For patients with a BMI of 30 or more (or BMI 28 or more with associated risk factors) one of the options for weight loss is the prescription treatment Xenical (Orlistat).
Please use our BMI calculator below to ensure your BMI is over the required value.
In the UK in 2010 it was estimated that 26% of men and 26% of women were obese(NICE CKS). In the same year it was also estimated that 68% of men and 58% of women were overweight or obese.
When your calorie intake exceeds your calorie burn your body stores the calories as fat and you will put on weight. When this happens over an extended period of time it can lead to obesity which is indicated as a BMI of 30 or over. Obesity increases the risk of bowel cancer, breast cancer, heart disease, stroke, liver disease, respiratory disease, dementia and diabetes. Obesity can also affect your quality of life and lead to loss of self esteem and ultimately depression.
Xenical (Orlistat) is a clinically proven prescription medication available through our online prescriber consultation. touchwoodpharmacy.com are here to help you lose that weight for that special occasion and for your future health.
For more information visit: http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Obesity/Pages/Introduction.aspx