Obesity is a medical condition that occurs when excess body fat accumulates to such an extent that it can be dangerous to your health. Obesity is a condition that should be treated immediately because of the negative impact it has on the rest of your life; it reduces life expectancy greatly and also increases the risk of developing other medical conditions and serious diseases. Obesity has been linked to increased incidences of hypertension (high blood pressure), type 2 diabetes, stroke, osteoarthritis, and various cancers.
Symptoms Of Obesity
Obesity is usually measured using the Body Mass Index (BMI) which is calculated by dividing your weight in kilograms by your height in metres² with the results expressed in kg/m². According to the BMI classification, a BMI above 30kg/m² is considered obese.
Treatment of Obesity
If you are interested in losing weight please book a screening appointment with one of our dietitians to discuss a suitable plan for you. Spectrum Nutrition offers a wide range of weight loss programmes that vary in structure, strategy and duration in order to meet your individual needs. For more information on these programmes please visit our weight loss programme page.
Dietitians have a pivotal role in the treatment of obesity providing a safe yet effective method of sustainable weight loss and management. Treatment from our dietitians will focus on adjusting different lifestyle factors to help with weight loss such as dietary modification and an increase in physical activity. Weight will be lost in a gradual manner while still maintaining a balanced diet nutritionally, this helps to keep the weight off once it has been lost and also protects you from doing any damage to your body.