Finding solutions to help you shed excess weight can be empowering and liberating
Carrying excess weight can contribute to increased risk of many diseases including heart and blood vessel disease, certain cancers, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, fatty liver disease and stroke. For these reasons it is appropriate to seek help if you are struggling with your weight despite your best efforts.
It is important for your doctor to check if you have developed any complications already such as diabetes, and also if you have any underlying hormone or medical problem that may have contributed to weight gain. If so it is important to treat these to help your weight loss journey. For example, thyroid problems are common in menopause and both these hormone issues can contribute to weight gain. Optimising them can significantly improve you success with weight management.
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Weight management frequently requires a multifaceted and holistic approach. The support of trained healthcare professionals has been shown to improve outcomes. Alongside lifestyle measures, nutritional approaches, medications and sometimes surgical treatments can help with long term sustained with loss. There are a number of specialist weight management services in the NHS that provide multidisciplinary care, support and treatments. Have a look at the NHS website for more information here;
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- Hormone Facts & Information