight more efficiently, but it is important to remember that weight loss treatments should best used in addition to proper lifestyle changes – the most important and effective weight loss methods involve exercise and healthy eating.
In extreme cases, your doctor may recommend a surgical procedure such as a gastric band to support weight loss in severely obese patients. However, this is normally considered a last measure and should only be considered if your weight has had a serious impact on your health and all other weight loss methods have failed.
If you have struggled to lose weight whilst dieting and exercising then it may be safe and suitable for you to purchase prescription weight loss treatment online. To determine whether Xenical with the active ingredient Orlistat or Saxenda with the active ingredient Liraglutide are suitable for you to purchase, simply complete one of our free online consultations. Your consultation will be reviewed by one of our registered doctors and they will prescribe the medication if they believe it is safe to do so. The doctor then passes the prescription on to our pharmacy where your treatment will be packaged discreetly and dispatched with express shipping for next day delivery.
If you have struggled to lose weight through diet and exercise alone, then it may be safe and suitable for you to purchase prescription weight loss treatment online. At 121doc, we have three treatment options available: Xenical (Orlistat), Saxenda and Mysimba.
To purchase, simply complete one of our free online consultations which will be reviewed by one of our registered doctors. If you are suitable for treatment, the doctor will then pass the prescription on to our pharmacy where your medication will be packaged discreetly and dispatched with next-day delivery.
Saxenda is a weight-loss treatment that comes in the form of an injection pen. It is available for people with a body mass index (BMI) over 30. Saxenda helps regulate appetite, meaning you eat smaller portions, less frequently.
Xenical is a weight loss drug available for people with a body mass index (BMI) over 30. It works by preventing up to 30% of the fat you consume from being absorbed. You need to take a tablet after each meal.
Mysimba alters the way your body regulates appetite and makes exercise more effective. You feel less hungry on a low-calorie diet, and food is burned more efficiently during exercise.
Our consultations include general questions about your health (e.g. blood pressure levels, current and past conditions), as well as specific questions related to your selected treatment. We will also request relevant personal information to complete payment and delivery.
All questions are necessary, and your answers and details will not be shared with any third-parties. Only our doctors have access to your medical information.