Weight Loss

Consultation & treatments

If you’re struggling with obesity, you’re not alone. Medical obesity is a common condition, thought to affect around 1 in 4 adults in the UK. It can lead to a variety of serious health conditions such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and strokes. Prescription treatments are available for patients who are obese, or who are overweight (with a Body Mass Index of 28 or more) and have additional health risk factors. As a CQC registered online doctor service, we can prescribe a range of clinically proven weight loss treatments via our UK-based, GP consultation service. Click below to begin your consultation and find the right treatment for you.

How to order your private prescription

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You simply tell us what medication you need

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Post your prescription

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Our pharmacists check and dispense your prescription

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Your medication is sent in discreet packaging

What is obesity?

Obesity is a common condition in the UK. It’s thought to affect around 1 in 4 adults and 1 in 5 children aged between 10 and 11. Being medically ‘obese’ means you’re very overweight and carrying a lot of body fat. The most widely used method for determining obesity is the body mass index (BMI), which looks at your weight in relation to your height. For most people, BMI is a useful indicator of whether you’re a healthy weight, overweight, or obese. You’re classed as overweight if your BMI is over 25, and obese if you have a BMI over 30. However this is not a useful measurement for people who are very muscular, as they can have a high BMI despite low levels of body fat. Obesity is compounded by the consumption of more calories from food than the body can burn off through physical activity. In modern society, the rise in obesity can be partially attributed to eating excessive amounts of high calorie, processed, sugary foods and sitting down for long periods of time without much exercise. Underlying physical conditions such as an underactive thyroid can also potentially lead to weight gain. If you think there is an underlying medical reason for obesity you should talk to your doctor.